Firm Successes in 2016

2016 was a busy year for MCAQ.  It was so busy we forgot to report some of our noteworthy successes on behalf of our clients.  Here is a recap of the year: January 2016 started out great with a jury verdict in favor of a municipal utility client in a case alleging power theft and breach of contract.  Stephanie L. Quinn and Mariel Covarrubias tried the case to a Sacramento County jury.  Representing the plaintiff, Ms. Quinn and Ms. Covarrubias successfully established that the defendants were responsible for damages arising out of the unlawful diversion of power from a home in Sacramento County that was used to grow marijuana. The trial lasted 7 days. In February 2016, Douglas Alliston and Suzanne M. Nicholson obtained summary judgment against the California Insurance Guarantee Association in a case where CIGA had declined to pay the obligations of an insolvent insurer once the insurer was discharged in its liquidation proceeding. Ms. Nicholson, a certified appellate specialist, is currently defending against CIGA’s appeal. The firm had another trial success in March 2016.  We received a statement of decision and judgment on a residential real estate case in which the plaintiff sued our clients alleging nondisclosure of defects in a high-end Granite Bay residential property sold to the plaintiff. In the…

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