In Cynthia Marie Vespa v Singler-Ernster Inc., et al., 16-cv-03723-RS, Judge Richard Seeborg of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied a motion to dismiss filed by Peter Singler, Jr., as well as separate motions to dismiss filed by Singler-Ernster, Inc. and Carol S. Singler.
Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP obtained a defense verdict at the conclusion of a bench trial before the Honorable James DeLuca of the New Jersey Superior Court of Bergen County. Roy Viola was lead counsel to the homeowner who sold the property in question and was ultimately responsible for the replacement of the septic system.
- February 17, 2017
ATLANTA, February 17, 2017 – Twenty lawyers from Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP have been recognized in the 2017 edition of Georgia Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, evaluates lawyers through a patented multiphase selection process involving independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.
- January 26, 2017
Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP obtained a complete defense verdict in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico on behalf of Deans, Inc., a full service industrial electrical services provider. HPTY attorneys Lane Young and Jason Irvin represented Deans in this hard fought case against the premiere subrogation firm, Cozen O’Connor.
- Georgia Court of Appeals Reverses Denial of Summary Judgment to Contractor on Causation in Mold Exposure CaseDecember 19, 2016
In a matter considering the requisite expert evidence on the issue of causation in a mold exposure, personal injury case, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed a trial court’s denial of a Motion for Summary Judgment of a remediation contractor. The Court concluded that the expert testimony causation standards recognized by the Georgia Supreme Court in Scapa Dryer Fabrics, Inc. v. Knight, 299 Ga. 286, 291 (2016), a case considering the expert testimony standard in an asbestos exposure case, applied to mold exposure cases.