Published Cases & Articles

Published Cases

Caesar Wackeen, et al. v. William A. Malls, et at. (App. 2 Dist. 2002), 97 Cal.App4th 429, 118 Cal.Rptr.2d 502.

Duncan McIntosh Co. v. Newport Dunes Marina, UC, 324 F.Supp.2d 1078 (C.D. Cal. 2004) (Filed April 7, 2004).

Anthony v. Mazon, OCSC Case No. 03CC09517 – over $16 million dollar jury verdict (lead associate on case recognized as one of the Top Verdicts of 2005 by Plaintiffs in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, March 23, 2006).

Published Articles

Manufacturers’ Concerns of Potential Product Liability in the Production, Research and Development of AIDS Vaccines: A Sea of Uncharted Waters, Western State Law Review, Volume 20, Number 2. (Spring 1993).

Employers’ Liability for Punitive Damages: The California Supreme Court Defines “Managing Agent” Under California Civil Code Section 3294(b) – A Primer And An Update, Western State Law Review, Volume 30, Number 2. (Spring 2003).

State Farm v. Campbell: The Trend Toward Evidentiary and Constitutional Restrictions in Punitive Awards, Western State Law Review, Volume 31, Number 1. (Fall 2003).

The World After State Farm v. Campbell.  Punitive Damages: Past, Present and Future, (Part 1), Western State University Law Review, Volume 32, Number 1 (Fall 2004).

The World After State Farm v. Campbell.  Punitive Damages: Past, Present and Future, (Part 2), Western State University Law Review, Volume 35, Number 1 (Fall 2007).

The Litigation Privilege: So You Think It is Absolute?, The Gavel, Published By the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Volume 8, Number 2, (Spring 2005). (Issue available online: The Gavel: Spring 2005)

Simon and Johnson – The California Supreme Court’s Perspective on Punitive Damages Following State Farm v. Campbell, The Gavel,  Published By the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Volume 9, Number 2, (Spring 2006).

Digital and Electronic Discovery: How to Preserve It, Obtain It and Avoid Sanctions Along the Way, Forum, Published by the Consumer Attorneys of California, Volume 36, (Spring 2006).

Simon and Johnson: The California Supreme Court Clarifies Punitive Damages in California After State Farm v. Campbell,  The Advocate, Published by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association and the Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California, Volume 33, Number 4 (April 2006). The article is available to order (free for CAALA members, law students, and paralegals): CAALA Library of Advocate Articles

Consumer Protection: The Trend Towards Finding Unconscionability in Arbitration Agreements, The Gavel, Published By the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Volume 10, Number 2, (Spring 2007). (Issue available online: The Gavel: Spring 2007)

Arbitration Myth Busting: What Every Attorney and Client Needs to Know, Plaintiff Magazine,  Published For Northern California Plaintiff’s Attorneys, Volume 1, Number 2 (September 2007). (View article – PDF)

Finding the Smoking Gun: A Hands-on Guide to Dealing with Electronic Discovery, Plaintiff Magazine,  Published For Northern California Plaintiff’s Attorneys, Volume 1, Number 5 (December 2007). (View article – PDF)

Motions for Summary Judgment and the New California Rules of Court, The Gavel, Published By the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Volume 11, Number 2, (Spring 2008). (Issue available online: The Gavel: Spring 2008)

The Use and Overuse of Anti-SLAPP Motions, The Gavel, Published By the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Volume 12, Number 1, (Winter 2009). Issue available online: The Gavel: Winter 2009.

Can You Bet With a Sicilian When Death Is On the Line? What’s New and Hot in Anti- SLAPP, The Gavel, Published By the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Volume 13, Number 3, (Summer 2010). Issue available online: The Gavel: Summer 2010

Motions in Limine Misused and Abused, Plaintiff Magazine, Published for Northern California Plaintiff’s Attorneys, July 2011. View article: PDF.

SLAPP Happy: What’s New in Anti-Slapp, Part 2, The Gavel, Published By the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Volume 13, Number 4, (Fall 2010). Read now: PDF.

The Case Against Dispositive Motions in Limine, Part 1 and 2, the Gavel, Published By the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Volume 14, Number 4, (Fall 2011) and Volume 15, Number 1 (Spring 2012). Read Part 1 now: PDF. Part 2: PDF.

Important Changes to Superior Courts in Los Angeles in 2013, the Gavel, Published By the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Volume 16, Number 2, (Spring 2013).

Having It All – Experiences in Trial Practice and Work Life Balance, Western State University College of Law, Alumni Newsletter, April 2013.

The Promise of Veterans Court,(co-published with the Honorable Wendly Lindley – OC Superior Court), North Carolina State Bar Journal, Volume 18, Number 2, (published June 1, 2013). Issue available online here: The North Carolina State Bar Journal

Defendant’s Net Worth – Negative or Not, upcoming publication  in Plaintiff Magazine,  Published For Northern California Plaintiff’s Attorneys (summer 2013). The article is available to order (free for CAALA members, law students, and paralegals): CAALA Library of Advocate Articles

Punitive damages: Defendant’s ability to pay, Plaintiff Magazine, Published For Northern California Plaintiff’s Attorneys, Volume 7, Number 9 (September 2013). (View article – PDF)

Initiative to Stop Drunk, Overprescribing and Negligent Doctors Will Save Lives, Newport Beach Independent, June 5, 2014 (View article)

Defendant’s Net Worth – Negative or Not?, The Gavel, Published By the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Volume 17, Number 3, (Summer 2014). Read on the web: OCTLA – The Gavel.