Marian Johns News

Court rules Wausau Underwriters Insurance owes duty to defend in construction defect lawsuit

By Marian Johns | Apr 15, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal court has granted an insurance company's motion for partial summary judgment in a case involving one of its insureds who is facing allegations of manufacturing defective plumbing products for a condominium construction project.

Top intellectual-property litigation attorney joins Mintz Levin's San Francisco office

By Marian Johns | Jan 27, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Intellectual-property trial lawyer Stephen Akerley recently joined the San Francisco office of Mintz Levin, where he will serve as part of the firm’s bicoastal intellectual-property practice team.

State Farm claims Insurance Commissioner order is unlawful

By Marian Johns | Dec 18, 2016

State Farm’s request to halt an Insurance Commission order was denied recently in a California Superior Court.

Affluent Hillsborough residents claim town overcharging for water

By Marian Johns | Dec 11, 2016

HILLSBOROUGH — The town of Hillsborough is defending its water rate structure system against several wealthy residents who have filed a lawsuit, claiming the city’s tiered water rates and penalties are illegal.

Civil rights attorney Arce gains momentum in District 9 race

By Marian Johns | Jun 13, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – Local civil rights attorney Joshua Arce, who is vying for the District 9 supervisor seat, has recently secured several key campaign endorsements as he seeks to bring change to the Board of Supervisor’s representation of the Mission District, an area where the city’s affordable housing issue has taken center stage.

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