Orange County Trial Attorney Gregory G. Brown Obtains $523,250 Jury Verdict for Real Housewives of Orange County Star Gretchen Rossi in Stalking and Assault Trial

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2012

On November 15, 2012, an Orange County jury awarded Real Housewives of Orange County reality TV star Gretchen Rossi $ 500,000 in compensatory and $ 23,250 in punitive damages against Jay Photoglou, according to the jury verdict. Photoglou was found liable for Stalking, Assault, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Conversion, Intentional Interference with Contract, and Intentional Interference Prospective Economic Advantage. The claims included Photoglous threats to kill Rossi, multiple assaults, submitting nude photos to Internet sites, harassment, and other wrongful conduct, based on the evidence presented at trial.

Photoglou also had a lawsuit against Rossi for libel, slander, and false light, according to his First Amended Complaint, seeking $ 1,000,000 in damages. The jury found against Photoglou on all of his defamation claims against Rossi, as established by the jury verdict.

Photoglou’s suit was filed in January 2010. Rossi’s was filed in June of 2010. According to court documents, the two cases were consolidated and trial began on October 22, 2012 in Orange County Superior Court case numbers 30-2010-00365771 and 30-2010-00393514.

The History

The issues began when Photoglou announced to the world on February 10, 2009 that he was Rossis real boyfriend and that her engagement to Jeffrey Beitzel was staged for the show, according to the evidence presented at trial. Within hours, Photoglou had gone to the National Enquirer, who ran his story, as also demonstrated by the evidence at trial. Rossi’s trial testimony recounted three separate death threats by Photoglou on November 18, 2008, February 18, 2009 and March 4, 2009. Rossi obtained a Temporary Restraining Order against Photoglou on March 5, 2009, according to court documents.

The Trial

The trial testimony revealed multiple death threats by Photoglou, stalking, online harassment, 911 calls, claims of suicide attempts, and posting of nude photos of Rossi. The parties filed numerous police reports, according to the evidence at trial. There were multiple claims by Photoglou that Rossi and Slade Smiley had assaulted him. The documentary evidence in trial indicated that Photoglou had also enlisted the help of many other associates and bloggers to virtually track Rossis every move to harass her and interfere with her career.

The trial evidence included 3 prior restraining orders against Mr. Photoglou, showing a 22-year pattern of harassing, stalking, and threatening women he knew, according to court documents.

In finding against Photoglou, the jury did not believe there was the relationship Photoglou claimed. During trial, he was repeatedly referred to as “obsessed” with Rossi, according to the trial transcripts. Attorney Gregory G. Brown said, “Photoglou testified in his deposition that he had been engaged to Rossi.” At times during the trial, Photoglou began to cry during his testimony.

According to the trial transcript, the second question asked of Photoglou on cross-examination was:


EMANIO, Inc. Announces Fully Supported Business Intelligence Software Trial

Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2012

EMANIO, Inc. today announced a new program designed to make test driving its revolutionary 100% browser-based business intelligence software easy and simple. Through the new program EMANIO customers can take advantage of a fully-functional in-house install of the browser-based platform while enjoying the full support of EMANIO’s professional services staff for up to a full 15 days.

“This new program gives our prospective customers an ideal way of being able to get an in-depth look at our product without worrying about support or questions,” said Mr. Walter Paliska, EMANIO’s VP of Marketing & Analytics. “We recognize that purchasing a business intelligence platform is not a simple decisions, and testing a software platform using your own data is a critical first step,” continued Mr. Paliska. Through the new program, EMANIO customers can contact the company’s sales department to arrange for a fully supported evaluation. If approved, the client receives a fully functional software install along with full access to EMANIO’s technical support and professional services team to help during the evaluation period.


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Electronic Cigarette Hub Releases Free E Cigarette Trial Kit That Helps New York Woman Quit Smoking

(PRWEB) June 18, 2012

E cigarettes have been reported as an effective smoking cessation tool by many smokers. talked to an electric cigarette user from New York who finally tried e cig because of the free trial kit offer from Electronic Cigarette Hub.

Megan Dawn, a service worker from New York said: I had dreamed about quiting smoking for a long time. About a year ago I read about electronic cigarettes. They seemed a bit expensive so I postponed the buying decision several times. Then I heard about the free trial offer from Ecig Hub and immediately ordered a trial starter kit. Now, a month later, I love smokeless cigarettes. My son and I both breathe better and Im coughing no more. Now when theres no constant stink, my senses are back. I had no idea I had really desensitized them. I feel better and I don’t get light headed or short-of-breath like I did before.

I thank ecig for giving me new options and for saving my son from 2nd hand smoke. Vapor cigarettes helped me kick the nasty habit of smoking. Im thankful for the electronic cigarette industry for coming up with a better and safer smoking alternative.

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Drupal Website Design and Development Firm, Project6 Design, Launches New Website For Litigation Graphics and Trial Strategy Firm

Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2012

San Francisco Bay Area branding and website design & development firm, Project6 Design, proudly announces the launch of a new website for Cogent Legal. The new website features a compelling home page design with an easy-to-use navigation. Additionally, the site boasts a customized portfolio review section that provides sample images and videos of their litigation graphics and trial strategy work, as well as compelling news items and testimonials. The site also includes a client login area for Cogents clients to login and view secure documents related to trials. Project6 built the new website with the Drupal content management system (CMS), which allows Cogent Legal to easily add new content to keep the site both relevant and engaging.

Even though Im an attorney and our clients are other attorneys and law firms, I didnt want Cogent Legals site to look like a law firm site, said Morgan C. Smith, Esq., president and founder of Cogent Legal. I wanted it to look more like an architecture firms site, with clean, modern lines and a visually engaging, easy-to-navigate portfolio of images. Searching for a web design and branding firm that could understand and implement this vision, I went outside the circle of design and marketing firms that have built sites for many law firms to find a design firm whose portfolio conveyed the look and feel I wanted to emulate: Project6 Design in Berkeley. They guided us through a process that dovetailed with my firms strategic planning insofar as it forced me to really think about and better understand the client base and their needs, as well as refine the firms goals.

Our team was just the right size for Cogent. Small enough to have excellent customer service and attention to detail, yet large enough to have the experience and expertise that really fit with their vision, said Esten Sesto, Founder and President of Project6 Design. Its really fulfilling when we can help a business in their efforts to grow and evolve. Cogents new website will serve as a marketing vehicle as well as a communication tool thats customized for their unique needs. Cogent Legal was a great partner in this project and we are really proud of the new website we have created for them.

About Cogent Legal

Cogent Legal designs persuasive, engaging, accurate and legally admissible demonstrative graphics for litigation. Cogent Legal also provides strategic case consulting and trial support. They help attorneys prepare and present their cases for maximum results with minimum stress. Morgan C. Smith, is a longtime litigator who successfully tried complex, high-value cases. His in-depth understanding of litigation, combined with the firm’s talented design team, enable Cogent Legal to offer clients unparalleled and invaluable collaboration. For more information, visit

About Project6 Design, Inc.

Project6 Design, established in 2001, is an award-winning San Francisco Bay Area (Berkeley, CA) based graphic design firm that specializes in strategic brand, print, and web design and development services. Project6 Design is unique because of its strong emphasis on design and usability while still having the ability to implement web projects in-house (leveraging several years of expertise in the Drupal CMS). From non-profit to Fortune 500, clients include the University of California – San Francisco, eBay, CA Technologies, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Gap, United Way, Serena Software, and Old Navy. For more information, call (510) 540-8005, email info[at]project6[dot]com, or visit


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