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Paul Acker and Troy Clark Win Big for AMC Theatres

Congratulations to Paul Acker and Troy Clark who successfully defended AMC Theatres in a jury trial.  Plaintiff alleged that there was a failure of the lighting system within an AMC Theater in Las Vegas that cause her to fall six feet and undergo surgery on her right ankle.  Both liability and damages were heavily contested. […]

Importance of Business Contracts | Alexander Giannetto

In any business environment, it is critical to have legal documentation in place to establish a system of rules and policies governing the legal enforcement of promises.  Whether it be to simply memorialize a common understanding of an organizational relationship or govern future venture needs, the protections afforded by strong contracts are invaluable to operating […]

Home Construction Contract Tips | Patrick Au

Home Construction Contract Tips For those individuals who are lucky enough to undertake a new home construction project or remodel a portion of their current home, the process is very exciting.  However, it can also be very stressful.  If you speak to anyone who has dealt with a construction project, it is likely that you […]

Recovering Attorney’s Fees in California – Maybe? | Michael D’Andrea

Recovering Attorney’s Fees in California One of the most often-asked questions we get at Bremer Whyte is whether clients can recover attorney’s fees expended in a civil suit.  Shifting the risk to the other party for incurred attorney’s fees is a powerful tool in preventing unnecessary and unwarranted litigation; and thus it’s an important consideration […]

Offenhauser And Byasee Shield Their Clients After Huge Award To Plaintiff

Congratulations to Tyler D. Offenhauser and David J. Byassee who successfully defended an attack against subcontractor American Gardens, its owner Patrick Migliorini, and the work of its sub-subcontractor AMS Paving, Inc., with a result of zero liability. In the largest known trip-and-fall accident verdict in California, a jury verdict of$16,322,950 was awarded to the Plaintiff Steven Picazzo, who was a […]

Importance of Insurance in the Construction Industry | John Toohey

Importance of Insurance in the Construction Industry I have been representing homeowners, developers, general contractors, and subcontractors for over 18 years in a variety of construction litigation cases. In each occasion, the primary key to resolution, if possible is insurance. And sophisticated owners and contractors will always have an advantage if they buy the right […]

The 5 Stages of a Civil Lawsuit | Alexander Giannetto

The 5 Stages of Civil Litigation Understanding the different stages of civil lawsuits is critical to successful resolution. Each stage of a lawsuit is an important landmark toward getting favorable results whether the case settles or proceeds to trial. No two cases are the same but recognizing the importance of each phase of a case […]

5 Ways to Avoid Disputes in the Construction Industry | John Toohey

5 Ways to Avoid Disputes in the Construction Industry Over the last 18 years, I have had the privilege of representing homeowners, developers, general contractors and subcontractors in a very wide variety of disputes that require construction litigation – everything from single-family homeowners to the largest condominium and apartment projects on the west coast.  And, […]