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Walkup Law Firm Launches its 2023 Summer Associates Program

Empowering Future Legal Leaders The 2023 Summer Associate Program is underway at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, Northern California’s premiere plaintiff’s side tort litigation firm. The firm’s summer program offers valuable hands-on experience to outstanding law students.  This year’s class is made up of seven outstanding young people.  The members of our 2023 class  (pictured…

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1st District Limits Arbitration Rights

In Pacific Fertility Cases (2022) 85 Cal. App.5th 887, the First District Court of Appeal rejected a product manufacturer’s motion to compel arbitration on grounds that the manufacturer was not a signatory to plaintiffs’ arbitration agreement with their medical providers. The appeal arose from the 2018 fertility center tragedy where some 400 individuals and couples…

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Firm Obtains $11 Million Santa Cruz Verdict

On February 7, 2017, heavy rains caused a mudslide that closed northbound lanes of Highway 17 on the Santa Cruz side of the summit. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) hired Granite Rock Construction Company as the general contractor to clean up the slide. Granite Rock then hired Hildebrand & Sons Trucking as a subcontractor…

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Walkup Firm’s Federal Civil Rights Wrongful Death Case Against the City of Sacramento Profiled in Sacramento Bee

Reggie Payne’s family shared their emotional story with the Sacramento Bee in the wake of newly released evidence in their federal civil rights wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Sacramento. Payne died in 2020 after firefighters violated protocols and training, standing by as police officers used an improper prone position to restrain him during…

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Tragic Death of Reggie Payne Linked To Police And Firefighter Wrongdoing

Walkup Firm’s Federal Civil Rights Wrongful Death Case Against the City of Sacramento Profiled in Sacramento Bee Reggie Payne’s family shared their emotional story with the Sacramento Bee in the wake of newly released evidence in their federal civil rights wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Sacramento. Payne died in 2020 after firefighters violated…

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Walkup Shareholder Sara M. Peters authored an OpEd article in the Daily Journal about why California should enshrine a short-term law that allows pre-death pain and suffering damages.

California recently passed legislation allowing plaintiffs to recover damages for pre-death pain and suffering until 2025, a change from the previous statute that canceled a defendant’s debts when the plaintiff died. In the article, California finally allows pre-death pain and suffering damages, but it’s set to expire, Peters argues that this change should be made…

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Walkup Attorney Christian Jagusch Shares Family’s Sentiments with @CBS8

Surprising news coming from San Diego stemming from the death of Megan Espinoza following plastic surgery by Dr. Carlos Chacon and Nurse Heather Vass at Divino Plastic Surgery in December 2018. Walkup physician-attorney Christian Jagusch shares the family’s sentiments with @CBS8 after the District Attorney arrested Dr. Chacon last Thursday on second-degree murder. His arraignment…

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Eight Walkup Attorneys Named 2023 Lawdragon 500 Leading Consumer Lawyers

Walkup, Melodia Kelly & Schoenberger is thrilled to announce that eight outstanding shareholders made the prestigious list of Lawdragon’s 2023 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers for their exceptional dedication to fighting for justice on behalf of their clients. These Walkup personal injury trial attorneys have a track record of consistently putting their clients first. Their…

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