CALIFORNIA COURT OF APPEAL UPHOLDS ANOTHER FIRM WIN IN PUBLISHED DECISION!

July 12th, 2017/By Admin/In Firm News, Firm News

Tharpe & Howell’s Coverage and Bad Faith Defense Team and Appellate Team achieved another excellent result for an insurance carrier client when the California Court of Appeal upheld the prior granting of a motion for summary judgment in an action alleging bad faith!  The Firm’s client, Mid-Century Insurance Company, had issued a policy of comprehensive general liability insurance covering a gasoline station.  After one of the station’s underground fuel storage tanks failed a test, the insured discovered the underside of the tank had suffered some minor damage to its hull.  The damage was caused by the failure of the installer More

EXHIBITOR: CCWC 15TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

June 27th, 2017/By Admin/In Workers' Compensation Defense

Tharpe & Howell, LLP will be an exhibitor at the California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation (CCWC) 15th Annual Conference to be held at the Disney Grand California Hotel & Spa in Anaheim, California from July 12, 2017 through July 14, 2017.    The CCWC is dedicated to providing leadership, education, and advocacy in support of an equitable and efficient workers’ compensation system.  If you will be at the conference, please stop by our table to say hello to members of our Firm’s Workers’ Compensation Defense team.

GUEST SPEAKER: CONTROLLING THE COSTS OF CONSTRUCTION DEFECT LITIGATION

June 13th, 2017/By Admin/In Firm Events

Firm Attorney  J. Christopher Bennington will be a featured guest speaker at the PLRB West Regional Adjusters Conference to be held in Riverside, California, on June 14 and 15, 2017.   The topic of discussion will be “Controlling The Costs of Construction Defect Litigation” and will focus on the intricacies of balancing aggressive client representation with controlled mounting litigation costs and expenses. Mr. Bennington is a successful trial attorney with more than three decades of legal experience.   Currently, he is a Senior Associate of Tharpe & Howell, LLP, serving clients in the Firm’s Bad Faith and Coverage Practice Group.

GUEST SPEAKER: INSURANCE COVERAGE LITIGATION – RECENT TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENT EXPLORED

June 13th, 2017/By Admin/In Firm Events

Firm Partner Timothy D. Lake will be a featured guest speaker at a live webinar to be hosted by The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress on Thursday, July 13, 2017 beginning at 12:00 PM (ET).   The topic of discussion will be “Insurance Coverage Litigation – Recent Trends and Development Explored. ”  During the presentation, Mr. Lake will review recent coverage trends and case law developments and provide insights on insurers’ best practices for claims handling, settlement strategies and risk mitigation. Mr. Lake is Chair of Tharpe & Howell, LLP’s Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Practice Group and also serves as More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

June 01st, 2017/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG

Topics for this Month include: – California Supreme Court Opines on “Day of Rest” Requirements – OSHA Delaying New Recordkeeping Requirements – Implementation of DOL’s “Fiduciary Rule” – New Workplace Harassment Guide for California Employers – Update on Bills Pending in California and U.S. California Supreme Court Clarifies “Day of Rest” Requirements On May 8, 2017, the California Supreme Court issued an advisory opinion regarding questions that the Ninth Circuit had on California’s “day of rest” requirements in Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc.  The Court held as follows: Labor Code §551 entitles every person to one day’s rest in seven. A More

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