Mr. Viola practices in the areas of employment, commercial and complex litigation in Dykema's Los Angeles office and is the leader of the firm's Complex Insurance Litigation Team. He has over 27 years experience in representing clients on matters including employment, insurance bad faith claims, class actions, deceptive sales practices, insolvencies, ERISA, securities, and real estate.
Mr. Viola has extensive trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts, as well as in ADR proceedings. Representative matters include:
Employment Actions, including claims of wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment
Defense of Unfair Business Practices actions under California Business & Professions Code §§ 17200, et seq.
Defense of class actions involving alleged deceptive sales practices in the sale of life and health insurance policies and annuities and consumer goods and services
Defense of class actions involving alleged improper premium increases in universal life and health insurance policies
Defense of "bad faith" actions involving alleged deceptive sales and marketing practices in the sale of life insurance policies and annuities, including "vanishing premium" policies, elder abuse, fraud, securities fraud, unfair business practices, and RICO violations
Articles in the National Law Review database by John L. Viola