Tharpe & Howell
Sherman Oaks, California OfficeView all offices
15250 Ventura Boulevard, 9th Floor
Sherman Oaks, California
(Los Angeles Co.)
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Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Employment Litigation, Insurance Litigation and Coverage, Intellectual Property Litigation, Transportation Litigation, Product Liability Litigation, Hotel Liability, Restaurant Liability, Contracts and Personal Injury.
Documents by Lawyers at this office
Class Action Damage Requirement for Class Certification
Todd R. Howell,Christopher S. Maile, June 20, 2013
A key issue courts often address when asked to certify a class of plaintiffs in class action litigation is whether “questions of law or fact common to class members predominate over any questions affecting only individual members, and that a class action is superior to other available methods...
Can an Intervening Insurance Company Sue for Breach of Contract?
Robert M. Freedman,Todd R. Howell, February 15, 2013
If a party in litigation has a default judgment entered against it, can its insurance company still file a motion to intervene and use the same defenses that would have been available to the insured if not procedurally barred as a result of the default? In Western Heritage Ins. Co. v. Superior...
Post-Brinker Meal Break Decisions on Class Certification
Todd R. Howell,Christopher S. Maile, February 15, 2013
Previously, we reported on the California Supreme Court’s decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court (4/21/12), which addressed employer obligations relating to meal breaks employees are entitled to take under Labor Code section 512 and Wage Order No. 5.
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Affiliations & Associations: Southern California Defense Counsel, Trucking Industry Defense Association; Defense Research Institute; Global Alliance of Hospitality Attorneys.