Recent News and Firm News

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.

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, 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).

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.”