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…


Candice Mullings Williams has been promoted to Partner

Congratulations to Candice Mullings Williams, who has been promoted to Partner at the firm. Ms. Williams joined the firm in 2007. She specializes in civil litigation defense, with a focus on high exposure personal injury matters. Ms. Williams consistently obtains favorable trial verdicts and settlements on behalf of her Fortune 500 clients. Ms. Williams is…


Associate Anna Gehriger has been selected as an “Outstanding Volunteer” for 2015

Congratulations to Anna C. Gehriger who has been selected as an “Outstanding Volunteer” for 2015 by the San Francisco Bar Association’s Justice and Diversity Center, and will be honored at a Volunteer Appreciation Celebration on March 9, 2016 at the War Memorial & Performing Arts Center. Anna will receive a certificate and thanks from the evening’s guest…


Employment Attorneys Prevail Before the United States Supreme Court

In October 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court denied plaintiff’s Petition for a Writ of Certiorari of a successful motion for summary judgment which San Francisco partner Gregory Spallas and associate Anna Gehriger had won in December 2012, on behalf of a large commercial employer. The 2012 summary judgment by the U.S. District Court for the…


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…


San Francisco Office Obtains Dismissal in Personal Injury/Construction Accident Case Against Clients Based on Privette/Hooker Doctrine and Avoids Plaintiff’s Seven-Figure Damage Allegations

Robert K. Phillips and Ryan Gille successfully obtained a dismissal of a personal injury/construction accident case against PSA’s clients. The plaintiff sought general and special damages in the seven figure range for work-related injuries received after a concrete pump hose whipped and struck him, allegedly resulting in traumatic brain injury and permanent disability. Our attorneys filed…