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RECENT SUCCESSES AND FIRM NEWS:

Jennifer Misetich has been named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2018 in Labor and Employment Law.  Only 2.5% of attorneys in California are selected for this honor, which is reserved for attorneys who are either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.

Brennan Mitch and Jeff Bolson obtained summary adjudication for defendant real estate investment company on two breach of contract causes of action, eliminating claims of $2.7 million in a business litigation case (June 2018).

Jennifer Misetich successfully settled for a nominal sum a lawsuit on behalf of a landlord sued by plaintiffs who claimed inhabitable conditions during their tenancy (May 2018).

Joan Cochran and Jennifer Misetich successfully settled a pre-litigation employment matter on behalf of two post-production entertainment companies, where a former employee claimed she was subjected to sexual harassment and discriminated against based on her age (May 2018).

Jennifer Misetich successfully settled for a small sum a pre-litigation employment matter on behalf of an acupuncture and chiropractic billing company, where a former employee claimed she was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for making complaints of discrimination and harassment (March 2018).

Joan Cochran and Lisa Kralik Hansen presented a London Symposium for the London Market insurers on March 22, 2018 - "The Great Divide: When does the claim file need to be divided between coverage and defense, Avoiding Bad Faith, and California Fair Claims Practices Certification."

Lisa Kralik Hansen successfully settled a declaratory relief action against a London market insurer, its third party administrator and independent adjuster arising out of a first-party property fire claim (March 2018).

Jennifer Misetich successfully settled an employment matter on behalf of a plumbing company immediately after the lawsuit was filed, where the plaintiff claimed discrimination, harassment, and various wage and hour violations, including employment misclassification (February 2018).

Joan Cochran and Jennifer Misetich successfully settled a personal injury lawsuit resulting from a car accident that occurred at approximately 5 mph, where the plaintiff claimed significant injury and lost wages (January 2018).

Lisa Kralik Hansen has been named to Super Lawyers for 2018 in Insurance Coverage. Lisa has been a selected Super Lawyer in Insurance Coverage since 2014.

Joan Cochran spoke at the 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 Kralik Hansen obtained 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 settled a disability discrimination lawsuit on behalf of a social services company that assists developmentally disabled adults (December 2017).

Jennifer Misetich successfully settled 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 joined 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 settled 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 Kralik Hansen successfully settled a class action lawsuit against a company which performs employee investigation reports after removal to federal court in Los Angeles (November 2017).

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

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

Joan Cochran and Lisa Kralik Hansen obtained summary judgment in favor of a 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 settled a lawsuit involving improper release of cremated remains on behalf of a mortuary (August 2017).

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

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

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

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

 

Joan Cochran and Lisa Hansen to present London Symposium for the London Market insurers on March 22, 2018 - "The Great Divide: When does the claim file need to be divided between coverage and defense, Avoiding Bad Faith, and California Fair Claims Practices Certification."

Lisa Hansen has been named to SuperLawyers for 2018 in Insurance Coverage. Lisa has been a selected SuperLawyer in Insurance Coverage since 2014.

 

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