April 25, 2015

Angela Powell Serves as Panelist at California Association of Black Lawyers Conference

At Thirty-Eighth Annual California Association of Black Lawyers Conference, an experienced litigator and senior counsel in the Los Angeles office of Manning & Kass, Angela M. Powell, participated in the Saturday session entitled, "Litigating Excessive Force Cases.” Ms. Powell was the sole representative who defends governmental entities, among several plaintiff's lawyers on the panel. Her presence made such an impact that she received several immediate requests for futher panel appearances on the topic of police and community relationships.

April 24, 2015

Defense Victory for Sevan Gobel and Ladell Muhlestein in Wrongful Death Suit

Los Angeles partner Ladell Muhlestein drafted two Demurrers for the case, argued by partner Sevan Gobel. The first Demurrer eliminated seven of the eight causes of action against the firm’s client for wrongful death, negligence per se, and negligent hiring/supervision. The second Demurrer eliminated the remaining cause of action for premises liability and was sustained without leave to amend.

April 22, 2015

Former Police Officer and Firm Founding Partner Gene Ramirez Makes the Case for Cameras

Eugene P. Ramirez is a founding partner of the firm, and a former police officer. He has written for Police Chief Magazine and has appeared on MSNBC and Al Jazeera America. He is nationally known as an expert on BWC's, or Body Worn Cameras. His most recent article is published on

April 13, 2015

Gene Ramirez Discusses Body Worn Cameras on Al Jazeera Live

Are Body Worn Cameras the best way to monitor police conduct in the United States?

April 10, 2015

Debora Verdier Named One of Arizona's Top 25 Women Super Lawyers

Manning & Kass is pleased to announce that Debora Verdier, a partner in the firm's Scottsdale office, has been named one of the 2015 Top 25 Women Arizona Super Lawyers. This is her third consecutive year as a Southwest Super Lawyer.

April 10, 2015

Gene W. Lee Secures "Take Nothing" for California Temporary Staffing Agency in Workers' Compensation Claim

Orange County Manning & Kass associate Gene Lee secured a "take nothing" Finding and Order for the firm's client, one of the largest temporary staffing employers in California.

April 9, 2015

Jeff Lenkov and Robert Wargo Score Summary Judgment Victory on $3 Million Product Liability Claim

On April 9, 2015, Manning & Kass' Retail, Restaurant, and Hospitality Litigation and Product Liability Teams prevailed against a burn victim who alleged strict products liability and other causes of action against the firm's client, the manufacturing division of a national retail chain.

April 8, 2015

Liz Murphy Private Duty Workshop Presented by California Association for Health Services at Home

Liz Murphy, a frequent CAHSAH® speaker, attorney, and thought leader in the home health, hospice, and private duty industries, will help home health care professionals to tackle the multitude of issues currently on the horizon, including the loss of the sleep time exemption, overlapping state and federal overtime regulations, mandatory sick pay for all employees, and minimum wage increases at the state and municipal levels.

April 6, 2015

San Francisco Partner Peter Catalanotti Moderates State Bar of California's Real Estate Broker Law Legal Update 2015

On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, Manning & Kass partner Peter Catalanotti moderated a panel of legal professionals for an MCLE presentation presented by the State Bar of California's Real Property Law Section Real Estate Sales and Brokerage Subsection.

April 3, 2015

Lou Pappas Makes Headlines with Confidential Agreement

In a closely-watched case which grabbed national headlines, Manning & Kass attorney Lou Pappas worked out what Law360 called "an eleventh hour deal" with plaintiff’s counsel on the eve of trial, in a case brought against firm client University of Southern California by former Trojan football player Armond Armstead.

April 1, 2015

Daily Journal Publishes Scott Davenport's Letter to Editor Repudiating Officer Indemnity Myth

Under the headline "Opinion misguided on officer idemnification," Daily Journal, a premier source of legal news and analysis in Southern California, has published a letter to the editor, written by Scott Wm. Davenport, the firm's general counsel.

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