Alyce Foshee and Timothy Kuhls have been elevated to Partner

We are delighted to announce that Alyce Foshee and Timothy Kuhls have been elevated to Partner. Ms. Foshee is based in the San Francisco office and specializes in product liability, catastrophic personal injury, pharmacy and trucking cases. She serves numerous clients throughout the Bay Area and in Nevada and has extraordinary litigation experience. Her extensive…


Motions for Summary Judgement Granted in Clients’ Favor and Case Dismissed

Attorneys Kimberly R. Thompson, Sandra L. Block, Matthew A. Gardner, and Michael R. Halvorsen of our Los Angeles Office recently secured a summary judgment for the clients in a case brought in San Bernardino County Superior Court involving a plaintiff falling off a ladder at the clients’ home. The Judge agreed with the defense that…


San Francisco Office Obtains Defense Verdict in Motor Vehicle Jury Trial

San Francisco attorneys Robert K. Phillips and Victor C. Ng obtained a defense verdict in a six-day motor vehicle jury trial in San Benito County Superior Court. While liability was stipulated, the defendant contested the alleged catastrophic injuries necessitating multiple spine fusions and disc replacements. Despite the concession of liability and a concession that the…


Las Vegas Obtains Defense Verdict at Arbitration in Premises Liability Lawsuit

Congratulations to our Las Vegas office for obtaining a defense verdict in a premises liability lawsuit brought against a Fortune 500 retailer. The plaintiff alleged negligence after a pallet being pulled by a store associate allegedly hit her. The arbitrator found plaintiff was walking backwards at the time of the incident, did not look behind…


Las Vegas Office Obtains Defense Verdict in Property Damage Lawsuit

Associate Daniel Joslyn obtained a defense verdict in a property damage case in the Henderson Justice Court in Clark County, Nevada. After a bench trial, the Court ruled that the defendant, an international retailer, was not responsible for $10,000 in damages claimed to plaintiff’s car following an oil change, accepting Mr. Joslyn’s arguments that intervening…


San Francisco Office Obtains Summary Judgment in Catastrophic Auto-Pedestrian Accident

Partner Robert Phillips and associate Mana Ettafagh prevailed on a motion for summary judgment in an auto-pedestrian accident resulting in catastrophic injuries. Plaintiffs alleged negligent design and construction of a Fortune 500 retailer’s parking lot. The court found that the defendant retailer did not owe plaintiffs any duty to protect against the acts of a…


Nevada Office Obtains Summary Judgment in Premises Liability Case

Las Vegas associate Ryan Kerbow obtained summary judgment in a premises liability slip and fall matter. Plaintiff slipped and fell on orange soda in a store. Approximately twenty seconds prior, a female customer pushing a shopping cart and accompanied by a small child stopped momentarily in the spot where the incident would occur, then turned…


Mendocino County Bar Association Commends James Ghidella for Settlement Expertise

Brian Momsen,Esq., President of the Mendocino County Bar Association, has commended Senior Counsel James Ghidella on behalf of the Association for his many years of service as pro tem Settlement Officer of the Court and equating the level of his services in court-mandated settlement conferences to those commonly provided in private mediations. Congratulations to Jim.


Nevada Office Obtains Summary Judgment in Tort Case

Associate Alyce Foshee obtained summary judgment in a tort dispute, with the Eighth District Judicial Court (Clark County, Nevada) dismissing plaintiffs’ complaint which alleged causes of action for (1) malicious prosecution, (2) negligent hiring/training/supervision, (3) negligent infliction of emotional distress, (4) negligent performance of an undertaking, (5) nuisance, (6) aiding and abetting, (7) concert of…