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Panish Shea & Boyle Attorney Articles

Panish Shea & Boyle LLP have consistently been in the news for their accomplishments and case results. But they have also been published in prominent law magazines asking for their opinions on various topics. Below are some of the events and publications that they have appeared in or been a part of.

Latest Articles

  • Johnson & Johnson Sued for Defective Ethicon Surgical Staplers Recalled by USFDA Plaintiff David Bakos, who suffered severe injuries following a surgical procedure involving a defective Ethicon surgical stapler, has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc., among others, for failing to manufacture a stapler free of defects as well as fraudulently marketing and selling the medical ...
  • CA Appeals Court Sides with Porter Ranch Victims, Orders Hearing to Review Damages for SoCalGas’ Three-Day Delay The California Second District Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that victims harmed by SoCalGas’ three-day delay in reporting the Porter Ranch gas leak are entitled to receive criminal restitution. The case goes back to the trial court where victims will have an opportunity to present evidence of damages suffered because of SoCalGas’ delay in reporting ...
  • 14 PSB Cases Named Among 2018 Top Verdicts & Settlements in California Of the more than 200 cases recognized by The Recorder as 2018 Top Verdicts & Settlements in California, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys served as counsel in 14 cases ranked among the highest grossing awards in the state, including the #1 ranking Verdict in the Motor Vehicles category as well as the #1 ranking Settlement ...
  • PSB Obtains $5 Million Verdict in Wrongful Death Collision With Impaired Truck Driver A Maricopa County jury has awarded $5 million to the parents of 22-year-old Paul Troupe, a young man killed by a big-rig whose driver had fallen asleep behind the wheel and rear-ended the SUV driven by decedent. The jury also found that the defendant driver, Brian Knoll, engaged in misconduct with the requisite state of ...
  • Brian Panish & Deborah Chang Named 2019 Top Plaintiff Lawyers by Daily Journal Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys Brian Panish and Deborah Chang have been named by Daily Journal as Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California for 2019. The legal publication recognized 31 lawyers across the state who brought single cases or multi-party actions in antitrust, labor & employment, environment, personal injury, privacy and data security, product defect and securities and financial fraud, using ...
  • Ethicon Intraluminal Circular Surgical Staplers Recalled Due to Product Defect Ethicon, a subsidary of Johnson & Johnson which manufactures surgical sutures and wound closure devices, has recalled 92,496 intraluminal circular surgical staplers due to insufficient firing and failure to completely form staples.                                                  ...
  • 10 PSB Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers ‘Rising Stars’ in Southern California The Super Lawyers publication has named 10 Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys to its annual Southern California Rising Stars list in the areas of Personal Injury – General  and/or Personal Injury – Products for 2019.                                              ...
  • Pete Kaufman & Greg Sonstein Discuss Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporations In products liability litigation involving foreign defendants, there are few threshold issues more litigated than whether the court can exercise personal jurisdiction over that defendant.                                                              ...
  • PSB Verdict Recognized Among 2018 Top 100 Verdicts in the U.S. Panish Shea & Boyle LLP has been recognized by the National Law Journal as obtaining the #1 Motor Vehicle verdict in California last year, making the list as one of the Top 100 Verdicts in the U.S. for 2018. The National Law Journal’s VerdictSearch affiliate scours the nation’s court records each year in search of the largest ...
  • Sempra & SoCalGas Sued by CPUC Program Manager for Exposure to Toxic Chemicals During Aliso Canyon Blowout Attorneys for Kenneth Bruno, a longtime Program Manager overseeing the Gas & Safety Enforcement Division of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), have filed a lawsuit against Sempra Energy and SoCalGas claiming the utility giant intentionally violated CPUC’s Rule 30 standard that prohibits natural gas from having any hazardous substances at concentrations which would present ...

Articles by Attorney

Brian Panish

  • Panish Named One of 2012’s Attorneys of the Year by The Recorder Hot on the heels of Panish Shea & Boyle’s own Brian Panish working tirelessly to secure an $8.3 million verdict for a client who sustained complications after being implanted with the DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant, a California legal publication has just honored Mr. Panish with the coveted “Attorneys of the Year 2012” distinction. Law.com’s The ...
  • Brian Panish Selected as a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Brian Panish has been named a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year by California Lawyer magazine. The CLAY awards are given annually by the magazine to recognize attorneys whose work made a significant impact during the previous year. Attorneys are recognized in 21 areas of legal practice; Panish was selected for a CLAY award ...
  • Brian Panish Selected To the Daily Journal’s Annual List of the “Top 100 Lawyers in California” Brian Panish has been named by the Daily Journal as one of California’s Top 100 Lawyers of 2012. The list is a compilation of California attorneys “who moved the needle” and “had an impact on the legal industry, the state, the nation and the world”. Over 1000 attorneys were considered for the honor. ...
  • Panish and Chang Ask What is The Value of a Poor Man's Life It might seem counterintuitive to some, but in many wrongful death cases, it can make more sense to discard economic damages entirely in order to focus on the noneconomic damage that can befall those persons who have had a loved one taken away from them.  In the January issue of Advocate, our own Brian J. ...
  • Brian Panish featured in The National Law Journal NEW YORK — It’s not often that a lawyer gets the chance to leave $4.5 billion on the table. But when plaintiffs lawyer Brian Panish proposed to forgo most of the punitive damages his client had won in a suit against General Motors, he joined a small but significant trend: offering to trade big punitive ...

GM should stop passing the buck

  • Dayton Daily News – Richard W. Shapiro, who wrote the Nov. 25 letter to the editor “Perpetuating untruths undermines justice,” was a member of the trial team that defended General Motors in the Anderson case.

Experimenting with the Consumer

  • pdf Trial Magazine – Brian Panish gives his review of Marshall S. Shapo’s book, “Experimenting with the Consumer.”

Multiple Choice

  • Los Angeles Lawyer – Separate choice of law analysis is required for each legal issue arising in a case.

Take Technology to Trial

  • Trial – To prevail at trial, a lawyer must present a simple, understandable case that makes a lasting impression with the jurors. But words are not enough.

Jury Trials in The US

Adam Shea

  • Navigating the Perils of a Stipulated Protective Order Panish Shea & Boyle’s own Adam Shea and Ryan A. Casey have contributed a great article to the newest issue of the Advocate Magazine.  The article delves into the problematic nature of readily agreeing to a stipulated protective order when dealing with a product liability case. Although it may seem like the better option to agree ...
  • Shea and Casey Explain How to Litigate a Tire Failure Liability Case Panish Shea & Boyle’s own Ryan Casey and Adam Shea have been featured in the latest issue of The Advocate Magazine.  In a standout report, they expound upon certain challenges that await plaintiff lawyers attempting to litigate a product liability case involving the failure of a tire.  Not only do the two go into detail ...

Kevin Boyle

  • Boyle and Glassman Discuss Obviously Intoxicated Minors Statute Not all cases are as cut and dried as initially suspected.  In the March issue of Advocate, Kevin Boyle and Robert Glassman, two members of our firm, talk about the challenges that awaited them when they took a personal injury case involving an intoxicated minor who was liable in an automobile accident. During an exploration of ...
  • Glassman and Boyle Find Opportunities to Chip Away at Prop 51 In the January/February issue of Forum, our firm’s very own Robert Glassman and Kevin Boyle discuss the ways that personal injury lawyers can get around the legal hurdles imposed by Proposition 51.  Thanks to the efforts of tort reformers and insurance companies, this proposition was passed way back in 1986.  Basically, the measure limited the ...

Rehnquist Was Humble, Respectful, With Great Sense of Humor

  • pdf The Daily Journal – A lot has been written and said about Chief Justice William Rehnquist over the last few days – some of it nice, some of it not so nice.

Multiple Choice

  • Los Angeles Lawyer – Separate choice of law analysis is required for each legal issue arising in a case.

Finding Opportunity to Chip Away at Prop. 51

Rahul Ravipudi

  • Rahul Ravipudi Examines Danger on the Docks In an issue of The Advocate from last year, Panish Shea & Boyle’s own Rahul Ravipudi discussed the threat to safety posed on the docks by workers who engage in drug and alcohol use while on the job.  If this substance abuse leads to an injury of another party, the ensuing discovery process is critical ...
  • Ravipudi and Casey Discuss How to Counter Abuse of Discovery Process In the August issue of Advocate, our firm’s own Rahul Ravipudi and Ryan Casey illustrate how important the discovery process is in a personal injury case and show what can be done should the defendant withhold or even destroy evidence that can be used to benefit your claim.  In such instances, the state of California ...
  • Rahul Ravipudi Discusses Dealing With The State of California’s First Line of Defense – Stonewalling Any Meaningful Discovery One of the most important steps that must be made when pursuing a personal injury case is obtaining every piece of information relevant to the case.  This is known as the discovery process, and it is typically used to prove liability of the defendant, who may knowingly or unknowingly be harboring some critical safety oversight ...

Alex Behar

  • Johnson & Johnson Sued for Defective Ethicon Surgical Staplers Recalled by USFDA Plaintiff David Bakos, who suffered severe injuries following a surgical procedure involving a defective Ethicon surgical stapler, has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc., among others, for failing to manufacture a stapler free of defects as well as fraudulently marketing and selling the medical ...
  • CA Appeals Court Sides with Porter Ranch Victims, Orders Hearing to Review Damages for SoCalGas’ Three-Day Delay The California Second District Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that victims harmed by SoCalGas’ three-day delay in reporting the Porter Ranch gas leak are entitled to receive criminal restitution. The case goes back to the trial court where victims will have an opportunity to present evidence of damages suffered because of SoCalGas’ delay in reporting ...
  • 14 PSB Cases Named Among 2018 Top Verdicts & Settlements in California Of the more than 200 cases recognized by The Recorder as 2018 Top Verdicts & Settlements in California, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys served as counsel in 14 cases ranked among the highest grossing awards in the state, including the #1 ranking Verdict in the Motor Vehicles category as well as the #1 ranking Settlement ...
  • PSB Obtains $5 Million Verdict in Wrongful Death Collision With Impaired Truck Driver A Maricopa County jury has awarded $5 million to the parents of 22-year-old Paul Troupe, a young man killed by a big-rig whose driver had fallen asleep behind the wheel and rear-ended the SUV driven by decedent. The jury also found that the defendant driver, Brian Knoll, engaged in misconduct with the requisite state of ...
  • Brian Panish & Deborah Chang Named 2019 Top Plaintiff Lawyers by Daily Journal Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys Brian Panish and Deborah Chang have been named by Daily Journal as Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California for 2019. The legal publication recognized 31 lawyers across the state who brought single cases or multi-party actions in antitrust, labor & employment, environment, personal injury, privacy and data security, product defect and securities and financial fraud, using ...
  • Ethicon Intraluminal Circular Surgical Staplers Recalled Due to Product Defect Ethicon, a subsidary of Johnson & Johnson which manufactures surgical sutures and wound closure devices, has recalled 92,496 intraluminal circular surgical staplers due to insufficient firing and failure to completely form staples.                                                  ...
  • 10 PSB Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers ‘Rising Stars’ in Southern California The Super Lawyers publication has named 10 Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys to its annual Southern California Rising Stars list in the areas of Personal Injury – General  and/or Personal Injury – Products for 2019.                                              ...
  • Pete Kaufman & Greg Sonstein Discuss Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporations In products liability litigation involving foreign defendants, there are few threshold issues more litigated than whether the court can exercise personal jurisdiction over that defendant.                                                              ...
  • PSB Verdict Recognized Among 2018 Top 100 Verdicts in the U.S. Panish Shea & Boyle LLP has been recognized by the National Law Journal as obtaining the #1 Motor Vehicle verdict in California last year, making the list as one of the Top 100 Verdicts in the U.S. for 2018. The National Law Journal’s VerdictSearch affiliate scours the nation’s court records each year in search of the largest ...
  • Sempra & SoCalGas Sued by CPUC Program Manager for Exposure to Toxic Chemicals During Aliso Canyon Blowout Attorneys for Kenneth Bruno, a longtime Program Manager overseeing the Gas & Safety Enforcement Division of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), have filed a lawsuit against Sempra Energy and SoCalGas claiming the utility giant intentionally violated CPUC’s Rule 30 standard that prohibits natural gas from having any hazardous substances at concentrations which would present ...

Ryan Casey

  • Ravipudi and Casey Discuss How to Counter Abuse of Discovery Process In the August issue of Advocate, our firm’s own Rahul Ravipudi and Ryan Casey illustrate how important the discovery process is in a personal injury case and show what can be done should the defendant withhold or even destroy evidence that can be used to benefit your claim.  In such instances, the state of California ...

Deborah Chang

  • Panish and Chang Ask What is The Value of a Poor Man's Life It might seem counterintuitive to some, but in many wrongful death cases, it can make more sense to discard economic damages entirely in order to focus on the noneconomic damage that can befall those persons who have had a loved one taken away from them.  In the January issue of Advocate, our own Brian J. ...

Jesse Creed

  • Johnson & Johnson Sued for Defective Ethicon Surgical Staplers Recalled by USFDA Plaintiff David Bakos, who suffered severe injuries following a surgical procedure involving a defective Ethicon surgical stapler, has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc., among others, for failing to manufacture a stapler free of defects as well as fraudulently marketing and selling the medical ...
  • CA Appeals Court Sides with Porter Ranch Victims, Orders Hearing to Review Damages for SoCalGas’ Three-Day Delay The California Second District Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that victims harmed by SoCalGas’ three-day delay in reporting the Porter Ranch gas leak are entitled to receive criminal restitution. The case goes back to the trial court where victims will have an opportunity to present evidence of damages suffered because of SoCalGas’ delay in reporting ...
  • 14 PSB Cases Named Among 2018 Top Verdicts & Settlements in California Of the more than 200 cases recognized by The Recorder as 2018 Top Verdicts & Settlements in California, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys served as counsel in 14 cases ranked among the highest grossing awards in the state, including the #1 ranking Verdict in the Motor Vehicles category as well as the #1 ranking Settlement ...
  • PSB Obtains $5 Million Verdict in Wrongful Death Collision With Impaired Truck Driver A Maricopa County jury has awarded $5 million to the parents of 22-year-old Paul Troupe, a young man killed by a big-rig whose driver had fallen asleep behind the wheel and rear-ended the SUV driven by decedent. The jury also found that the defendant driver, Brian Knoll, engaged in misconduct with the requisite state of ...
  • Brian Panish & Deborah Chang Named 2019 Top Plaintiff Lawyers by Daily Journal Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys Brian Panish and Deborah Chang have been named by Daily Journal as Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California for 2019. The legal publication recognized 31 lawyers across the state who brought single cases or multi-party actions in antitrust, labor & employment, environment, personal injury, privacy and data security, product defect and securities and financial fraud, using ...
  • Ethicon Intraluminal Circular Surgical Staplers Recalled Due to Product Defect Ethicon, a subsidary of Johnson & Johnson which manufactures surgical sutures and wound closure devices, has recalled 92,496 intraluminal circular surgical staplers due to insufficient firing and failure to completely form staples.                                                  ...
  • 10 PSB Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers ‘Rising Stars’ in Southern California The Super Lawyers publication has named 10 Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys to its annual Southern California Rising Stars list in the areas of Personal Injury – General  and/or Personal Injury – Products for 2019.                                              ...
  • Pete Kaufman & Greg Sonstein Discuss Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporations In products liability litigation involving foreign defendants, there are few threshold issues more litigated than whether the court can exercise personal jurisdiction over that defendant.                                                              ...
  • PSB Verdict Recognized Among 2018 Top 100 Verdicts in the U.S. Panish Shea & Boyle LLP has been recognized by the National Law Journal as obtaining the #1 Motor Vehicle verdict in California last year, making the list as one of the Top 100 Verdicts in the U.S. for 2018. The National Law Journal’s VerdictSearch affiliate scours the nation’s court records each year in search of the largest ...
  • Sempra & SoCalGas Sued by CPUC Program Manager for Exposure to Toxic Chemicals During Aliso Canyon Blowout Attorneys for Kenneth Bruno, a longtime Program Manager overseeing the Gas & Safety Enforcement Division of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), have filed a lawsuit against Sempra Energy and SoCalGas claiming the utility giant intentionally violated CPUC’s Rule 30 standard that prohibits natural gas from having any hazardous substances at concentrations which would present ...

Jake Douglass

  • Johnson & Johnson Sued for Defective Ethicon Surgical Staplers Recalled by USFDA Plaintiff David Bakos, who suffered severe injuries following a surgical procedure involving a defective Ethicon surgical stapler, has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc., among others, for failing to manufacture a stapler free of defects as well as fraudulently marketing and selling the medical ...
  • CA Appeals Court Sides with Porter Ranch Victims, Orders Hearing to Review Damages for SoCalGas’ Three-Day Delay The California Second District Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that victims harmed by SoCalGas’ three-day delay in reporting the Porter Ranch gas leak are entitled to receive criminal restitution. The case goes back to the trial court where victims will have an opportunity to present evidence of damages suffered because of SoCalGas’ delay in reporting ...
  • 14 PSB Cases Named Among 2018 Top Verdicts & Settlements in California Of the more than 200 cases recognized by The Recorder as 2018 Top Verdicts & Settlements in California, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys served as counsel in 14 cases ranked among the highest grossing awards in the state, including the #1 ranking Verdict in the Motor Vehicles category as well as the #1 ranking Settlement ...
  • PSB Obtains $5 Million Verdict in Wrongful Death Collision With Impaired Truck Driver A Maricopa County jury has awarded $5 million to the parents of 22-year-old Paul Troupe, a young man killed by a big-rig whose driver had fallen asleep behind the wheel and rear-ended the SUV driven by decedent. The jury also found that the defendant driver, Brian Knoll, engaged in misconduct with the requisite state of ...
  • Brian Panish & Deborah Chang Named 2019 Top Plaintiff Lawyers by Daily Journal Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys Brian Panish and Deborah Chang have been named by Daily Journal as Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California for 2019. The legal publication recognized 31 lawyers across the state who brought single cases or multi-party actions in antitrust, labor & employment, environment, personal injury, privacy and data security, product defect and securities and financial fraud, using ...
  • Ethicon Intraluminal Circular Surgical Staplers Recalled Due to Product Defect Ethicon, a subsidary of Johnson & Johnson which manufactures surgical sutures and wound closure devices, has recalled 92,496 intraluminal circular surgical staplers due to insufficient firing and failure to completely form staples.                                                  ...
  • 10 PSB Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers ‘Rising Stars’ in Southern California The Super Lawyers publication has named 10 Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys to its annual Southern California Rising Stars list in the areas of Personal Injury – General  and/or Personal Injury – Products for 2019.                                              ...
  • Pete Kaufman & Greg Sonstein Discuss Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporations In products liability litigation involving foreign defendants, there are few threshold issues more litigated than whether the court can exercise personal jurisdiction over that defendant.                                                              ...
  • PSB Verdict Recognized Among 2018 Top 100 Verdicts in the U.S. Panish Shea & Boyle LLP has been recognized by the National Law Journal as obtaining the #1 Motor Vehicle verdict in California last year, making the list as one of the Top 100 Verdicts in the U.S. for 2018. The National Law Journal’s VerdictSearch affiliate scours the nation’s court records each year in search of the largest ...
  • Sempra & SoCalGas Sued by CPUC Program Manager for Exposure to Toxic Chemicals During Aliso Canyon Blowout Attorneys for Kenneth Bruno, a longtime Program Manager overseeing the Gas & Safety Enforcement Division of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), have filed a lawsuit against Sempra Energy and SoCalGas claiming the utility giant intentionally violated CPUC’s Rule 30 standard that prohibits natural gas from having any hazardous substances at concentrations which would present ...

Dan Dunbar

  • Johnson & Johnson Sued for Defective Ethicon Surgical Staplers Recalled by USFDA Plaintiff David Bakos, who suffered severe injuries following a surgical procedure involving a defective Ethicon surgical stapler, has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc., among others, for failing to manufacture a stapler free of defects as well as fraudulently marketing and selling the medical ...
  • CA Appeals Court Sides with Porter Ranch Victims, Orders Hearing to Review Damages for SoCalGas’ Three-Day Delay The California Second District Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that victims harmed by SoCalGas’ three-day delay in reporting the Porter Ranch gas leak are entitled to receive criminal restitution. The case goes back to the trial court where victims will have an opportunity to present evidence of damages suffered because of SoCalGas’ delay in reporting ...
  • 14 PSB Cases Named Among 2018 Top Verdicts & Settlements in California Of the more than 200 cases recognized by The Recorder as 2018 Top Verdicts & Settlements in California, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys served as counsel in 14 cases ranked among the highest grossing awards in the state, including the #1 ranking Verdict in the Motor Vehicles category as well as the #1 ranking Settlement ...
  • PSB Obtains $5 Million Verdict in Wrongful Death Collision With Impaired Truck Driver A Maricopa County jury has awarded $5 million to the parents of 22-year-old Paul Troupe, a young man killed by a big-rig whose driver had fallen asleep behind the wheel and rear-ended the SUV driven by decedent. The jury also found that the defendant driver, Brian Knoll, engaged in misconduct with the requisite state of ...
  • Brian Panish & Deborah Chang Named 2019 Top Plaintiff Lawyers by Daily Journal Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys Brian Panish and Deborah Chang have been named by Daily Journal as Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California for 2019. The legal publication recognized 31 lawyers across the state who brought single cases or multi-party actions in antitrust, labor & employment, environment, personal injury, privacy and data security, product defect and securities and financial fraud, using ...
  • Ethicon Intraluminal Circular Surgical Staplers Recalled Due to Product Defect Ethicon, a subsidary of Johnson & Johnson which manufactures surgical sutures and wound closure devices, has recalled 92,496 intraluminal circular surgical staplers due to insufficient firing and failure to completely form staples.                                                  ...
  • 10 PSB Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers ‘Rising Stars’ in Southern California The Super Lawyers publication has named 10 Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys to its annual Southern California Rising Stars list in the areas of Personal Injury – General  and/or Personal Injury – Products for 2019.                                              ...
  • Pete Kaufman & Greg Sonstein Discuss Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporations In products liability litigation involving foreign defendants, there are few threshold issues more litigated than whether the court can exercise personal jurisdiction over that defendant.                                                              ...
  • PSB Verdict Recognized Among 2018 Top 100 Verdicts in the U.S. Panish Shea & Boyle LLP has been recognized by the National Law Journal as obtaining the #1 Motor Vehicle verdict in California last year, making the list as one of the Top 100 Verdicts in the U.S. for 2018. The National Law Journal’s VerdictSearch affiliate scours the nation’s court records each year in search of the largest ...
  • Sempra & SoCalGas Sued by CPUC Program Manager for Exposure to Toxic Chemicals During Aliso Canyon Blowout Attorneys for Kenneth Bruno, a longtime Program Manager overseeing the Gas & Safety Enforcement Division of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), have filed a lawsuit against Sempra Energy and SoCalGas claiming the utility giant intentionally violated CPUC’s Rule 30 standard that prohibits natural gas from having any hazardous substances at concentrations which would present ...

Robert Glassman

  • Compelling the Participation of Recalcitrant Witnesses at Deposition The newest issue of Los Angeles Lawyers finds Panish Shea and Boyle’s own Robert Glassman outlining how to approach a situation wherein the counsel for the opposing side attempts to put barriers up to the proper testimony of a witness. In it, Mr. Glassman describes how the only reason such an objection by the opposing counsel ...
  • Exploding Exercise Ball Injures NBA Player An NBA player has reached a confidential settlement in a lawsuit against the manufacturer and distributors of an exercise ball that exploded during training camp. Francisco Garcia, then 29, was balancing on a Gymnic Burst Resistant Plus Stability Ball while using dumbbells when the ball burst, causing him to fall and fracture his wrist. Garcia had ...
  • Casey And Glassman Detail The Benefits of a Mock Jury in Forum In the July/August 2012 issue of Forum, Panish Shea & Boyle’s own Ryan Casey and Robert Glassman detail the benefits that can be reaped by putting together a mock jury before a case goes to trial.  They explain that mock juries can help an attorney figure out if an otherwise complex liability case is going ...
  • Robert Glassman – From Law Student to Seasoned Litigator in Just Three Years From Southwestern Law School Alumni News – Robert Glassman, an attorney with the plaintiffs law firm of Panish Shea & Boyle, takes a moment from his busy practice to answer a few questions about his journey from law school to law practice and why he continues to support Southwestern as a member of the ...
  • $6.6 Million Auto Collision Award Makes Waves in Southern California A payout by the city of Los Angeles to the family of a woman killed in an automobile accident could provide the impetus for the Los Angeles Police Department to begin changing the way they conduct their affairs. The story was recently reported in the Los Angeles Times, and it has now made its way onto ...
  • Boyle and Glassman Discuss Obviously Intoxicated Minors Statute Not all cases are as cut and dried as initially suspected.  In the March issue of Advocate, Kevin Boyle and Robert Glassman, two members of our firm, talk about the challenges that awaited them when they took a personal injury case involving an intoxicated minor who was liable in an automobile accident. During an exploration of ...
  • Glassman and Boyle Find Opportunities to Chip Away at Prop 51 In the January/February issue of Forum, our firm’s very own Robert Glassman and Kevin Boyle discuss the ways that personal injury lawyers can get around the legal hurdles imposed by Proposition 51.  Thanks to the efforts of tort reformers and insurance companies, this proposition was passed way back in 1986.  Basically, the measure limited the ...

The Expansive Reach of Proposition 213

  • pdf Los Angeles Lawyer – Robert Glassman discusses Proposition 213 and its broad interpretations, as well as surviving remedies and thoeries.

Finding Opportunity to Chip Away at Prop. 51

Patrick Gunning

  • Johnson & Johnson Sued for Defective Ethicon Surgical Staplers Recalled by USFDA Plaintiff David Bakos, who suffered severe injuries following a surgical procedure involving a defective Ethicon surgical stapler, has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc., among others, for failing to manufacture a stapler free of defects as well as fraudulently marketing and selling the medical ...
  • CA Appeals Court Sides with Porter Ranch Victims, Orders Hearing to Review Damages for SoCalGas’ Three-Day Delay The California Second District Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that victims harmed by SoCalGas’ three-day delay in reporting the Porter Ranch gas leak are entitled to receive criminal restitution. The case goes back to the trial court where victims will have an opportunity to present evidence of damages suffered because of SoCalGas’ delay in reporting ...
  • 14 PSB Cases Named Among 2018 Top Verdicts & Settlements in California Of the more than 200 cases recognized by The Recorder as 2018 Top Verdicts & Settlements in California, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys served as counsel in 14 cases ranked among the highest grossing awards in the state, including the #1 ranking Verdict in the Motor Vehicles category as well as the #1 ranking Settlement ...
  • PSB Obtains $5 Million Verdict in Wrongful Death Collision With Impaired Truck Driver A Maricopa County jury has awarded $5 million to the parents of 22-year-old Paul Troupe, a young man killed by a big-rig whose driver had fallen asleep behind the wheel and rear-ended the SUV driven by decedent. The jury also found that the defendant driver, Brian Knoll, engaged in misconduct with the requisite state of ...
  • Brian Panish & Deborah Chang Named 2019 Top Plaintiff Lawyers by Daily Journal Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys Brian Panish and Deborah Chang have been named by Daily Journal as Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California for 2019. The legal publication recognized 31 lawyers across the state who brought single cases or multi-party actions in antitrust, labor & employment, environment, personal injury, privacy and data security, product defect and securities and financial fraud, using ...
  • Ethicon Intraluminal Circular Surgical Staplers Recalled Due to Product Defect Ethicon, a subsidary of Johnson & Johnson which manufactures surgical sutures and wound closure devices, has recalled 92,496 intraluminal circular surgical staplers due to insufficient firing and failure to completely form staples.                                                  ...
  • 10 PSB Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers ‘Rising Stars’ in Southern California The Super Lawyers publication has named 10 Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys to its annual Southern California Rising Stars list in the areas of Personal Injury – General  and/or Personal Injury – Products for 2019.                                              ...
  • Pete Kaufman & Greg Sonstein Discuss Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporations In products liability litigation involving foreign defendants, there are few threshold issues more litigated than whether the court can exercise personal jurisdiction over that defendant.                                                              ...
  • PSB Verdict Recognized Among 2018 Top 100 Verdicts in the U.S. Panish Shea & Boyle LLP has been recognized by the National Law Journal as obtaining the #1 Motor Vehicle verdict in California last year, making the list as one of the Top 100 Verdicts in the U.S. for 2018. The National Law Journal’s VerdictSearch affiliate scours the nation’s court records each year in search of the largest ...
  • Sempra & SoCalGas Sued by CPUC Program Manager for Exposure to Toxic Chemicals During Aliso Canyon Blowout Attorneys for Kenneth Bruno, a longtime Program Manager overseeing the Gas & Safety Enforcement Division of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), have filed a lawsuit against Sempra Energy and SoCalGas claiming the utility giant intentionally violated CPUC’s Rule 30 standard that prohibits natural gas from having any hazardous substances at concentrations which would present ...

Pete Kaufman

Spencer Lucas

  • $19.466 Million Jury Verdict Secured by Spencer Lucas in Motorcycle Crash Case On July 16, 2013, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorney Spencer Lucas and co-counsel Charles Koro of Brown, Koro, and Romag secured a $19.466 million jury verdict for a motorcyclist involved in a catastrophic collision with a construction vehicle. The case was tried in Pomona, California. The December 15, 2009 crash occurred in Lomita, ...
  • Spencer Lucas Named One Of California’s 50 Lawyers On the Fast Track Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorney Spencer Lucas has been recognized by The Recorder legal publication as one of California’s “50 Lawyers on the Fast Track.” The award is given to attorneys with 10 or fewer years of practice whose “early accomplishments indicate they will be tomorrow’s top lawyers and leaders” and who “stood out among ...
  • $ 8.5 Million Recovered for Family of Father Killed in Motorcycle Crash Brian Panish, Spencer Lucas, and Juan J. Dominguez recovered an $8,500,000 settlement for the family of a 50 year old man who was killed in a motorcycle collision on February 17, 2012. The decedent was operating his 2011 BMW motorcycle when he was slowing for a pedestrian at the intersection of Florence Avenue and Bissell Street ...
  • Spencer Lucas Details How to Win a "Mild" Brain Injury Case In this month’s issue of Advocate, Panish Shea & Boyle’s own Spencer Lucas explains how to go about representing a client who has experienced a “mild” brain injury.  Although this type of injury can have lifelong repercussions, defense attorneys will take pains to discount the client as a malingerer, someone who plays up their so-called ...

Andrew Owen

  • Johnson & Johnson Sued for Defective Ethicon Surgical Staplers Recalled by USFDA Plaintiff David Bakos, who suffered severe injuries following a surgical procedure involving a defective Ethicon surgical stapler, has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc., among others, for failing to manufacture a stapler free of defects as well as fraudulently marketing and selling the medical ...
  • CA Appeals Court Sides with Porter Ranch Victims, Orders Hearing to Review Damages for SoCalGas’ Three-Day Delay The California Second District Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that victims harmed by SoCalGas’ three-day delay in reporting the Porter Ranch gas leak are entitled to receive criminal restitution. The case goes back to the trial court where victims will have an opportunity to present evidence of damages suffered because of SoCalGas’ delay in reporting ...
  • 14 PSB Cases Named Among 2018 Top Verdicts & Settlements in California Of the more than 200 cases recognized by The Recorder as 2018 Top Verdicts & Settlements in California, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys served as counsel in 14 cases ranked among the highest grossing awards in the state, including the #1 ranking Verdict in the Motor Vehicles category as well as the #1 ranking Settlement ...
  • PSB Obtains $5 Million Verdict in Wrongful Death Collision With Impaired Truck Driver A Maricopa County jury has awarded $5 million to the parents of 22-year-old Paul Troupe, a young man killed by a big-rig whose driver had fallen asleep behind the wheel and rear-ended the SUV driven by decedent. The jury also found that the defendant driver, Brian Knoll, engaged in misconduct with the requisite state of ...
  • Brian Panish & Deborah Chang Named 2019 Top Plaintiff Lawyers by Daily Journal Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys Brian Panish and Deborah Chang have been named by Daily Journal as Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California for 2019. The legal publication recognized 31 lawyers across the state who brought single cases or multi-party actions in antitrust, labor & employment, environment, personal injury, privacy and data security, product defect and securities and financial fraud, using ...
  • Ethicon Intraluminal Circular Surgical Staplers Recalled Due to Product Defect Ethicon, a subsidary of Johnson & Johnson which manufactures surgical sutures and wound closure devices, has recalled 92,496 intraluminal circular surgical staplers due to insufficient firing and failure to completely form staples.                                                  ...
  • 10 PSB Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers ‘Rising Stars’ in Southern California The Super Lawyers publication has named 10 Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys to its annual Southern California Rising Stars list in the areas of Personal Injury – General  and/or Personal Injury – Products for 2019.                                              ...
  • Pete Kaufman & Greg Sonstein Discuss Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporations In products liability litigation involving foreign defendants, there are few threshold issues more litigated than whether the court can exercise personal jurisdiction over that defendant.                                                              ...
  • PSB Verdict Recognized Among 2018 Top 100 Verdicts in the U.S. Panish Shea & Boyle LLP has been recognized by the National Law Journal as obtaining the #1 Motor Vehicle verdict in California last year, making the list as one of the Top 100 Verdicts in the U.S. for 2018. The National Law Journal’s VerdictSearch affiliate scours the nation’s court records each year in search of the largest ...
  • Sempra & SoCalGas Sued by CPUC Program Manager for Exposure to Toxic Chemicals During Aliso Canyon Blowout Attorneys for Kenneth Bruno, a longtime Program Manager overseeing the Gas & Safety Enforcement Division of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), have filed a lawsuit against Sempra Energy and SoCalGas claiming the utility giant intentionally violated CPUC’s Rule 30 standard that prohibits natural gas from having any hazardous substances at concentrations which would present ...

Hon. Peter Polos

  • Johnson & Johnson Sued for Defective Ethicon Surgical Staplers Recalled by USFDA Plaintiff David Bakos, who suffered severe injuries following a surgical procedure involving a defective Ethicon surgical stapler, has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc., among others, for failing to manufacture a stapler free of defects as well as fraudulently marketing and selling the medical ...
  • CA Appeals Court Sides with Porter Ranch Victims, Orders Hearing to Review Damages for SoCalGas’ Three-Day Delay The California Second District Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that victims harmed by SoCalGas’ three-day delay in reporting the Porter Ranch gas leak are entitled to receive criminal restitution. The case goes back to the trial court where victims will have an opportunity to present evidence of damages suffered because of SoCalGas’ delay in reporting ...
  • 14 PSB Cases Named Among 2018 Top Verdicts & Settlements in California Of the more than 200 cases recognized by The Recorder as 2018 Top Verdicts & Settlements in California, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys served as counsel in 14 cases ranked among the highest grossing awards in the state, including the #1 ranking Verdict in the Motor Vehicles category as well as the #1 ranking Settlement ...
  • PSB Obtains $5 Million Verdict in Wrongful Death Collision With Impaired Truck Driver A Maricopa County jury has awarded $5 million to the parents of 22-year-old Paul Troupe, a young man killed by a big-rig whose driver had fallen asleep behind the wheel and rear-ended the SUV driven by decedent. The jury also found that the defendant driver, Brian Knoll, engaged in misconduct with the requisite state of ...
  • Brian Panish & Deborah Chang Named 2019 Top Plaintiff Lawyers by Daily Journal Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys Brian Panish and Deborah Chang have been named by Daily Journal as Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California for 2019. The legal publication recognized 31 lawyers across the state who brought single cases or multi-party actions in antitrust, labor & employment, environment, personal injury, privacy and data security, product defect and securities and financial fraud, using ...
  • Ethicon Intraluminal Circular Surgical Staplers Recalled Due to Product Defect Ethicon, a subsidary of Johnson & Johnson which manufactures surgical sutures and wound closure devices, has recalled 92,496 intraluminal circular surgical staplers due to insufficient firing and failure to completely form staples.                                                  ...
  • 10 PSB Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers ‘Rising Stars’ in Southern California The Super Lawyers publication has named 10 Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys to its annual Southern California Rising Stars list in the areas of Personal Injury – General  and/or Personal Injury – Products for 2019.                                              ...
  • Pete Kaufman & Greg Sonstein Discuss Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporations In products liability litigation involving foreign defendants, there are few threshold issues more litigated than whether the court can exercise personal jurisdiction over that defendant.                                                              ...
  • PSB Verdict Recognized Among 2018 Top 100 Verdicts in the U.S. Panish Shea & Boyle LLP has been recognized by the National Law Journal as obtaining the #1 Motor Vehicle verdict in California last year, making the list as one of the Top 100 Verdicts in the U.S. for 2018. The National Law Journal’s VerdictSearch affiliate scours the nation’s court records each year in search of the largest ...
  • Sempra & SoCalGas Sued by CPUC Program Manager for Exposure to Toxic Chemicals During Aliso Canyon Blowout Attorneys for Kenneth Bruno, a longtime Program Manager overseeing the Gas & Safety Enforcement Division of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), have filed a lawsuit against Sempra Energy and SoCalGas claiming the utility giant intentionally violated CPUC’s Rule 30 standard that prohibits natural gas from having any hazardous substances at concentrations which would present ...

David Rudorfer

  • Johnson & Johnson Sued for Defective Ethicon Surgical Staplers Recalled by USFDA Plaintiff David Bakos, who suffered severe injuries following a surgical procedure involving a defective Ethicon surgical stapler, has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc., among others, for failing to manufacture a stapler free of defects as well as fraudulently marketing and selling the medical ...
  • CA Appeals Court Sides with Porter Ranch Victims, Orders Hearing to Review Damages for SoCalGas’ Three-Day Delay The California Second District Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that victims harmed by SoCalGas’ three-day delay in reporting the Porter Ranch gas leak are entitled to receive criminal restitution. The case goes back to the trial court where victims will have an opportunity to present evidence of damages suffered because of SoCalGas’ delay in reporting ...
  • 14 PSB Cases Named Among 2018 Top Verdicts & Settlements in California Of the more than 200 cases recognized by The Recorder as 2018 Top Verdicts & Settlements in California, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys served as counsel in 14 cases ranked among the highest grossing awards in the state, including the #1 ranking Verdict in the Motor Vehicles category as well as the #1 ranking Settlement ...
  • PSB Obtains $5 Million Verdict in Wrongful Death Collision With Impaired Truck Driver A Maricopa County jury has awarded $5 million to the parents of 22-year-old Paul Troupe, a young man killed by a big-rig whose driver had fallen asleep behind the wheel and rear-ended the SUV driven by decedent. The jury also found that the defendant driver, Brian Knoll, engaged in misconduct with the requisite state of ...
  • Brian Panish & Deborah Chang Named 2019 Top Plaintiff Lawyers by Daily Journal Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys Brian Panish and Deborah Chang have been named by Daily Journal as Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California for 2019. The legal publication recognized 31 lawyers across the state who brought single cases or multi-party actions in antitrust, labor & employment, environment, personal injury, privacy and data security, product defect and securities and financial fraud, using ...
  • Ethicon Intraluminal Circular Surgical Staplers Recalled Due to Product Defect Ethicon, a subsidary of Johnson & Johnson which manufactures surgical sutures and wound closure devices, has recalled 92,496 intraluminal circular surgical staplers due to insufficient firing and failure to completely form staples.                                                  ...
  • 10 PSB Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers ‘Rising Stars’ in Southern California The Super Lawyers publication has named 10 Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys to its annual Southern California Rising Stars list in the areas of Personal Injury – General  and/or Personal Injury – Products for 2019.                                              ...
  • Pete Kaufman & Greg Sonstein Discuss Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporations In products liability litigation involving foreign defendants, there are few threshold issues more litigated than whether the court can exercise personal jurisdiction over that defendant.                                                              ...
  • PSB Verdict Recognized Among 2018 Top 100 Verdicts in the U.S. Panish Shea & Boyle LLP has been recognized by the National Law Journal as obtaining the #1 Motor Vehicle verdict in California last year, making the list as one of the Top 100 Verdicts in the U.S. for 2018. The National Law Journal’s VerdictSearch affiliate scours the nation’s court records each year in search of the largest ...
  • Sempra & SoCalGas Sued by CPUC Program Manager for Exposure to Toxic Chemicals During Aliso Canyon Blowout Attorneys for Kenneth Bruno, a longtime Program Manager overseeing the Gas & Safety Enforcement Division of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), have filed a lawsuit against Sempra Energy and SoCalGas claiming the utility giant intentionally violated CPUC’s Rule 30 standard that prohibits natural gas from having any hazardous substances at concentrations which would present ...

 

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