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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Jon Schwalbach wins legal malpractice trial by judicial reference

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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Defense award in favor of Jim Kjar and Hanna Dunn upheld on appeal

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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