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  • Education
    • J.D., Golden Gate University
    • B.A., University of California-Los Angeles, Psychology
  • Court Admissions
    • Supreme Court of California
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Wesley D. Hurst is a principal in our Los Angeles office and a member of the firm's Litigation Department. With over 25 years of litigation experience, Mr. Hurst has a highly successful record in all aspects of business litigation, including construction, real estate, financial services and contract disputes. Mr. Hurst also defends consumer product and class actions.

Mr. Hurst leads a nationwide Mobility and Vehicle Use Practice. He represents rental car companies and motorcycle rental companies, carsharing companies, automobile manufacturers and companies pursuing new and emerging business models related to mobility and the use of vehicles. Mr. Hurst is a frequent speaker and author on mobility related topics. 
  • Represented a national rental car company in defending against multiple representative and class actions alleging violations of various consumer statutes.
  • Represented a retailer in a class action in California alleging a violation of a consumer protection statute in connection with the sale of automotive products.
  • Represented a car sharing company in the development of its business and provided risk analysis.
  • Represented owner in a dispute with contractor and subcontractors arising from the construction of commercial buildings used for biotech in South San Francisco.
  • Represented a lender in an appeal arising from a loan agreement and personal guaranty enforcement action. 
  • Represented a national rental car company in the defense of various tort claims, including negligent entrustment.
  • Represented a solar contractor in a dispute regarding scope and timing of a project.
  • Represented a general contractor in a dispute with a demolition subcontractor.
  • Represented a rental car company in the revision of its rental agreement.
  • Represented national general contracting firm in litigation arising from the design and construction of a $500 million silicon chip manufacturing plant in Colorado.
  • Represented institutional investor in numerous cases, including class actions, arising from the construction and sale of thousands of single family homes in residential projects throughout California.
  • Represented a financial institution in managing numerous actions, including loan enforcement and real estate liability matters.
  • Represented a manufacturer of personal computers in defending a consumer class action challenging the company's internet sales practices.
  • Represented owners of radio stations in defending a RICO complaint based on the broadcasting of infomercials.
  • Represented an individual in a dispute regarding the control and sale of a business.
  • Represented a national clothing chain in defending a consumer class action challenging the company's internet sales practices.
  • Represented a developer in a dispute with a joint venture partner regarding the development of a golf course in Southern California.
  • Represented a national consulting firm in the enforcement of guaranty obligations.
  • Represented a purchaser of real estate in a failure to disclose case against a seller
  • Represented an individual in a corporate dissolution dispute.
  • Represented a national retailer in lease litigation filed across the country.
  • Represented a medical provider in disputes regarding medical services and pricing.
  • Represented equity investor in litigation and bankruptcy proceedings arising from investments in dairies.
  • Represented a group of investors in a telecommunications company in litigation and bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Represented contractor in dispute arising from the construction of a $5 million residence in Marin County, California.
  • Represented residential owner in dispute arising from the construction of an $8 million residence in Woodside, California.
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Co-Author, Auto Rental News
May 30, 2018
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Hey is that Legal? Top 10 Legal Issues Surrounding On-Demand Rentals (Carsharing)
Co-Presenter, International Car Rental Show
April 17, 2018
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The Evolution of Carsharing: What's Next On the Horizon?
Panelist, National Shared Mobility Summit
March 12, 2018
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Co-Author, Auto Rental News
November 16, 2017
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2018 and Beyond: Economic Opportunities from Traffic Jams
Author
September 25, 2017
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Association of Corporate Counsel
2Q2017
June 2017
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Co-presenter, International Car Rental Show; Las Vegas, NV
March 28, 2017
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Effective Counter Sales that Won’t Get You in Trouble
Presenter, Auto Rental Summit; Lake Buena Vista, Florida
October 25, 2016
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Auto Rental News
September/October 2016
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Presenter, International Car Rental Show; Las Vegas, NV
April 19, 2016