Nevada Office Obtains Summary Judgment in Premises Liability Case

Las Vegas associate Ryan Kerbow obtained summary judgment in favor of retailer Sam’s Club in a premises liability case. Plaintiff claimed special damages in excess of $1.4 million as a result of a slip and fall on a spill in a checkout lane. Summary judgment was granted as plaintiff was unable to rebut Sam’s Club’s…


San Francisco Office Successfully Compels Arbitration in a Case that Received National Media Attention

Partner Elisa R. Marcaletti successfully moved to compel arbitration in a nationally-recognized case on behalf of the firm’s client, a wedding photography/videography company based in Chicago, Illinois, that does business in over twenty states. Plaintiff, a San Francisco bride whose wedding video was leaked online by a third party unbeknownst to the firm’s client, appealed…


San Francisco Office Successfully Defends Multi-Million Dollar Auto Claim

San Francisco attorneys Robert K. Phillips and Kaa Bao Yang successfully defended an auto dealer in a two-week motor vehicle jury trial in Monterey County Superior Court involving catastrophic injuries and claims of permanent disability. Plaintiff called five doctors to testify and three liability experts. Plaintiff asked the jury to award 3.5 million dollars.


Las Vegas Office Obtains Dismissal Sanctions in Premises Liability Action 

Brenda Entzminger and Betsy Jefferis obtained a dismissal with prejudice in a personal injury case against the retailer, Wal-Mart.  Plaintiff sought general and special damages in the seven-figure range for a slip and fall matter. The dismissal was for Plaintiff’s prior violations of court orders which led the magistrate judge to recommend dismissal sanctions for Plaintiff’s…


Las Vegas Office Obtains Exclusion of Damages in Premises Liability Action 

Las Vegas attorney Ryan Kerbow obtained an order from the United States District Court, District of Nevada, excluding $263,793 in past medical expenses and $472,538.00 in future damages in a premises liability action. The exclusion was a sanction pursuant to FRCP 37 for untimely disclosure of damages.  McJunkin v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 2:15–cv–01966–LDG–PAL, ECF…