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Knez Law Group, Riverside Lawyers

Knez Law | Cases of Note

Knez Law Group has a rich history of incredible outcomes, settlements and verdicts. Although most cases settle out of court to avoid costly litigation, we are prepared from day 1 to go to trial and verdict when necessary. Below we’ve outlined a few cases that we’ve handled, but over the last 30+ years attorney Fred Knez, and more recently his sons Andrew and Matthew, have handled countless cases involving business litigation, commercial real estate disputes, professional malpractice, divorce & custody and personal injury.

Fire Sprinkler Systems, Inc. v. Viking Corporation, et al.; and Thorpe Design, Inc. v. Viking Corporation, et al.

defective vk457 sprinklerKnez Law Group represented Fire Sprinkler Systems, Inc. (FSS) and Thorpe Design, Inc. (Thorpe) in lawsuits against Viking Corporation, a Michigan corporation, with regard to defects in a Viking Residential Sprinkler Head known as the VK-457. FSS brought its suit in Riverside Superior Court and Thorpe brought its lawsuit in Federal Court in San Francisco. The two cases were prosecuted by the Knez Law Group under a joint discovery agreement and then settled shortly before trial in July 2017. In preparing for trial, multiple experts were retained by the Knez Law Group to investigate the cause for premature activations of the VK-457 sprinkler head, which have flooded homes in California and other parts of the United States. The trial preparation included depositions of engineers at Underwriters Laboratories (UL) in Chicago, Illinois and multiple depositions of engineers and other management level employees of Viking Corporation in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The settlement reached by Knez Law Group included reimbursement of FSS and Thorpe for their out-of-pocket losses associated with premature activations of the VK-457 sprinkler head and a replacement program whereby Viking Corporation is paying for replacement of the VK-457 sprinkler head under a replacement program. The settlement also includes an agreement by Viking Corporation to indemnify FSS and Thorpe with regard to future claims associated with premature activations of the VK-457 sprinkler head.

This Case In The News: http://www.sacbee.com/news/business/real-estate-news/article203150584.html

Garcia Juarez Construction, Inc. v “Current Practicing Attorney in Los Angeles

On behalf of Garcia Juarez Construction, Inc., Knez Law Group brought a legal malpractice case against an attorney in Los Angeles in Orange County Superior Court. The lawsuit claimed that the attorney and the attorneys at his firm failed to timely respond to Requests for Admission and failed to timely and properly respond to a motion brought by the Plaintiffs in the underlying case to have the Requests for Admission deemed admitted. After service of the complaint on this attorney, the Knez Law Group received threats from him that if the case was not dismissed he looked forward to “putting you out of business.” This attorney then projected that the Knez Law Group would “never see a penny out of this case.” Shortly before trial, the case was settled for $328,000.00.


Knez Law Group Serves the Inland Empire, Los Angeles and Orange County

Knez Law Group is comprised of highly experienced attorneys serving Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange County and throughout the state of California. Our firm handles a wide variety of litigation related matters and has also worked as outside local counsel for major corporations throughout the United States. If you need an experienced Southern California business lawyer, contact the Knez Law Group today at (951) 742-7681.

Knez Law Group A Smart Approach To Legal Service

Knez Law is a father and son law firm serving Southern California.

Being a smaller firm, Knez Law has a reputation of providing personal attention to their clients while providing effective legal solutions in the areas of business litigation, personal injury, family law, probate litigation, employment litigation and legal and medical malpractice.


Senior partner, Fred J. Knez, founded the firm based on the belief that solid legal representation requires a commitment to the client’s needs and a focus on successful results. At Knez Law, we pride ourselves on one-on-one relationships with our clients, and a legal team dedicated to effective representation.

Fred J. Knez


Andrew J. Knez


Matthew J. Knez