Las Vegas Associate Co-Chairs Creation of First Bi-Lingual Special Edition Nevada Lawyer in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and Co-Authors Feature Article

Siria L. Gutiérrez served on the Las Vegas Latino Bar Association committee which spearheaded the September 2013 Special Edition of the Nevada Lawyer in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. She helped co-author the main feature which highlighted the achievements and contributions of Hispanic members of the Nevada Bar. The issue was the first Nevada Lawyer…


San Francisco Office Prevails on a Motion to Strike Punitive Damages in Premises Liability Matter

Robert K. Phillips and Jacqueline K. Oh successfully brought a motion to strike punitive damages against Michigan plaintiffs in a premises liability matter venued in San Francisco Superior Court. Our attorneys effectively argued under California’s choice of law analysis that Michigan had a predominant interest in the application of its law prohibiting punitive damages against…


Las Vegas Office Prevails on Motion for Exclusion Sanctions

The firm won a Motion for Exclusion Sanctions on behalf of its client,  a major retailer. As a result, the Court issued an Order excluding plaintiff’s future medical expenses in excess of $200,000, excluding evidence of permanent disability and excluding from trial plaintiff’s two retained medical experts. As a result of this Order, plaintiff is limited…


Associate Anna Gehriger Recognized in Law School Dean Blog

Associate Anna Gehriger chairs the Barristers’ Diversity Committee, which organized a diverse panel of law school administrators to educate attendees about career opportunities at law schools: http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/blogs/Deans/posts/basf-presents-exploring-careers-in-law-school-administration.html.


San Francisco Office Prevails on a Motion for Summary Judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District

In December 2012, the San Francisco office prevailed on a Motion for Summary Judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District against Plaintiff’s claims of age and disability based discrimination, harassment, retaliation and failure to accommodate. Attorneys Gregory Spallas and Anna Gehriger brought the motion on behalf of a large commercial employer before…


San Francisco Associates and Staff Attend BASF’s School to College Day

Attorneys Ashley Standfield, Kendra McGee, and Holly Brauchli joined assistants Theresa Mongelluzzo and Nicholas Garcia at the Bar Association of San Francisco’s School to College Day on October 16, 2012. At this service event, the participants conversed with students about applying to college and seeking scholarships. All enjoyed the opportunity to “pay it forward” by…


Las Vegas Office Prevails on Motion to Exclude Claims Totaling Over 1.2 Million Dollars in Personal Injury Suit

Attorney A. J. Sharp successfully brought a motion to exclude Plaintiff’s claims for future medical expenses and wage loss totaling more than $1.2 million in a personal injury matter venued in the United States District Court. Mr. Sharp successfully argued that plaintiff’s counsel’s failure to timely provide accurate and updated computations of damages substantially prejudiced…