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Jury Trial Victory Defeats Claim Linking Autism with Pesticide

The Firm recently won a landmark jury trial involving pesticides and autism. The plaintiff, a 13 year old boy, through his mother as guardian ad litem, claimed “brain damage” from his mother’s alleged inhalation exposure to an organophosphate pesticide (Dursban) while pregnant. Plaintiff asked the jury to award $20 million in damages. Over two years before […]

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Jury Trial Victory In Rescission/Bad Faith Suit

Jeffrey Charlston and Bruce Smyth secured a significant victory for firm clients United States Fidelity & Guaranty Company (“USF&G”) and American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services (“American Specialty”) after a month long jury trial in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.   In United States Fidelity & Guaranty Company v. […]

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Trial Victory in Equitable Contribution Claim Among Insurers

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