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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In O’Rourke v. Ali, et al., Mr. McKenna and his team represented a hospitalist and there was also an emergency medicine physician who was a named defendant through trial. Plaintiffs were represented by Robert Vaage and Elizabeth Teixeira of the Law Offices of Robert Vaage. On January 13, 2012, then 53-year-old male plaintiff woke up…

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KMS has opened its permanent homes in Los Angeles and Orange Counties in El Segundo and Huntington Beach. The El Segundo offices are located in the burgeoning tech hub off Rosecrans Ave. next to Manhattan Beach and are designed in an industrial modern style featuring a large lounge area and outdoor patio with a BBQ,…

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