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Stone | Dean Featured in LA Daily Journal’s Top Verdicts Two cases involving Stone | Dean clients were featured in the Los Angeles Daily Journal’s Verdicts and Settlements’ Top Verdicts! Scroll down to find case summaries for both cases, or click below: Paul Briggs v. Ralphs Grocery Company, Defense Verdict Monika Solomon v. Safeway, Inc., Settlement:$2 Million …


Case Review:  Los Angeles Lakers, Inc. v. Federal Insurance Company (TCPA Lawsuit) By Kori Macksoud, Law Clerk Los Angeles Lakers, Inc. v. Federal Insurance Company August 23, 2017 (2017) 9th Cir. No. 15-55777 The following is a case summary of the above-captioned matter. A full opinion, concurrence, and dissent by the appellate court justices can be …


The Most Important California Court Decisions for the week of August 14-18, 2017 (Civil Procedure, Insurance, Labor & Employment, and Torts) By Kori Macksoud We are making it easier for you to stay updated on all the latest California Court case decisions by bringing our quarterly White Paper to the Cutting Edge Blog! Now you’ll …


The Care and Feeding of Self-Represented Plaintiffs By Suzanne Feffer, Esq. Seems easy enough: Defending a case against a plaintiff in pro per who likely has little or no knowledge of civil procedure — let alone the law that will govern the claim at issue — would not seem to be much of a challenge. …


Litigants Need Lawyers: The Pitfalls of Pro Per Plaintiffs By Leslie Blozan, Esq. Litigators enjoy trials, or at least they enjoy winning trials. Trial practice is generally known to be one of the more stressful specialties within the legal profession. Within the framework of civil procedure rules and rules of evidence, practitioners understand the technicalities …


But Officer, That’s Not My Cow In the improbable world of litigation, the most remarkable situations arise.  For example, the case of the wandering cow.  In the early hours of the morning, outside of Bakersfield, an unbranded, black heifer wandered onto a rural highway.  The 2008 recession hurt small livestock operations.  Between the California drought …


PERSONAL INJURY/PREMISES LIABILITY/DANGEROUS CONDITION Gregory E. Stone and Angela M. Jones represented Ralphs’ Grocery Company in the case of Eric Guinea v. Ralphs’ where plaintiff claimed Ralphs (dba Food 4 Less) violated its policy by failing to maintain a restroom he allegedly slipped in. After 2 hours of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict for the …