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Coverage and Litigation in a COVID-19 World

Eric Brenneman of DAR’s Sacramento office will be presenting on a national panel of insurance coverage attorneys discussing “Coverage and Litigation in a COVID-19 World,” hosted by the Primerus Defense Institute.  The panel will discuss recent updates in scientific and …

Partner Edward Tugade to Chair and Moderate 2-Day Seminar

As a Director and Chairperson of the Association of Defense Counsel, Partner Edward Tugade will chair and moderate a panel of today’s thought leaders, judges, and trial attorneys. Click here for more information and to register.…

All Right Mr. DeMille, I’m Ready for My Close-Up!

San Francisco Managing Partner, John Brydon, will be one of two esteemed presenters on the hot topic of today. Please click here for more information and to register.

Coverage Considerations in a SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 World

Senior associate Eric Brenneman, along with a distinguished national panel of insurance coverage attorneys, recently discussed “Coverage Considerations in a SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 World.”  The topics included:

The characteristics of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the COVID-19 disease as gleaned from science …

ADC Webinar: COVID-19: Where We Are and Where We Are Heading

The most important issue on the minds of managing partners and HR professionals is when and how we reopen our law offices. We have rapidly learned how to operate remotely, but business has to reopen.

This webinar, hosted by Edward

DAR Wins Appeal in Landslide Case – Clarifies Right to Discovery to Oppose Summary Judgment

Jim Weixel of DAR’s San Francisco office recently scored a reversal of a summary judgment entered against the firm’s clients, two homeowners who had lost their home in a landslide.  One defendant, a church located across a stream from the …

Understanding New Juror Trends and Underlying Attitudes in the Time of COVID-19

Partner Edward Tugade will host another webinar on May 13, 2020.  The COVID-19 pandemic has caused substantial upheaval at every level of society, the legal system included. But not all of this disruption will be visible; it is likely that …

DAR Partner to Host Webinar on COVID19

Partner, Edward Tugade, as Director and Chairperson of the Association of Defense Counsel, will host a webinar, featuring Dr. Michele Carbone, a professor of pathology and the Director of Thoracic Oncology at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center.  He …

Judgment of Dismissal Affirmed on Appeal – Overturns $1 Million Default

In Aguilera v. Cruz and Farley, DAR’s team of John Brydon, Edward Tugade, Lisa Pan and Jim Weixel secured a dismissal after Plaintiff entered a default against our clients for $1.034 million and successfully defended the dismissal on appeal.   

Defendant …

DAR Scores Summary Judgment for Insureds in Landlord-Tenant Dispute

Jim Weixel, attorney at Demler’s San Francisco office, successfully obtained summary judgment for the firm’s clients in a landlord-tenant dispute arising out of a September 2017 water leak in their Walnut Creek apartment. The clients were on vacation when …

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