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[Study] The Most Dangerous Areas for Bicyclists in San Mateo County

Over the last several years, Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger has explored traffic safety issues as part of our commitment to safety.  Previously, we worked with 1Point21 Interactive to identify dangerous areas for pedestrians and bicyclists in San Francisco. Today, we continue those efforts by examining bicycle-related motor vehicle crashes in San Mateo county.  We… read more

Walkup Partner Doris Cheng Will Speak at 2021 California Society of Pediatric Dentistry

Walkup Partner Doris Cheng will speak at the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry on March 19, 2021 on “Pediatric Dentistry Risk Management” Click here to learn more

Walkup Partner Doris Cheng Quoted in Law360 Article: “1 Year Into COVID, Courts Face Uncertain Path To Reopening”

Walkup Partner Doris Cheng was recently quoted in a Law360 article about returning to the courtroom:  “Absolutely” ready to participate in trials again “because I believe that we can make it safe, and I want to make sure my clients’ rights are protected.” “I would feel comfortable. You’re always worried, but that kind of worry… read more

Homemaker v. Rural Emergency Department

In Homemaker v. Rural Emergency Department (court and county confidential), Michael A. Kelly and Christian Jagusch M.D., J.D. reached an eight figure multi-million dollar confidential settlement on behalf of a mother of two who suffered the loss of both legs due to delayed diagnosis of sepsis. Plaintiff went initially to the office of her general… read more

Octogenarian v. Commercial Construction Co.

In Octogenarian v. Commercial Construction Co. (South Bay Sup. Ct.), Douglas S. Saeltzer and Joseph A. Nicholson recovered $1,800,000 for a senior who was pinned between two cars at an intersection while trying to cross the street outside of a marked crosswalk. The incident occurred at an intersection adjacent to a construction worksite intended to… read more

Patient v. National HMO

In Patient v. National HMO (confidential venue and case number), Conor M. Kelly obtained a settlement totaling $2,850,000 on behalf of a 52-year-old man whose epidural abscess went undiagnosed resulting in paralysis below the waist. The plaintiff’s complaints began with a scraped leg that subsequently developed an MRSA infection and required surgery. Following surgery the… read more

Electrician v. Trucking Company

In Electrician v. Trucking Company (North Coast Sup. Ct.), Conor M. Kelly negotiated a $1,200,000 settlement on behalf of a 62-year-old electrician whose pickup truck was struck by a tractor-trailer on Highway 37 in Sonoma County. The plaintiff was initially diagnosed with non-surgical fractures of the ribs and cervical spine, but continued to experience ongoing… read more

Mechanic v. Industrial Toolmaker

In Mechanic v. Industrial Toolmaker (Central Valley Sup. Ct.), Joseph Nicholson and Khaldoun Baghdadi negotiated a major seven figure confidential settlement on behalf of the family of a 30-year-old laborer who was crushed and killed while performing repairs to equipment at an agricultural shipping center. During maintenance of the equipment used by the shipper, the… read more

Family v. Agricultural Trust

In Family v. Agricultural Trust (Central Calif. Sup. Ct.), Douglas Saeltzer and Spencer J. Pahlke represented the surviving wife and children of a man tragically killed by an irrigation siphon pipe in the San Joaquin Delta. The decedent, his family and friends were wakeboarding on the delta when the tow rope got caught in the… read more

Patron v. Night Club

In Patron v. Night Club (court and caption confidential), Spencer J. Pahlke negotiated a settlement in the amount of $920,000 on behalf of a client who visited a Solano County nightspot to celebrate with her friends where a disturbance erupted near closing time on an outdoor patio. A club security guard acting in response to… read more