After a 7-day trial by judicial reference in front of a distinguished retired Superior Court judge, Jon obtained a complete a defense award for his law firm client. The plaintiff claimed Jon’s client committed legal malpractice and breached its fiduciary duty in an underlying family law case. In his trial brief and closing argument, Jon…

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The Los Angeles Superior Court recently upheld a defense award in a medical malpractice case tried in 2019 by Jim Kjar and Hannah Dunn. Please see The 2019 Results section of our website for a detailed discussion of the case. Claimant requested a significant 7 figure award of damages and un her appeal alleged several…

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Erica Levitt and Alexandra (Ali) Martino secured a dismissal for their healthcare provider client without leave to amend by way of a 4th Demurrer. The plaintiffs alleged civil rights violations under Section 1983. To be liable for federal civil rights violations under Section 1983, a private party must act “under color of state law.” Erica and…

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The attorneys of KMS attended the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel’s Annual Evening with the Judges at the Jonathan Club in Downtown Los Angeles. This annual event brings together some of the biggest names in the Southern California defense industry for the opportunity to spend some quality one-on-one time of the courtroom with the…

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Mr. McKenna and his team obtained a defense award for several pediatric cardiologists and a pediatric anesthesiologist. The case was a very complex medical malpractice action involving care and treatment for a minor claimant with the congenital heart condition hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLSS). Claimant alleged that the physicians failed to timely diagnose and treat…

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