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Carlock, Copeland & Stair, Llp Adds Attorneys To Atlanta, Charleston And Chattanooga Offices

Atlanta, GA (February 25, 2016): Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP recently added new attorneys to the Atlanta, Charleston and Chattanooga offices. Sara Clayton is an associate in the Atlanta office of Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP. Her litigation practice is concentrated in general liability, premises liability, and healthcare litigation. Prior to joining Carlock, Copeland & […]

Lauderdale Lawyer Helps Landlord Escape Liability for Disabled Bar Worker

It wasn’t an easy case to make, but attorney Gary Baumann helped exonerate a landlord staring down a $109 million premises liability lawsuit. Martha Cahan sued after a bar patron struck her husband in the parking lot of his workplace at Mugsy’s Bar, leaving him minimally conscious and unresponsive. Cahan’s spouse, Paul, was 49 at […]

Mr. Mike Ethridge Spoke at the 2015 CLM Annual Conference

Mr. Mike Ethridge, Attorney, Carlock, Copeland and Stair, LLP spoke on the topic “LITIGATION MANAGEMENT – What Matters in Measuring Success?” The annual conference was held in Palm Desert, California, March 25-27, The CLM Annual Conference is the premier annual event for professionals in the claims and litigation management industries. As a partner in the […]

Congratulations to California Themis member David Poole, Partner at Poole & Shaffery

Congratulations to California Themis member David Poole, Partner at Poole & Shaffery, who successfully defended a client in a month-long trial where plaintiff sought to recover in excess of $1 million dollars in damages. The firm’s client had rear-ended a tractor with his truck, then veered into the adjacent lane and had a head-on collision […]

Ms. Elizabeth Fitch to speak at the 2015 CLM Annual Conference

Ms. Elizabeth Fitch, Managing Partner, Righi Law Group is speaking on the topic “INSURANCE COVERAGE – Sinking the Ship – Dealing with Heavyweight Coverage Issues and Meaningful Mediation.” The annual conference will be held in Palm Desert, California, March 25-27, The CLM Annual Conference is the premier annual event for professionals in the claims and […]

Attorney Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

James C. Morrow has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful […]

North Carolina THEMIS Attorneys Justin Davis and Nancy Paschall Win Dismissal of False Claims Act Whistleblower Case

Partners Justin N. Davis and Nancy B. Paschall of Mullen, Holland & Cooper, PA, recently won dismissal of a False Claims Act whistleblower and common law negligence action filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. In Sharel Farmer v. Eagle Systems and Services, Inc., and Data Solutions & […]

Special Report – Construction Defect Community’s “Trial of the Century”

Dear Colleagues, California and the world described the OJ Simpson trial as “the trial of the century.” For the construction defect community, its “CD trial of the century” played out this past week in front of a Los Angeles Superior Court jury who returned unbelievable results not traditional in the construction defect community’s history. Noted […]

Zarwin Baum’s Ted Schaer Successfully Reverses Jury Award and Obtains Defense Verdict

On November 18, 2014, Zarwin Baum shareholder Ted M. Schaer successfully obtained judgment non obstante verdict (“JNOV”) in a premises liability action brought in the Court of Common Pleas, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Following a three day trial in July 2014, the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiffs. Plaintiffs, husband and wife, sought damages against […]

Zarwin Baum’s Ted Schaer Takes Home First Place in ‘CHOPPED’ Mock Trial Contest, benefiting Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Earlier this month at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, NJ, Zarwin Baum shareholder Ted M. Schaer, defended his 2013 ‘CHOPPED’ title and again took home first place – and a $5,000 check for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – as part of Magna Legal Service’s Second Annual ‘CHOPPED’ mock trial event. Going head to […]

Howd & Ludorf Successfully Defended an Appeal at the Appellate Court

Howd & Ludorf, LLC partner, Colette S. Griffin, has successfully defended an appeal at the appellate court pursued by a claimant’s attorney seeking sanctions and attorney’s fees in the workers’ compensation context. In Kinsey v. World Pac, Inc., (2014) the claimant appealed from a decision rendered by the Workers’ Compensation Review Board (“Board”) affirming the […]

Howd & Ludorf Wins Summary Judgment For Staples In Assault And Battery Case

When Donna McPherson confronted Danielle Scarfo about the way Scarfo was treating her daughter inside Staples—The Office Superstore, she thought she was being a good Samaritan. However, Scarfo became enraged. She told McPherson to mind her own business, and that she could discipline her daughter any way she saw fit. Scarfo and her daughter then […]

Long awaited decision rendered in Ewing v. Amerisure

Friends and Colleagues: Last Friday, January 17, the Texas Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Ewing-Construction-v-Amerisure, regarding the scope of the typical contractual liability exclusion under Coverage A in commercial general liability policies, which excludes coverage for “bodily injury and property damage for which the insured is obligated to pay damages by reason of […]

Howd & Ludorf, LLC Wins Summary Judgment for Allstate Insurance Company in Insurance Coverage Declaratory Judgment Action

Howd & Ludorf, LLC Partner Christopher M. Vossler and Associate Daniel G. Lydecker recently won summary judgment for Allstate Insurance Company in an insurance coverage declaratory judgment action. In Allstate Insurance Company v. Iwona Suchecki, ppa P.S., Allstate sought a declaration from the Connecticut District Court that Allstate did not have a duty to defend […]

Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects Oklahoma’s wide-ranging 2009 tort reform legislation

In a dramatic setback for proponents of tort reform, the Oklahoma Supreme Court invalidated the entirety of the Oklahoma Legislature’s keystone achievement of 2009: the Comprehensive Lawsuit Reform Act of 2009, a 130-page wide-ranging civil suit tort reform bill. The reforms broadly restricted money damages awards, imposed greater burdens on plaintiffs filing tort claims, and […]

Themis Advocates Group To Be a Silver Sponsor of the 2013 CLM Annual Conference

Themis Advocates Group is a sponsor of the 2013 CLM Annual Conference, which will be held in San Antonio from April 10 to 12. The CLM Annual Conference features more than 80 collaborative educational sessions and keynote presentations designed by industry professionals to help attendees gain the knowledge they need to be on the forefront […]

THEMIS Pennsylvania Attorneys obtain “victory” in Philadelphia County Trucking Case

Philadelphia, PA – February 7, 2013– Maybe Philadelphia is not the judicial “hell hole” that so many national experts opine. Following a five day jury trial and three hours of deliberation, in the matter of Corbitt v. Tipton Trucking Company, et al., a Philadelphia jury returned a verdict in the amount of $33,648.95 – almost […]