2011 Archives

Proud To Be Named In The 2011 Top Verdict Search Settlements

Steven R. Cavalli

The firm congratulates partner Steven R. Cavalli for achieving two top listed settlements: one in the area of premises liability and the other a motor vehicle accident case.

Premises Liability: $2.9 Million
Kasamoto v. Commonweal: Plaintiff sued Commonweal in Bolinas for creating a dangerous condition. The 76 years old plaintiff fell down dark stairs, rendering her a quadriplegic. The parties reached a $2.9 million settlement.

Motor Vehicle Accident: $1.25 Million
Wilson-Males vs. Schindler Corporation: The plaintiff was rear-ended by a vehicle owned by Schindler Corporation. Defendant Schindler Corporation agreed to a mediated settlement settling the case on behalf of both defendants (Schindler Corp and their driver).

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Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer Named As One Of The Top 10 Leading Plaintiffs Bay Area Employment Law Groups In 2011 By The Recorder Newspaper

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The firm of Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer is proud to be named by the Recorder Newspaper as one of the top 10 Leading Plaintiffs Bay Area Employment Law Groups. The firms employment law team consists of partners J. Gary Gwilliam and Randall E.Strauss, associates Jayme L. Walker and Robert J. Schwartz, and legal assistant Marilyn Gee-Cartwright. The team represents plaintiffs indiscrimination, harassment, age discrimination and whistleblower cases. The firm congratulates the employment law team for its results as well as the compassion it demonstrates in the representation of plaintiffs who have suffered wrongful termination.

Since 1978, Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer has championed the cause of victims rights. The firm specializes in complex and serious cases in the personal injury and consumer law field including employment, civil litigation, professional malpractice, product liability, bad faith insurance and business fraud. Composed of four partners; J. Gary Gwilliam, Steven R. Cavalli, Steven J. Brewer and Randall E. Strauss and two associates; Jayme L. Walker and Robert J. Schwartz, the firm has attained a superior track record for verdicts and settlements.

We are pleased to announce a recent $9,263,345 verdict in a business fraud case. The judgment, with attorneys fees and potential pre-judgment interest, could be in excess of ten million dollars. The Alameda County jury found against a multi-national company for breach of contract and intentional and negligent misrepresentation.

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