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Eric Danowitz and Richard DiCorrado secure $2.1+ million dollar Judgment in Business Dispute Litigation

MVJ attorneys Eric J. Danowitz and Richard DiCorrado secured a $2,149,652.33 million dollar verdict for their client before Judge Bryan A. Foster in San Bernardino Superior Court.  This was a dispute between a collection agency and chiropractor on breach of contract. Danowitz and DiCorrado were also successful in obtaining a take-nothing defense verdict as to […]

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Defense Verdict in Real Estate Dispute

MVJ attorneys Rich W. Vanis, Richard A. DiCorrado and Kevin J. Price secured a defense verdict for their clients before Judge Michael P. Linfield in Los Angeles Superior Court. The case involved claims for access to real property, impairment of easements, loss of view and trespass to trees. It was divided into two Phases, the first […]

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Richard DiCorrado and Dan McKenzie Obtain Defense Verdict After Jury Trial On Construction Injury With $15 Million Demand

In January 2020, Richard DiCorrado and Dan McKenzie represented Defendants Gilliam & Sons, Inc. (“GSI”) and Jeff Johnson in a 2+ week jury trial in the downtown Bakersfield Courthouse of the Kern County Superior Court.  GSI and Johnson were being sued by Plaintiff Joseph Chaidez for negligence in connection with injuries he sustained in a […]

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MVJ Partner Omar J. Yassin Obtains Three Successful Judgments

Plaintiff Judgment In A Breach Of Contract Action Omar is on a roll with several recent successes. He obtained a breach of contract judgment for our client, which fabricates and manufactures high precision parts for use in industrial turbine engines and drive shafts. Defendant was an experienced heat-treating vendor that contracted to heat treat approximately 100 […]

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Gail Stargardter Prevails on Appeal of “No Occurrence” Insurance Coverage Case

The Ninth Circuit affirmed Ms. Stargardter’s successful summary judgment on behalf of Atain Specialty Insurance Company. Atain’s insured was hired by a property owner to remove trees. The insured reasonably believed that the trees belonged to the property owner, but it turned out they belonged to a neighbor, who sued the insured. Atain’s policy provided coverage only […]

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Eric Danowitz and Richard Dicorrado Obtain Judgment in Excess of $3.2 Million in Qui Tam Action Following Successful Summary Judgment and Bench Trial

Mr. Danowitz and Mr. DiCorrado represented the People of the State of California ex rel. Zurich American Insurance Company in a qui tam action filed in Los Angeles Superior Court against Emphacare Home Care Agency, LLC, Borlie Wong, and others for violations of the Insurance Fraud Prevention Act (Ins. Code Section 1871.7), seeking reimbursement of monies paid for […]

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MVJ Coverage Attorneys Win Two Summary Judgment Motions

Our coverage department continues its recent string of successes with two more summary judgment rulings in favor of insurers. Gail Stargardter recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of Atain Specialty Insurance Company in a case filed in the United States District Court, Northern District of California. The court found that there was no potential for coverage […]

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Court of Appeal Affirms Successful Summary Judgment Obtained by Mokri Vanis & Jones Partner Limor Lehavi in Liability Insurance Coverage Case Involving “Auto Exclusion”

Fire Insurance Exchange v. Vasquez, 2017 Cal.App.Unpub. LEXIS 2277, 2017 WL 1173730 arose from a tragic motor vehicle accident which occurred when a landlord backed up his large truck in a driveway his home shared with his rental property, and ran over his tenant’s toddler, killing the child. The truck’s insurer accepted coverage. Ms. Lehavi […]

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Six Mokri Vanis & Jones, LLP Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2017

Two Mokri Vanis & Jones attorneys, Richard DiCorrado and Limor Lehavi, have been named by Super Lawyers among the top attorneys in California for 2017, and are among only five percent of California attorneys to be named to this list. Four Mokri Vanis & Jones attorneys, Omar Yassin, Daniel McKenzie, Brian Merges, and Eric J. Danowitz were named as Rising Stars, which are […]

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