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Weekend With The Stars Seminar: Starts Aren’t Born. They’re Made.

Walkup Partner Mike Kelly will be featured at AAJ’s “Weekend With The Stars” seminar in NY Dec 6-7th. About the Seminar: Stars aren’t born. They’re made. Our trial lawyer legends learned from the giants of the profession. They’ve taken those lessons, tinkered, and tested them at trial—to make them their own. Now they share the “why and… read more

Is There a Cap on Non-Economic Damages in California?

If you or someone you love has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another person, you should be able to secure compensation from the at-fault party. When a victim is beginning the personal injury process, one of the many questions they have is – What kind of damages can I receive?… read more

Walkup Firm was well represented at recent Consumer Attorneys of California convention

The Walkup firm was well represented at the recent CAOC annual convention held at the San Francisco Palace Hotel. Senior partner Mike Kelly spoke on an advanced panel dealing with discovery, delivering a lecture entitled “Deposing the Defense Neuropsychologist“. Sara Peters spoke on “Using Depositions to Put the ‘Bad Facts’ In a Box”. Conor Kelly… read more

$4 Million Verdict Returned Against L.A. Transit District

As we went to press, Doug Saeltzer and Doris Cheng obtained a multimillion dollar jury verdict against the Los Angeles County Municipal Transit Authority (LACMTA), on behalf of the mother of 21-year-old bicyclist who was hit and killed after changing lanes in front of a moving bus. All experts agreed that the turn was too… read more

“PG&E Plan to Pay Insurance Claims in Cash Hurts Bankruptcy Talks: An $11 billion cash payout would push victims to take stock deal”

Following Governor Newsom’s demand that efforts be redoubled to bring the PG&E bankruptcy to an end through a negotiated or mediated settlement,  the Walkup fire litigation team headed by  Mike Kelly, Khaldoun Baghdadi, Andrew McDevitt and Max Schuver has been working diligently with the  Official Committee of Tort Claimants in the Bankruptcy litigation to find… read more

Auto Product Liability: Servicemen v. Foreign Automaker – $4,850,000 Settlement During Expert Discovery

In this confidential action, Michael A. Kelly, Andrew McDevitt and Valerie Rose represented two passengers of a sedan that crashed into a tree in central California, suffering enhanced injuries when the car’s rear seat passenger restrain system failed resulting in orthopedic and residual brain injuries. The case settled for $4.85 million during expert discovery following… read more

Vehicular Negligence: Grandmother v. Construction Company – $1,000,000 Settlement Prior to Expert Discovery

In this San Francisco Superior Court case, Sara Peters represented a senior citizen from El Salvador who was run over by a construction company truck outside of her grandson’s elementary school. Plaintiff sustained major injuries including brain damage due to loss of blood. There were no witnesses, and our injured client could not recall the… read more

Vehicular Negligence: Pedestrian v. Motorist – $5.6 Million Global Settlement

A confidential settlement was reached by Matthew Davis and Joseph Nicholson on behalf of a 69-year-old woman who suffered serious injuries when she was run over by a car as she walked her dog in Sausalito. The defendant driver was clearly at fault, but only carried $100,000 in insurance coverage. The driver worked as a… read more

Vehicular Negligence: Auto v. Auto – $725,000 Settlement Following Court-Ordered Settlement Conference

In a Napa Superior Court action, Joseph Nicholson negotiated a settlement of $725,000 for a young woman injured in an auto versus auto collision on a busy section of Trancas Street in Napa. The defendant, an elderly woman driving her daughter’s vehicle, attempted a left turn across oncoming traffic into a Safeway parking lot.  Plaintiff’s… read more

Vehicular Negligence: Parents v. Tow Truck – $600,000 Recovered

In this Santa Clara County case, Jeffrey A. Clause recovered $600,000 on behalf of the parents of an 18-year-old who was fatally struck from behind by a tow truck driver. Plaintiffs’ son was walking at 1:00 a.m. in the bicycle lane of a roadway beneath a major overpass. Although six overhead lights were installed, the… read more