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…


Staffer Simon Ho Testifies at State Capitol

Congratulations to staffer Simon Ho, who testifies at State Capitol before the California Senate’s Informational Hearing by the Select Committee on Autism and Related Disorders, chaired by Senator Darrell Steinberg, on August 5, 2014 about vocational training and employment for individuals with autism spectrum and related disorders: challenges and solutions. The firm is very proud to…


CLE – True Grit and Growth Mindset: Secrets of Success for Women

San Francisco associate Anna Gehriger facilitated working group sessions of practical scenarios faced by young female attorneys as part of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession’s ‘True Grit Project’ and BASF’s ‘No Glass Ceiling Initiative’ at the “True Grit and Growth Mindset: Secrets of Success for Women” program which provided Elimination of Bias in…


San Francisco Office Obtains Defense Verdict in Six Figure Personal Injury Suit

Jessica Stuart Pliner along with national counsel for a home appliance manufacturer obtained a defense verdict in a products liability case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the client manufacturer and retailer and against the plaintiffs who sued for burn…


Las Vegas Office Wins Full Defense Verdict in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Brenda H. Entzminger and Marjan Hajimirzaee successfully defended a large retail store in a civil jury trial in Las Vegas, Nevada. Plaintiff claimed he was injured when he slipped and fell while the retailer was cleaning its premises. Plaintiff demanded $2 million for a total knee replacement, future revision surgeries, and pain and suffering. On…


San Francisco Office Successfully Defends Six-Week Premises Liability Jury Trial where Plaintiff Requested $2.8 Million in Damages Resulted in Only $7,800 Award

Attorneys Robert Phillips and Sara Khan successfully defended a six week premises liability jury trial in the Fresno County Superior Court. Plaintiff sustained injuries to her back when she was struck by merchandise being hauled on a pallet. Plaintiffs presented testimony from five medical experts, including three neurosurgeons, that the incident resulted in serious injuries…