Low, Ball & Lynch

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505 Montgomery Street
7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111-2584, United States
Phone: (415) 981-6630
Fax: (415) 982-1634
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction Law
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys
25-50 Attorneys

Insurance Coverage – Indemnification Under Excess Policies

Montrose Chemical Corporation of California v. Superior Court - Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (September 8, 2017) - The California Second District Court of Appeals’ recent decision in Montrose Chemical…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance

Torts: Changes to CCP §340.1 Did Not Change Deadline for Submitting Claims to Public Entities

Latrice Rubenstein v. Doe No. 1 et al. - SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 3 Cal.5th 903 (August 28, 2017) - Code of Civil Procedure §340.1(a) provides that an action for damages suffered as a result of childhood sexual abuse…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Insurance Coverage – Analysis of Professional Liability Exclusion

Energy Insurance Mutual Limited v. ACE American Insurance Company - Court of Appeal, First District (July 11, 2017) - This case involves an insurance coverage dispute arising from an explosion that occurred when an…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

Landlord-Tenant – Collateral Estoppel Doctrine Bars Issues Adjudicated in Unlawful Detainer Action

Alfonso Ayala v. Randy Dawson - Court of Appeal, First District (August 4, 2017) - Property owner Randy Dawson and tenant Alfonso Ayala signed a written contract in December, 1999, entitled “Residential Lease with Option…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Residential

Open and Obvious Dangers; New Evidence Submitted in Reply Briefs

Jacques Jacobs, et al. v. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Company - Court of Appeal, Second District (July 25, 2017) - Defendant Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Company (Coldwell) marketed for sale a vacant,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Personal Injury, Real Estate - Residential

Payments Clause in City Contract Deemed Unconstitutional When it Suspends the City’s Ability to Tax

Russell City Energy Co. LLC v. City of Hayward - Court of Appeal, First District (August 7, 2017) - In Russell City Energy Co. LLC v. City of Hayward, the California Court of Appeals held that a payments clause in a…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Energy & Utilities, Government Contracting, Taxation

Take-Home Exposure and Stream of Commerce

Joseph Petitpas v. Ford Motor Company, et al. - Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, 13 Cal.App.5th 261 (July 5, 2017) - Plaintiffs Marline and Joseph Petitpas sued Exxon Mobil Corporation, Ford Motor Company, and…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Energy & Utilities, Personal Injury, Toxic Torts

Torts – Court Finds Plaintiff Assumed the Risk of Injury by Participating in Horseback Endurance Event

Kathleen S. Swigart v. Carl Bruno - Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District 8 Cal.App.5th, 529 (June 22, 2017) - The California Court of Appeals held that those who choose to engage in an inherently risky activity, such…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Personal Injury

Product Liability: Consumer Expectation and Risk Benefit

Kawika Demara, et al. v. The Raymond Corporation, et al. - California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District (July 18, 2017) - Kawika Demara was a warehouse employee at the time his foot was crushed under the drive…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law, Products Liability

Insurance Coverage – Has a “Collapse” occurred?

Tustin Field Gas & Food, Inc. v. Mid-Century Insurance Co. - Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (July 3, 2017) - Tustin Field Gas & Food, Inc. v. Mid-Century Insurance Co. (“Tustin”), was an insurance coverage…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance, Real Estate - Commercial

Insurance Bad Faith – Insurer Cannot Rescind Policy Because Insured Answered Application Questions Correctly

Victor Duarte v. Pacific Specialty Insurance Company - Court of Appeal, First Appellate District (June 12, 2017) - Under the legal principle of “rescission,” an insurance company can rescind an insurance policy if the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance

Torts – U.S. Supreme Court Limits California Jurisdiction

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company v. Superior Court California, San Francisco County, et al. - United States Supreme Court (June 19, 2019) - More than 600 plaintiffs (most of whom were not California residents) brought product…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Products Liability

Insurance Bad Faith – Genuine Dispute Doctrine

Carmen Zubillaga v. Allstate Indemnity Company - Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District (June 19, 2017) - The “genuine dispute doctrine” provides an insurer a defense against a bad faith claim when there is a genuine…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance, Personal Injury

Recover of Costs After Arbitration Pursuant to C.C.P. § 998

Alan Heimlich v. Shiraz M. Shivji - Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District (May 31, 2017) - Must a party that has served a statutory offer to compromise pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure Section 998 present it to the…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business Torts, Civil Procedure

Remedies – Admission of Vicarious Liability not a Shield to Punitive Damages

CRST, Inc., et al. v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County- Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (May 26, 2017)- In CRST, Inc., et al. v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County, the California Court of Appeals…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law
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