FIRM SENIOR ASSOCIATE ZENA KALIOUNDJI AGAIN DESIGNATED AS RISING STAR!

July 17th, 2017/By Admin/In Firm News, Firm News, General Litigation, Los Angeles

For the third year in a row, Firm Senior Associate Zena Kalioundji has been designated as a “Rising Star” by the Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star Edition.   This honor is reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice and is only given to 2.5% of all attorneys in Southern California.  Please join us in congratulating Ms. Kalioundji for this well-deserved standing! Ms. Kalioundji is a Senior Associate in the Firm’s Sherman Oaks office. Her practice focuses on general litigation, including complex civil litigation, subrogation, employment and labor law, business litigation, premises liability, insurance, and contracts. Ms. Kalioundji is More

FIRM ASSOCIATE ZENA KALIOUNDJI AGAIN DESIGNATED AS RISING STAR!

January 26th, 2016/By Admin/In Firm News, Firm News, General Litigation, Locations, Los Angeles

For the second year in a row, Firm Associate Zena Kalioundji has been designated as a “Rising Star” by the Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star Edition.   This honor is reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice and is only given to 2.5% of all attorneys in Southern California.  Please join us in congratulating Ms. Kalioundji for this well-deserved standing! Ms. Kalioundji is an Associate in the Firm’s Sherman Oaks office. Her practice focuses on general litigation, including complex civil litigation, subrogation, employment and labor law, business litigation, premises liability, insurance, and contracts. Ms. Kalioundji is experienced in More

California State Bar Appoints Timothy Lake To Insurance Law Committee

August 19th, 2015/By Admin/In Bad Faith and Coverage, Firm News, Firm News, Insurance Defense, Locations, Los Angeles

Firm Partner Timothy Lake was recently appointed by the California State Bar to serve as a member of its Insurance Law Committee.  Mr. Lake is Chair of the Firm’s Insurance Bad Faith and Coverage Practice Group and represents various insurance carriers on a broad range of issues involving coverage and related matters.  Mr. Lake is also a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance’s Coverage Litigation Committee, and publishes and speaks frequently on insurance coverage issues. If you would like to speak with Mr. Lake about his legal practice, please call him direct at (818) 205-9955.

California Court of Appeal Upholds Firm Win!

August 19th, 2015/By Admin/In Appellate and Writs, Bad Faith and Coverage, Firm News, Firm News, Locations, Los Angeles

Once again – Tharpe & Howell’s Bad Faith Defense Team achieved excellent results for an insurance carrier client when the California Court of Appeal upheld the previous granting of a Motion for Summary Judgment in an action alleging bad faith! In the underlying case, an insured of Fire Insurance Exchange (the Firm’s client), was sued for an alleged sexually motivated assault and false imprisonment. In the subsequent bad faith case, the main issue concerned coverage for “false imprisonment” that was keyed to an “occurrence” defined as an “accident.” In both actions, the insured maintained his act of admittedly cornering the More

Bad Faith Claim Defended!

August 19th, 2015/By Admin/In Bad Faith and Coverage, Firm News, Firm News, Locations, Los Angeles, Real Estate and Construction Law

Partners Tim Lake and Chris Maile successfully defended an insurance carrier in a bad-faith case brought by an 83 year old plaintiff alleging the carrier had breached his homeowners insurance policy and committed bad-faith when it refused to pay a judgment against him of $235,000.00.  As a result of some favorable legal rulings based upon coverage defenses asserted by the carrier and damaging testimony to the plaintiff’s case by several early witnesses, plaintiff settled the case during trial, rather than face possible dismissal on a non-suit motion.

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