Recent News and Firm News

Staking Her Claim. Lisa Kralik Hansen’s inspiring journey from cautious Corn Belt bookworm to confi dent, top-tier California insurance coverage litigator.

Lisa Hansen won a Motion for Terminating Sanctions in the Riverside County Superior Court resulting in the striking of a cross-complaint against the firm’s clients with additional evidentiary and monetary sanctions, following numerous court orders on motions to compel discovery (October 2019).

Lisa Hansen successfully settled action involving California’s Investigative Consumer Reporting Agency Act in a case involving an employee background check (September 2019).

Lisa Hansen and Joan Cochran obtained summary judgment from the Fresno County Superior Court on a coverage/bad faith case for a London market insurer on issues of the Driver Criteria Endorsement in a trucking policy and failure to disclose material facts in the application for insurance (August 2019).

Lisa Hansen and Joan Cochran extricate life insurance brokers from a broker negligence lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court with a demurrer sustained without leave to amend on statute of limitations grounds (May 2019).

Joan Cochran was selected as a 2019 Southern California SuperLawyer in Professional Liability.

Lisa Hansen was selected as a 2019 Southern California SuperLawyer in Insurance Coverage.

Jennifer Misetich was selected as a 2019 Southern California Rising Star in Labor and Employment.

Joan Cochran and Jennifer Misetich conducted a seminar for human resource professionals at the California HR Conference presented by the Professionals In Human Resources Association entitled “Call Me Caitlyn, Not Bruce: Navigating the New Transgender Workplace.” (August 2019).

Jennifer Misetich successfully settled a personal injury lawsuit resulting from a trucking and motor vehicle accident showing a lack of causation for plaintiff's claimed injuries to his middle back and left knee which has not resolved (October 2019).   

ChaHee Olson is actively representing Japanese-speaking companies and individuals in litigated and pre-litigation matters. 

Lisa Hansen won a Motion for Terminating Sanctions in the Riverside County Superior Court resulting in the striking of a cross-complaint against the firm’s clients with additional evidentiary and monetary sanctions, following numerous court orders on motions to compel discovery (October 2019).

Lisa Hansen successfully settled action involving California’s Investigative Consumer Reporting Agency Act in a case involving an employee background check (September 2019).

Lisa Hansen and Joan Cochran prevail on a Motion for Summary Judgment in a bad faith case in the Fresno Superior Court for a London Market insurer, with the court agreeing there was never any coverage for a cargo loss claim due to the insured’s failure to meet the Driver Criteria endorsement of the Motor Truck Cargo policy (August 2019).

Jennifer Misetich successfully settled a wrongful termination and disability discrimination matter on behalf of a manufacturer of hair coloring products, which included the successful enforcement of a contractual indemnity provision and partial recovery of the client’s defense costs (August 2019).

Jennifer Misetich successfully settled a personal injury matter where the plaintiff underwent two significant surgeries and needed a third surgery as a result of the subject trucking and motor vehicle accident (May 2019).   

Joan Cochran and Lisa Hansen extricate life insurance brokers from a broker negligence lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court with a demurrer sustained without leave to amend on statute of limitations grounds (May 2019).

Joan Cochran and Jennifer Misetich successfully settled a personal injury matter where the plaintiff allegedly incurred over $800,000 in medical treatment (April 2019).

Joan Cochran is selected as a 2019 Southern California SuperLawyer in Professional Liability.

Jennifer Misetich was a presenter at the March 2019 CLM Annual Convention.  Jennifer’s panel discussion was on “Call Me Caitlyn, Not Bruce:  Navigating the New Transgender Landscape in Healthcare, Business, and Employment Claims.”   

Lisa Hansen was a presenter at the March 2019 CLM Annual Convention.  Lisa’s panel discussion was on “The Great Divide – When Does a Claims Adjuster Have a Duty to Divide the File and What Communications and Ethical Consideration are there With the Reinsurer.”