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08.13.13 VLA attorneys Jennifer Thomas and Vincent Adams obtain summary judgment in favor of  general contractor pursuant to waiver of subrogation paragraph in the contract documents.
 
09.04.12 VLA attorney Jennifer R. Thomas obtained a defense verdict in Sacramento County Superior Court case Chavez v. Baker.
 
01.09.11

VLA attorneys Daniel A. Serot and Jennifer R. Thomas become Partners at the Firm effective January 1, 2012

 
04.15.11 VLA is pleased to announce that John "Jay" Van De Poel, Jr. has been invited to join the prestigious Council on Litigation Management. 
 
09.22.09 Daily Journal Verdicts & Settlements
VLA - attorneys Daniel A. Serot, Walnut Creek office, and Kara Ann Smith, San Francisco office, negotiated settlement and a dismissal with prejudice in a high exposure double amputee motorcyclist case
 
08.14.09 VLA helps support Special Olympics. To donate click here. Learn more about VLA and the community click here.
 
04.08.09 East Bay Association of Legal Administrators (EBALA) supports Wardrobe for Opportunity Clothing Drive 2009.
 
02.24.09 VLA - Partner Jeffrey W. Allen was the guest speaker at the East Bay Claims Association (EBCA) February 11, 2009 meeting , speaking on the topic of Civil Litigation Settlements.
 
 
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10.18.12

New legislation C.C.P. §2025.290 effective January 1, 2013 limits the length of On-the-Record deposition testimony to seven hours.

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08.24.11 CCP §998 must be in writing and include a provision for acceptance in writing to be deemed valid.
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08.24.11 When evaluating a CCP §998 offer to compromise attorney's fees are defined as an item of cost under CCP §1033.
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08.24.11 First-hand examination of plaintiff is not required for a medical expert to testify regarding plaintiff's mental competence.
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03.11.10 Subcontractor owes duty to general contractor to warn of known job hazards, even though job hazards were not created by the subcontractor's work.
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03.11.10 Subcontractor owes contractual defense obligation even when found non-negligent following Crawford decision.
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