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…


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…


San Francisco Office Successfully Moves to Strike Employment Lawsuit Against Fortune 100 Employer

San Francisco attorneys Greg Spallas and Anna Gehriger prevailed on behalf of a large employer client on a special motion to strike (pursuant to the Anti-SLAPP statute, California Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16) resulting in an early dismissal of plaintiff’s employment lawsuit alleging ten causes of action, including defamation, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination…


San Francisco Office Successfully Obtains Dismissal of Action in Federal Court

San Francisco attorneys Robert K. Phillips and Priya Navaratnasingham successfully obtained a dismissal with prejudice of plaintiff’s entire action before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. Plaintiff alleged breach of contract against an interstate motor carrier and sought damages for loss of property, personal injury and pain and suffering. Mr….