From Vogl Meredith Burke & Streza
VMB&S Prevails on Summary Judgment on Behalf of Bay Area Investment Firm
On September 29, 2022, Jon Varnica obtained summary Judgment in favor of a San Francisco Bay Area based investment firm against claims for breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, and defamation. The Alameda County Superior Court determined that our client did not owe a [...]
VMB&S Wins Summary Judgment on Behalf of a Golf Course on Primary Assumption of Risk Doctrine
In March 2022, in a case handled by David Streza and Jon Varnica, Guy Stilson authored a summary judgment motion which was granted! Vogl Meredith Burke & Streza represented Half Moon Bay Golf Links. Plaintiff was golfing and allegedly stepped on a protruding [...]
The Dust is Still Settling; Unanswered Questions Following the California Supreme Court’s Ruling in Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc.
The Howell Decision For years, California litigants have argued over what an injured plaintiff may recover as economic damages in lawsuits where a portion of the plaintiff’s medical bills were paid for by insurance and another portion was adjusted or written-off pursuant to [...]
Liability Implications of Oakland’s New Sidewalk Ordinance
On July 9, 2019, the City of Oakland enacted a new sidewalk Ordinance. The Ordinance will impact the liability of property owners in the City of Oakland. The following is an analysis of its implications. By enacting this new Ordinance, Oakland joined other [...]
Harris v. Superior Court: Insurance adjusters and other similarly situated professionals may be exempt employees not entitled to overtime under the administrative exception to California’s overtime rules.
In a long-awaited decision, a unanimous California Supreme Court in Harris v. Superior Court (2011) 53 Cal. 4th 170, 135 Cal. Rptr. 3d 247, reversed a Court of Appeal decision. The plaintiffs, Liberty Mutual claims adjusters, filed a class action lawsuit seeking unpaid [...]