VICTORY ON APPEAL

The firm delivered Farmers GroupTM insurer Fire Insurance Exchange reversal of a demurrer overrule that prompted dismissal of several companion bad faith coverage cases arising from the Valley Fire in Westmoreland v. Fire Insurance Exchange (2021) 73 Cal.App.5th

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 …

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 …

Kate Friend

An experienced litigator, Kate has practiced extensively in high-stakes, complex litigation, much of it in the toxic tort arena.  She also defends clients in areas ranging from personal injury to construction defect to landlord-tenant; and represented individuals, numerous small businesses …

Dean Pollack

Dean Pollack is Of Counsel in Demler Armstrong & Rowland’s Walnut Creek office. Mr. Pollack is a seasoned litigator having taken a broad spectrum of cases through binding arbitration and trial. His general liability practice ranges from product and premises …

DAR Hits Hard for Another MSJ Win in Insurance Bad Faith Case

Randy Moss and Lisa Pan score another victory for DAR clients on dispositive motion, this time in an insurance bad-faith action alleging wrongful failure to defend and indemnify.

The insurer client’s insured was involved in a physical altercation when he …

DAR SCORES ANOTHER MSJ VICTORY

Randy Moss and Lisa Pan scored another MSJ victory for our clients.  In Cuadros v. Vergara, San Joaquin County Superior Court, plaintiff pest control contractor came to defendant’s house to inspect work his company had performed near the roofline of …

Amber Kelly Appointed to the American Board of Trial Advocates

We would like to congratulate Amber Kelly as a new member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).  On August 7, 2021, she was voted into ABOTA —a prestigious, invitation-only organization of plaintiff and defense lawyers in which prospective …

Firefighters’ Rule prompts dismissal of action against property owner for injuries caused by a tenant’s dog.

Congratulations to Paul Bessette and Lisa Pan on another MSJ victory.  In Whiting v, Buxton, Alameda County Superior Court, an on-duty Alameda County firefighter sued for personal injuries against the owners of rental property.  The plaintiff was responding to …

DEFENSE VERDICT IN WRONGFUL DEATH MESOTHELIOMA TRIAL, TACOMA, WASHINGTON

Demler Armstrong & Rowland is pleased to announce that its San Francisco Managing Partner, John R. Brydon, was lead trial counsel for Pneumo Abex, LLC, a former manufacturer of asbestos containing brake linings, and obtained a 12-0 defense verdict …

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