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Summary Judgement for Landlord in Pitbull Case

Marking a victory for DAR by partner Pennie Liu and associate Kelly Kim, they obtained summary judgment in a dog bite/premises liability case in favor of our landlord clients who rented out a single-family home in El Monte.  Unbeknownst to the landlords, the tenant’s pitbull had violently killed another dog years before it attacked the … Continue reading Summary Judgement for Landlord in Pitbull Case

TAKING “KILLER” DEPOSITIONS

On April 11, 2023, Partner John Brydon will be speaking with Alexandra S. Fernandez and Guy Kornblum as the moderator on the best approach to taking the depositions of key witnesses. Click here for details and to register: Display event – Taking “Killer” Depositions of Key Witnesses (sfbar.org)

ADC Annual Meeting in San Francisco

Partners John Brydon and Brian Buddell will be among esteemed high-profile speakers at the ADC Annual Meeting at the historic St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco on Union Square on December 8-9, 2022.  John Brydon, along with industry leaders, will address Successful Jury Trial Strategies in the Age of Nuclear Verdicts.  Brian Buddell will join … Continue reading ADC Annual Meeting in San Francisco

Defense Verdict in Auto v Pedestrian Case

Following a 2-week trial, a Torrance jury returned a defense verdict on July 19, 2022 for our client in a personal injury case arising out of a 2018 accident in a Redondo Beach intersection.  The plaintiff claimed that she was lawfully in the crosswalk and our 19-year-old driver failed to yield, striking plaintiff with her … Continue reading Defense Verdict in Auto v Pedestrian Case

Another Appellate Win for DAR in Landslide Case

Jim Weixel, of the firm’s Walnut Creek office, obtained a reversal of a summary judgment against the firm’s clients in a long-running landslide case in Contra Costa County.  A neighboring landowner argued, based on a declaration from his geotechnical engineer, that it was undisputed his property was not within the slide mass (the area of … Continue reading Another Appellate Win for DAR in Landslide Case

Asbestos Litigation Trends and Trial Overview

Please join Demler Armstrong & Rowland, LLP partner Edward P. Tugade at the upcoming virtual and complimentary conference, Asbestos Litigation Trends and Trial Overview, on June 22. Hosted by Perrin Conferences, the event speakers include prominent attorneys, insurance professionals, and industry experts. To view the agenda and register for this complimentary conference please go to: … Continue reading Asbestos Litigation Trends and Trial Overview

DAR Secures Victory in 9th Circuit

DAR Attorneys Eric Brenneman and Zachary Hamilton succeeded in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal in a case involving arbitrator qualifications under a reinsurance certificate. In Public Risk Innovation, Solutions, and Management v. AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., the Court of Appeal considered whether to affirm the district court’s rulings that (1) service with a joint … Continue reading DAR Secures Victory in 9th Circuit

VICTORY ON APPEAL

The firm delivered Farmers GroupTMinsurer Fire Insurance Exchange reversal of a demurrer overrule that prompted dismissal of several companion bad faith coverage cases arising from the Valley Fire inWestmoreland v. Fire Insurance Exchange(2021) 73 Cal.App.5th269, review denied March 9, 2022. David Ring briefed and argued the appeal with help from Paul Peters and John Brydon. … Continue reading VICTORY ON APPEAL

DAR prevails on summary judgment after Plaintiff rejects accompanying six-figure settlement offer

DAR attorneys Randy Moss and Lisa Pan scored another victory on summary judgment in a first-party bad faith lawsuit brought by an insured for water damage to a multi-unit residential building she owned.  While the claim was pending the insurer requested five times that the insured submit to an examination under oath.  She responded to … Continue reading DAR prevails on summary judgment after Plaintiff rejects accompanying six-figure settlement offer

Universal Indoor Mask Mandates are Lifting in California, but Beware the Caveats

By:  Kate Friend, Of Counsel, Demler, Armstrong & Rowland Last week the California Department of Public Health (the “CDPH”) announced that effective February 16 it will lift the universal indoor mask mandate. Mask mandates are also expiring on the same day in a number of jurisdictions that enacted local indoor mask mandates, including: in the … Continue reading Universal Indoor Mask Mandates are Lifting in California, but Beware the Caveats

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