• 7.24.24

    In a decisive ruling, a Nevada court has granted Wood Smith Henning & Berman's motion for summary judgment in a personal injury case stemming from a shooting incident at a rental property in Las Vegas. Led by Las Vegas Managing Partner, Janice Michaels, the WSHB team including Kyle Hoyt and Jaden Braunagel argued their way to victory on behalf of owners of a short-term rental. The case involved homeowners who utilized an online marketplace in order to rent their property to a third-party tenant, who subsequently hosted a party in violation of house rules, leading to a nearby shooting away from the home that injured the plaintiff.

  • 7.22.24

    Wood Smith Henning & Berman is pleased to share that partner Andy Kessler has secured a favorable award in a binding arbitration that had been pending since 2017 in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.

  • 7.16.24

    Wood Smith Henning & Berman, a leading defense litigation firm, is pleased to announce a resounding victory in a high-profile medical malpractice case. After an intense over month long jury trial, celebrated trial attorney, Ryan Deane, successfully secured a defense verdict on behalf of the client, a gynecological surgeon.

  • 7.15.24

    WSHB, a leading litigation and trial law firm, is pleased to announce a significant win in a complex transportation case handled by the Michigan office. The litigation involved an unfortunate incident where a vehicle rented by a well-known national overnight delivery service was hit by the Plaintiff, resulting in a series of legal claims.

  • 6.24.24

    Wood Smith Henning & Berman (WSHB) is pleased to announce a major legal victory for its New York office in a recent New York Labor Law case. Courtney Scharpf, a senior counsel in the firm's New York office, successfully defeated the plaintiff's motion for Summary Judgment on Labor Law 240(1) and obtained a dismissal of the plaintiff's Labor Law 200 and 214(6) claims, as well as contractual indemnification on our third-party action against the employer. Together with co-managing partner Tracy Abatemarco, Scharpf secured a victory in an area of the law where summary judgment wins are infrequent.

  • 6.7.24

    Wood Smith Henning & Berman is proud to announce a remarkable result for our client, a major construction company and property owner, in a high stakes negligence case. Despite the plaintiff initially securing summary judgment on vicarious liability, partner Cole Munson's strategic trial tactics led to the voluntary dismissal of claims against the client.

  • 6.3.24

    In a significant legal triumph, Luana DiSarra Scavone, a partner in the Boston office of Wood Smith Henning & Berman (WSHB), successfully obtained the dismissal of all claims in a professional liability complaint filed against a real estate agent and their brokerage firm. The Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons issued a favorable decision, clearing the respondents of all allegations.

  • 6.3.24

    In a significant victory for the construction industry, trial attorney Maggy Mazlin obtained a unanimous defense verdict on liability in favor of her client during the trial of a high-stakes New York Labor Law case. In doing so, the defense steadfastly rejected a $4 million dollar demand from plaintiff.

  • 5.24.24

    On the eve of trial, Wood Smith Henning & Berman achieved a significant legal victory for the client, a national supplier of countertops, by securing a summary judgment. The Plaintiff, whose story has been widely featured in multiple news outlets, alleged that he developed silicosis as a result of exposure to products containing silica from a countertop manufactured by WSHB's client.

  • 5.15.24

    Wood Smith Henning & Berman (WSHB), a prominent national law firm, is thrilled to announce a momentous victory for its client in a high-profile wrongful death case. The case, which tragically involved the untimely demise of a 15-year-old girl in an ATV accident, was successfully defended by WSHB trial attorneys, Graham Miller and Caroline Hopkins.

  • 4.20.24

    WSHB, a leading national law firm specializing in litigation, is pleased to announce a major victory achieved by partners Chad Dunigan and Ryan Brooks, along with associate Matt Hill, in a highly contentious toxic tort arbitration matter. The successful defense resulted in a favorable outcome for their client, a prominent national homebuilder.

  • 4.15.24

    In a closely watched jury trial, WSHB managing partner Tim Repass achieved an impressive trial victory that showcased his exceptional litigation skills. After an intense two-week trial, the jury delivered a verdict that emphatically rejected the plaintiff's exorbitant $31 million in claimed damages. Plaintiff’s counsel used anchoring tactics in the admitted liability matter, but Repass successfully argued for a significantly reduced award of $550,000, even lower than our client's pre-trial offer.

  • 4.9.24

    After half a decade of rigorous litigation, WSHB is proud to announce yet another hard-fought victory on behalf of our clients. San Diego partners, Wyeth Burrows and Steven Stutsman successfully defended a commercial tenant and its construction manager against claims stemming from a severe injury to a construction worker during a tenant improvement project.

  • 3.18.24

    WSHB is proud to announce yet another data breach class action dismissal by its Cyber Team, this time in the U.S. District Court for Arizona. Senior counsel John Darminio and partner Christopher Heo successfully obtained the dismissal of a data breach class action involving over 150,000 class members. Plaintiffs sought in excess of $5 million in damages from the client, even though it was the victim of a debilitating ransomware attack carried out by a criminal gang.

  • 3.4.24

    WSHB is proud to announce a significant triumph secured by New York Partners John Cofresi and Richard Sprock in a recent insurance coverage arbitration. The majority of the arbitration panel, composed of highly experienced arbitrators, delivered a defense verdict, denying the claimant's $15 million claim for business interruption and extra expense stemming from the suspension of manufacturing at one of its manufacturing facilities. The claimant also sought consequential damages for breach of the implied covenant of good-faith and fair dealing so as to expose our client to the considerable attorney's fees accrued by claimant's law firm.

  • 3.1.24

    WSHB proudly announces a resounding victory for our Florida team in a recent binding arbitration case. Our skilled attorneys successfully defended a national storage facility owner against a plaintiff who claimed injuries from a trip and fall incident on the property after compelling the case to binding arbitration.

  • 2.13.24

    WSHB, a leading national defense firm, is thrilled to announce a significant legal triumph in the case of Pearland UrbanAir LLC v. Cerna. This decision, secured in the 14th Court of Appeals in Texas, sets a groundbreaking precedent in the amusement park industry and others that regularly employ waivers of liability for minors. In doing so, this decision is powerful authority solidifying the enforceability of binding arbitration agreements with minors who have executed waivers.

  • 2.9.24

    WSHB achieved a significant legal victory in obtaining the dismissal of a data breach class action lawsuit involving over 88,000 affected patients. The federal court judge issued a comprehensive 19-page opinion dismissing the class action and adopting the arguments presented by partners Dan Paret and Chris Seusing on behalf of their client, a non-profit mental health facility.

  • 2.5.24

    WSHB's Sebastian Larrea and Nicole Dominguez secured a victory in a property insurance claim dispute, resulting in the dismissal of the lawsuit with prejudice. This triumph not only showcases the firm's commitment to excellence but also highlights its exceptional ability to navigate complex legal challenges with expertise and skill.

  • 12.11.23

    WSHB is proud to announce that Partner Bolam Kim, lead counsel in a highly contentious childhood lead paint case, has achieved a significant victory. The appellate decision, delivered on November 9, 2023, is poised to impact the industry significantly as a seminal decision for the defense in lead paint litigation and is sure to have broad application for future cases moving forward.

  • 10.20.23

    WSHB, a leading national law firm, has achieved a significant victory in securing discovery related to litigation funding in a highly contentious matter between the parties. The court order issued by the Superior Court of Waterbury, CT., mandated the disclosure of a plaintiff's application for a litigation loan, shedding light on the implications of third-party funding in legal proceedings.

  • 9.29.23

    In a remarkable trial victory, attorney Maggy Mazlin achieved a unanimous defense verdict, rejecting a $9 million settlement demand and concluding over 5 ½ years of litigation. The trial, held in Suffolk County, saw a jury deliberation of just 25 minutes on liability before determining that WSHB’s client was not negligent.

  • 9.19.23

    WSHB added another success to its trial scorecard for the Pennsylvania office late this evening. In a medical malpractice case involving one of its hospital clients, an arbitrator rejected outright the claim handing the victory to WSHB’s hospital client. This particular case involved a claim for wrongful death/survival. Led by esteemed trial partner Andy Kessler, WSHB’s legal team achieved an extraordinary outcome for our hospital client, marking a significant milestone in the pursuit of justice.

  • 8.30.23

    WSHB, a leading law firm specializing in complex litigation, secured a momentous victory on appeal in a high-stakes elder abuse and wrongful death lawsuit. Partner Marilyn Victor, Senior Counsel Joanna Dyriam, and Appellate Specialist Steve Disharoon, showcased their exceptional skills and expertise to secure a critical win for their clients.

  • 8.29.23

    WSHB, a leading national law firm, is pleased to announce the successful dismissal of its client in a high-profile wrongful death lawsuit following a two-week trial. The case involved a tragic collision on the 91 freeway, which resulted in the death of a young driver. WSHB's strategic defense team effectively navigated the complex legal landscape, leading to a favorable outcome.

  • 8.25.23

    We are pleased to announce a significant trial victory in the case involving allegations of sexual battery brought by plaintiff against her physician. Following a two week trial, the jury returned a defense verdict for WSHB’s client, a nephrologist and internal medicine specialist. 

  • 8.17.23

    WSHB is thrilled to announce a significant victory in the recent dismissal of a slip and fall lawsuit against their client. The plaintiff had demanded the policy limits of $1,000,000.00, but WSHB successfully obtained a complete dismissal of the case through a strategic motion for summary judgment. 

  • 8.8.23

    In a remarkable display of legal expertise and strategic thinking, Ashley Beagle, a partner at WSHB, together with rising associate Phillip Mendelson, achieved a significant milestone in a wrongful death action. Their motion for summary judgment, filed with precision and timeliness, resulted in the successful negotiation of dismissal for WSHB's client, in exchange for a waiver of attorney's fees and costs.

  • 8.8.23

    WSHB's Orange County office is celebrating a victory in trial, one that spanned eight weeks and involved a complex professional liability dispute involving an escrow company and escrow office. Partner, Catherine Deter, along with senior associate Frank Chatzipantsios, overcame unique challenges to obtain a favorable outcome. The clients faced 13 causes of action and in a 48 page statement of decision - the Judge sided with our clients and ruled that only minimal damages should be awarded as to one cause of action.

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