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Ericksen Arbuthnot Prevails in an Assault and Battery Case

Sharon Hightower

Sharon L. Hightower, a partner in the firm’s San Jose office, successfully obtained a complete defense verdict this week in a court trial in Santa Clara County Superior Court. The matter of Jones v. Kambish, et al. involved claims of assault, battery and negligence against an officer of the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 265, as well as the Union itself. The claim arose from a quarterly sign-up meeting for coach operators of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). The plaintiff in the case was a coach operator who claimed that a member of the Board of the Union “grabbed his arm and yanked it down twice while pushing his shoulder forward” in an attempt to get him to leave the room during the sign-ups.
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Mark Kiefer to Present on Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress (NIED) Claims

Mark Kiefer

Mark Kiefer, the managing partner of the Los Angeles office, will present N.I.E.D. Cases: Recent Court Decisions and Impacts on Risk and Claims Strategies for the Southern California Association for Health Care Risk Management. This webinar will take place on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 10:00 am. These cases may increase the number of NIED claims reaching a jury. This session will help you spot the cases where such claims might succeed, and how you can mount a defense to such claims.
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Maribel Hernandez to Appear on Central Valley Business Talk With Mike Scott

Maribel Hernandez

Tune in to “Central Valley Business with Mike Scott” on www.CentralValleyTalk.com, Fresno’s premier internet television station, on June 11, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. and meet Maribel Hernandez, an attorney in our Fresno office. She will be discussing current issues in employment law in California.
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Ericksen Arbuthnot Prevails in an Employment Case

David Frankenberger
Maribel Hernandez

David J. Frankenberger and Maribel Hernandez prevailed in an employment case, obtaining a defense verdict in favor of their client ("Company") on all seven cause of actions, which included claims for harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination.
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