In The News
Claims Magazine – Property Casualty 360° – June 6, 2018
With billions of dollars spent on developing self-driving cars and trucks, important questions have been raised about the imminent role of autonomous vehicles (AVs) and the ramifications insurers and business owners may face in the wake of such rapid development.
The Daily Transcript – May 16, 2018
When she graduated from law school at the University of Hawaii in Manoa, Greiner’s first job was with Hawaii Supreme Court Associate Justice James E. Duffy Jr., who showed her how to be a lawyer and a leader.
Daily Journal – February 21, 2018
Morales v. Well-Pict Berries Inc.
Attorney Kevin Place said he’s happy to have played a role in preventing the creation of a new cottage industry within toxic torts.
Daily Journal – February 21, 2018
It is a tactic that most defendants resist, and something defense attorneys rarely do. Give a number, always. Give your number to the jury early, give it often, and of course, it must never go up. While this strategy is rarely employed by the defense, it is critical for a successful jury verdict.
Law360 – February 5, 2018
A California federal jury has found that Schwab Co. Inc. is not responsible for severe burns sustained by a child while wearing one of its shirts, clearing the clothing manufacturer of all liability after co-defendants Macy’s and Ralph Lauren settled for roughly $860,000.
Law Week Colorado – January 10, 2018
Insurance defense law firm Tyson & Mendes announced Wednesday that it is expanding its reach into Colorado with attorney Jacob Felderman setting up the firm’s outpost. The firm specializes in insurance defense with attorneys practicing in areas including construction defect, personal injury, insurance coverage disputes, insurance bad faith, professional liability, directors’ and officers’ liability and wrongful death lawsuits, and employment law. The move to Colorado is driven in part by personal reasons for Felderman as well as professional reasons that put the firm closer to some of its primary clients.
KOGO News – November 17, 2017
Sexual assault and harassment accusations are continuing to make national headlines, and employers large and small are on edge. Will someone from their organization be accused next? How can they protect their employees against unwanted sexual advances, and themselves against any legal ramifications, should an accusation arise?
Tyson & Mendes Partner Susan Oliver joined KOGO AM 600’s San Diego Evening News Hour to talk about what employers should do to prevent these types of incidents from occurring in the workplace. Click to listen to her full interview.
San Diego Business Journal – November 27, 2017
More than five years have passed since Tyson & Mendes LLP won the case that made its name. The San Diego-based law firm could have celebrated the victory and moved on. In retrospect, that would have been a mistake. Instead, Tyson & Mendes assigned one of its young lawyers, Cayce Lynch, to make sure clients and businesses across the country understood the ruling and were kept up to date on relevant cases that have followed.
Law360 – October 25, 2017
Here, Patrick Mendes of Tyson & Mendes LLP recalls how, as a new and inexperienced lawyer, he absorbed ideas and advice from partners and fellow associates alike, and how many of the lessons he learned from his colleagues back then have proven to be of enduring value.
San Diego Business Journal – September 28, 2017
Some experts and research analysts predict autonomous vehicles will take over personal transportation by 2030, but the reality is they are here now, changing the way many industries do business.
SD Metro – September 25, 2017
Civil litigation firm Tyson & Mendes has expanded to the East Coast with the opening of a new office in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., led by former Hinshaw & Culbertson partner Damian M. Fletcher. The new location will serve the entire state of Florida in complex litigation matters, defending clients in all state and federal courts.
The Daily Transcript – August 16, 2017
Robert Tyson is a founding partner of the law firm Tyson & Mendes. In 2011, he successfully argued before the California Supreme Court in Howell v. Hamilton Meats that an injured plaintiff may only recover the medical costs paid by his or her health insurance and not the higher amount billed to insurance companies by physicians and hospitals. In this interview, he reflects on a variety of topics, including the effect the case has had.
A high exposure construction claim provides the backdrop for this discussion of the complex dynamics between primary and excess insurers. Seasoned industry professionals will share untold stories and lessons learned about the inherent conflict between primary and excess liability insurers. Specific areas of discussion will include choice of counsel, allocation of costs, responding to settlement demands, retained counsel’s reporting responsibility, duties among insurers and insured, coordination of trial tactics, and outside the box approaches to addressing the diverging interests between carriers and clients. The session also will highlight the insured’s role in the process and how effective communication techniques can prevent many common pitfalls.
Law360 – July 12, 2017
A California jury on Wednesday sided with three companies in a toxic tort trial, rejecting a mother’s claims for $23 million in damages due to her son’s alleged in utero exposure to chemicals when she worked on a berry farm, a defendant’s law firm said.
Daily Journal – June 22, 2017
Remember when TV personality and sportscaster Erin Andrews was awarded $55 million after suing two hotel management companies when one of their guests filmed and posted a nude video of her online? Had the defense personalized the corporate defendants at trial, perhaps the jury would not have found them liable for $26 million each for failing to protect Ms. Andrews’ privacy and safety.
MMLaFleur – April 2016
Each week, we take a look into the fascinating lives (and closets) of our favorite customers. Here, San Diego-based lawyer Cayce Lynch talks us through her average day, which might start with a morning dip in the Pacific, followed by a client presentation five states away, or an occasional jaunt to the California Supreme Court.