Premises & General Liability/Personal Injury

  • Obtained multiple summary judgments in dog bite cases for one of the largest national pet retailers and one of the largest national multi-family dwelling REITs on the issue of notice to the premises owner.
  • Obtained summary judgment on the issues of breach and notice for one of the largest national pet retailers in a case where plaintiff claimed she was injured when the sliding glass door closed on her as she entered the store.
  • Prevailed on summary judgment motion for a utility company in a case involving catastrophic injuries sustained when plaintiff made contact with a 115,000 volt power line. The court found the utility complied with its statutory obligations and did not otherwise breach any duties owed to plaintiff. 
  • Obtained a jury verdict in a personal injury case for significantly less than the California Code of Civil Procedure section 998 offer to compromise, resulting in a nominal payment to Plaintiff after costs and expert fees were deducted from the award. 
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of premises liability action filed against Craft Brewery & Restaurant client immediately after deposing plaintiff (San Diego Superior Court).
  • Prevailed on appeal of a successful summary judgment for an employer in a wrongful death action in San Diego Superior Court on the issue of whether an employee was acting in the course and scope of his employment at the time of the accident.
  • Prevailed on summary judgment on the issue of “open and obvious” in a premises liability case where plaintiff fell off a three-foot ledge and fractured her leg.
  • Obtained a dismissal at the pleading stage of all class and fraud allegations in a mold exposure case in Los Angeles Superior Court against the largest owner of residential apartment complexes in the nation.
  • Successfully demurred and forced a nominal settlement in a personal injury matter. Subsequently recovered attorney’s fees via contribution claim against a third party in Orange County Superior Court.
  • Succeeded on a motion for summary judgment in Sacramento Superior Court against sixteen plaintiffs alleging fraud in a mold exposure case, where case eventually settled for more than $6 million against the other co-defendants.