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Jury Finds No Discrimination

Partner Jim Lemieux completed a 3‑week jury trial involving a tenant, Ruth Alvizures, who claimed she was being wrongfully evicted by her landlord, Molly Johnson, on religious discrimination grounds and, specifically, in retaliation for the tenant’s refusal to attend bible …

Demler’s San Francisco Office On The Move

Our two year old San Francisco office has recently relocated and added two seasoned lawyers, expanding the office to 11 attorneys. Effective March 1, 2017 our new San Francisco address is 575 Market Street, Suite 2080. Added to the …

JOHN BRYDON RECEIVES UNANIMOUS DEFENSE VERDICT IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR MESOTHELIOMA TRIAL IN SEATLE WASHINGTON

San Francisco managing partner John Brydon obtained a unanimous defense verdict for Demler client Pneumo Abex in an asbestos wrongful death mesothelioma case tried in Seattle, Washington. New York-based national asbestos plaintiff firm Karst & Von Oiste name partner, Douglas …

Defense Verdict on Admitted Liability

We are pleased to congratulate Tim Lippert on his defense verdict in Johnson v. Morales, an admitted liability car accident case, following a 5-day jury trial in Van Nuys.

Our client, Yannett Morales, made an unsafe lane change and …

Defense Verdict Following Intersection Collision

Following a 5 day jury trial, Bjorn Green recently obtained a 12-0 defense verdict in a personal injury case arising out of an automobile collision.  Plaintiff Soon Lee was an 82 year-old passenger in a van being driven home from …

Terry Rowland Secures Another Defense Verdict

We are pleased to congratulate Terry Rowland on his defense verdict in Azizian v. Hartman, a hotly contested case where the defense offered $100,000 prior to the 3-week jury trial, in response to a 7 figure demand.  The jury …

John Brydon to Speak on “Reptile Theory” at Upcoming Events

San Francisco’s Managing Partner John Brydon will speak on defense tactics and strategies to combat the “Reptile Theory” at two upcoming events in Northern California. Mr. Brydon, who is the Chair of the Primerus Defense Institute of the International Society …

John Brydon Presentation on Use of Experts in Insurance Bad Faith Cases

On January 13, 2016, our San Francisco office’s managing partner, John Brydon, joined two other San Francisco lawyers to discuss the use of experts in bad faith cases.  The program was sponsored by the Bar Association of San Francisco. Topics …

“Bad Faith Delay” Trial Ends in Defense Verdict

San Francisco Managing Partner John Brydon obtained a 12-0 defense verdict in a Napa County bad faith trial. Plaintiff Brenda Woods and her husband Carlos Rodriguez sued Mid-Century (a Farmers Company) over alleged delay in paying underinsured motorist policy benefits. …

Defense verdict on $450,000 fire loss

State Farm v. Nakano | Trial partner James Lemieux recently obtained a directed verdict for our client, Sheryl Nakano, sued by State Farm for $450,000 in fire damages to an apartment building.  State Farm alleged Nakano negligently caused the fire …

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