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. Read 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. Read 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. Read More
Tharpe & Howell’s Coverage and Bad Faith Defense Team and Appellate 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 GEICO Indemnity Company (the Firm’s client), was sued for causing an auto accident while operating a company vehicle on a personal errand, and the plaintiff obtained a judgment. Read More