Patrick Stockalper obtains defense verdict after only 90 minute jury deliberation

Plaintiff Scott Stotelmyer, born on January 23, 1960, underwent single incision laparoscopic ventral hernia repair by Defendant, Sam Carvajal, M.D., on March 22, 2013 at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. On December 22, 2014, Dr. Carvajal performed a mesh repair surgery (as well as a Heller Myotomy and Durr fundoplication for an esophageal abnormality) by trimming…

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KMS Legal plays in 2021 Manhattan Beach Six Man Volleyball Tourney

4 time Champions KMS volleyball team a.k.a. Spider/Res Ipsa, competed in the Manhattan Beach six man volleyball tournament. The “sixer” is the oldest and most prestigious six person volleyball tournament in the county and is in its 60th year. In addition to team captain Jim Kjar, the team featured Olympains Casey Patterson and Russel Hlmes,…

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KMS sponsors Signature Event at 2021 SCAHRM conference

The Southern California Association of Hospital Risk Managers held its annual conference in June at Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Palm Springs. KMS was proud to sponsor the signature poolside reception. KMS is proud of its long standing representation of some of the most prestigious and appreciated medical centers, both large and small in Southern…

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Jon Schwalbach wins anti-SLAPP motion

Jon Schwalbach prevailed in an anti-SLAPP motion to dismiss a malicious prosecution claim against his client, a lawyer. Owners of an apartment building (the plaintiffs) argued that Jon’s client pursued habitability claims against them in bad faith without any factual or legal basis. In his winning brief, Jon pointed out that his client beat a…

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