San Francisco Office Successfully Represents Property Owner and Settles Serious Personal Injury Case

Todd Angstadt and Elisa Marcaletti successfully represented a property owner in a case involving a plaintiff who was severely injured in a motorcycle accident when the client and others allegedly strung a rope across the road, “clothes lining” plaintiff. The plaintiff’s physical injuries necessitated a medically-induced coma, multiple plastic surgeries, and future plastic and oral…


San Francisco Office Defeats Class Certification and Successfully Settles Habitability Action

Todd Angstadt and Elisa Marcaletti recently successfully settled two related lawsuits filed by 46 plaintiffs in Alameda Superior Court. The plaintiffs were tenants of an apartment complex located in Oakland, California. The firm represented the apartment complex owners against claims of retaliatory eviction, wrongful endeavors to evict, negligence, breach of contract, breach of the warranty…


San Francisco Office Obtains $63,000 Attorneys Fees Award in Landlord-Tenant Action

Robert K. Phillips and Jessica Stuart Pliner moved for attorneys fees and costs after prevailing in an action brought against our landlord clients for the breach of warranty of habitability in Sonoma Superior Court. The Court granted motions declaring plaintiff a vexatious litigant and dismissing her cross-complaint. The Court also granted our motion for fees…


San Francisco Office Obtains $6.6 Million Dollar Judgment on Behalf of Biopharmaceutical Client

Robert K. Phillips, Katherine Munter and Jessica Pliner brought an intellectual property case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of their biopharmaceutical client against a Japanese manufacturer. The defendant had misappropriated confidential information related to our client’s technology which is used in a number of medical, therapeutic…