Another Victory for Paul Wayne!

August 19th, 2015/By Admin/In Firm News, Firm News, Locations, Los Angeles, Transportation Law

Firm Partner Paul Wayne recently received another favorable verdict when a Jury found the opposing plaintiff 90% comparatively negligent for the underlying incident!

Facts:

After completing his job unloading produce trucks in the “skid row” area of downtown Los Angeles, plaintiff, a homeless man, claimed to have fallen asleep on a sidewalk adjacent to the nearby loading docks. While asleep, his left leg and hip were run over by the rear tires on the defendants’ tractor-trailer, causing numerous injuries including a broken left leg, dislocated hip, a fractured lumbar vertebrae, nerve damage, and a lacerated penis. Read More

Bad Faith Claim Defeated!

August 11th, 2015/By Admin/In Bad Faith and Coverage, Firm News, Firm News, Locations, Los Angeles, Transportation Law

Tharpe & Howell’s Bad Faith Team successfully defended a nationally recognized insurance carrier in a bad faith action stemming from a claim for theft of a tractor.

In this case, the insured made a claim under a commercial vehicle policy for the theft of his Freightliner tractor. In response to the claim, the insurer denied coverage on the basis that the insured’s independent insurance broker failed to properly apply for theft coverage on the insured’s tractor.  Read More

California Supreme Court Sides With Firm’s Store Owner Client

August 08th, 2015/By Admin/In Appellate and Writs, Business/Intellectual Property Law, Firm News, General Litigation, Locations, Los Angeles

The California Supreme Court denied a Petition for Review brought by an adversary plaintiff, challenging a California Court of Appeal decision to issue a Peremptory Writ of Mandate directing the Trial Court to set aside its order denying a Motion for Summary Judgment (“MSJ”) filed by the Firm on behalf of a store owner client.

In this case, plaintiff sought to hold the Firm’s store owner client liable in negligence for loss of property as a result of plaintiff’s claim that while shopping at the client’s store, her wallet was stolen by an unidentified Hispanic male and an unidentified Hispanic female accomplice.  Read More

FIRM ASSOCIATE ZENA KALIOUNDJI DESIGNATED AS RISING STAR!

June 22nd, 2015/By Admin/In Firm News, Firm News, General Litigation, Locations, Los Angeles

Firm Associate Zena Kalioundji has been designated as a “Rising Star” by the Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star Edition. 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 all phases of civil litigation, including trial work. Read More

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