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RECENT SUCCESSES AND FIRM NEWS:

Joan Cochran to speak at CLM Annual Convention in March 2018 – “Does Sophie have a Choice? Ethical Considerations that Trigger A Right of Independent Counsel and the Consequences of Unethical Conduct in Litigation and Mediation.”

Joan Cochran and Lisa Hansen obtain an Order from the Ninth Circuit for appellate sanctions against the plaintiffs and their attorney who sued the firm’s client, a securities attorney (December 2017).

Jennifer Misetich successfully settles a disability discrimination lawsuit on behalf of a social services company that assists developmentally disabled adults (December 2017).

Jennifer Misetich successfully settles a complaint brought before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing against a collections agency for a very nominal amount (November 2017).

ChaHee Lee Olson joins the firm in October 2017.  ChaHee is a native of Japan, fluent in Japanese and has managed teams of Japanese language document review attorneys on large-scale electronic discovery projects involving foreign corrupt practices and antitrust matters.  Prior to that, ChaHee worked as a litigation associate in a boutique construction and business law firm in Los Angeles.

Jennifer Misetich successfully settles a personal injury lawsuit resulting from a motor vehicle accident for a small sum, where the plaintiff claimed significant injury to her back and neck and a complete inability to work (November 2017).

Joan Cochran and Lisa Hansen successfully settle class action lawsuit against company which performs employee investigation reports after removal to federal court in Los Angeles (November 2017).

Joan Cochran and Jennifer Misetich successfully settle a disability discrimination lawsuit on behalf of a large construction contracting/management firm (October 2017).

Joan Cochran and Lisa Hansen obtain dismissal of Ninth Circuit appeal in a securities due diligence action against a lawyer due to lack of appellate jurisdiction (August 2017).

Joan Cochran and Lisa Hansen obtain summary judgment in favor of London market Insurer on an insurer vs. insurer dispute in federal court in San Francisco, defeating a contribution claims in excess of $900,000 (August 2017).

Joan Cochran and Jennifer Misetich successfully settle a lawsuit involving improper release of cremated remains on behalf of a mortuary (August 2017).

Jennifer Misetich joins the firm in August 2017.  Jennifer is a seven-year lawyer who brings a wealth of employment litigation experience to the firm.

Lisa Hansen presents at The Knowledge Group webinar on “Insurance Bad Faith:  How to Identify and Mitigate Risk” (July 2017).

Joan Cochran and Lisa Hansen obtain summary judgment in favor of London market insurer on a declaratory relief/rescission action in Alameda County Superior Court (July 2017), after defeating a motion to stay the declaratory relief action.

Joan Cochran, Lisa Hansen and Brennan Mitch present London symposium for the London market insurers “To Defend or Not to Defend and Triggering the Right to Independent Counsel with California Fair Claims Practices Certification” (March 2017).

Joan Cochran and Jeff Bolson try to verdict a commercial landlord-tenant action in Orange County Superior Court for six weeks (January-February 2017).  Joan Cochran, Jeff Bolson, Lisa Hansen and Brennan Mitch succeed on post-trial motions to reduce the verdict by $14.1 million (July 2017).

Lisa Hansen named to Super Lawyers for 2017 in Insurance Coverage.  Lisa has been selected a Super Lawyer in Insurance Coverage since 2014.

 

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