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Understanding How to Parlay Technological Advances Into Efficient Dispute Resolution

It's no secret that commercial construction traditionally has been subject to the landmine of potential litigation. Payment disputes, delays, defaults, defects, safety issues, injury claims and other issues have kept owners and contractors awake at night for many years.

Jury Rejects $1.4 Million+ Demand by Plaintiff: 12-0 Verdict for Defense

In a case involving the claims of a motorcycle rider suffering major lower leg injuries, including multiple open fractures, a 12-person jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of Defendant Alicia Nunez after deliberating for just a few hours. WSHB attorneys David S. Webster and Summit S. Dhillon lead a legal team representing Ms. Nunez in a 7-day trial which was completed to judgment in September 2015, with a final Satisfaction of Judgment entered on November 10, 2015.

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Los Angeles Jury Rejects $8.2 Million Demand in Living Mesothelioma Case

In a closely watched case, a 12-person jury returned a complete defense verdict late Tuesday afternoon in favor of the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power ("LADWP") after determining that its Scattergood Generating Station in El Segundo, California, did not present a dangerous condition, despite Plaintiff's claim that he was exposed to asbestos dust from calcium silicate pipe insulation known as Kaylo 10.

Orange County Jury Returns Defense Verdict in Dental Malpractice Trial

In a closely watched dental malpractice trial, a 12-person Orange County jury returned a defense verdict in favor of WSHB’s client after deliberating for less than a day. Brian Hoffman, a partner at WSHB, led the defense team representing a dentist of a high profile dental implant practice. WSHB attorney Michelle Birtja assisted Brian in the two-week trial that was completed to verdict on September 25, 2015.

Cutting Edge Litigation Strategies Utilizing Technology Presented by WSHB’s Stewart Reid at National Construction Conference

Construction has evolved markedly in the last five years due to the advent and extensive use of technology in the design and build process. To this end, WSHB’s Stewart Reid will be presenting with a panel of national experts on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at The Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

WSHB Appoints Daniel Berman as Firm Chairman

WSHB, a national law firm with 18 offices nationwide, announces that Daniel Berman, WSHB Co-Founder and Managing Partner, is promoted to firm chairman effective immediately. Dan assumed the role of firmwide managing partner in 2007 and has been instrumental in evolving the firm from a regional one with 75 lawyers in 8 offices in 3 western states into a prominent national law firm with almost 200 lawyers in 18 offices in 10 states.

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