Tharpe & Howell, LLP is a proud Gold Sponsor of the 2018 San Fernando Valley Business Journal (SFVBJ) Women’s Council Awards to be held at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, California, on April 12, 2018. At this event, women who have made a real difference in the San Fernando Valley will be honored for their accomplishments. Please join us in congratulating these women on their success. Award Categories include: CEO of the Year, Executive of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Rising Star, Not-For-Profit, Business Owner of the Year, Business Team of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Award.
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
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
Tharpe & Howell, LLP‘s support of women in business continues to grow. Most recently, the Firm proudly sponsored the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s 2017 Women in Business Awards held at the Hilton, Woodland Hills, on April 26th. This event honored distinguished women professionals throughout industry sectors who have inspired others through their continued success. [Pictured here left to right is Firm Partner Sherry Shavit, Managing Partner Stephanie Forman, and Senior Counsel Diana Rivera who attended the event.]
Tharpe & Howell, LLP, recently defeated a putative nationwide class action lawsuit on behalf of a publicly traded manufacturing/distribution client. In March of 2016, the Firm’s client, a well known personal care products company, was hit with a class action lawsuit for alleged violations of consumer protection and warranty laws. The representative plaintiff (a resident of New York) claimed that, in 2012, she had purchased an electric heating pad manufactured by the Firm’s client which then burned her in November of 2015. The Complaint alleged “diminution of value” of the heating pad and overpayment for an allegedly defective product. On behalf More