Tony Lauria and Robert Smith Received a Defense Verdict

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In December 2016, Tony Lauria and Robert Smith defended a physician and physician’s assistant in an alleged opioid medication overdose death. The matter was tried in the Fifth Judicial District Court in Pahrump, Nevada. A defense verdict was returned by the jury.

Ray Gates Obtains Directed Verdict of Dismissal of USAA Insured

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In August 2016, Ray Gates defended at trial an owner and driver of a vehicle involved in a motor vehicle accident. Plaintiff alleged significant injuries as a result of this accident. Ray learned prior to trial that plaintiff had been involved in several other accidents and slip and falls resulting in other lawsuits both prior to and after the subject accident, none of which were disclosed by plaintiff in pre-trial discovery or in trial testimony. Ray was able to provide documentation to the court of these prior lawsuits and injuries, proved that plaintiff had committed perjury, and ultimately obtained a directed verdict of dismissal by the court after plaintiff’s case in chief. The court also referred the plaintiff for criminal prosecution. The case was tried in the Eighth Judicial District Court in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ray Gates and Robert Smith Received a Defense Verdict

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In March 2016, Ray Gates and Robert Smith successfully defended a dentist in a case involving treatment for TMD/TMJ pain as well as orthodontic care. The matter was tried in the Eighth Judicial District Court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A defense verdict was returned by the jury.

Tony Lauria and Paul Cardinale Receive Defense Verdict in Dental Malpractice Action

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In January 2016, Tony Lauria and Paul Cardinale successfully defend a dentist and dental practice involving dental care and treatment regarding standard of care. The matter was tried in the Second Judicial District Court in Reno, Nevada. A defense verdict was returned by the jury. As a result of this defense verdict, several other pending actions against the dentist were ultimately dismissed.

Tony Lauria Obtains a Defense Verdict

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In February 2015, Tony Lauria successfully defends a dentist and dental practice involving dental care and treatment regarding standard of care. The matter was tried in the Eighth Judicial District Court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A defense verdict was returned by the jury.

Mark Tokunaga Successfully Settles Snowmobile Case

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In November 2014, Mark Tokunaga went to trial in a snowmobile case in which the plaintiff alleged brain injuries and sought a nine-figure judgment. The case settled during the second week of trial for less than the amount of medical expenses.

Ray Gates and Brian Rosenthal Receive Defense Verdict in Assault and Battery Action

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Raymond Gates and Brian Rosenthal defended a hospital and a number of their employees in an assault and battery action filed in San Luis Obispo County. The plaintiff was entering areas of the hospital that were restricted and got into an altercation with various hospital staff that were attempting to stop him. The matter was tried in August 2011. Ray and Brian argued that the hospital staff did not commit an assault or battery, but instead they took reasonable steps to protect patients. The jury unanimously found for the defense.