News & Events

Over the past 30 years, Maranga | Morgenstern and its attorneys have garnered numerous accolades and awards from the media and professional industry organizations. Here you will find the latest news and information regarding the firm and its associates.

Feb07

New Supreme Court Committee to Recommend State Bar Trustees

New Supreme Court Committee to Recommend State Bar Trustees

SAN FRANCISCO—The Supreme Court of California announced today the creation of a seven-member State Bar Trustees Nominating Committee to assist the court in selecting appointees to the State Bar Board of Trustees.

Jan18

Strengthening The Gatekeeper's Role

Strengthening The Gatekeeper's Role

Maranga | Morgenstern Associates, Judy Liao and Phil Tukia, presented this roundtable which analyzed Sargon v. USC (2012) 55 Cal.4th 747. This case addresses the introduction, submission, and utilization of expert witnesses at trial, and delineates the scope of appropriate expert testimony.

Nov25

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

John F. Peterson addressed the 45th Annual Seminar of the Association discussing "Elder Abuse Litigation: Defense and Damage Control."

Nov15

Settlement of Minor's (And Incompetent's) Claims

Settlement of Minor's (And Incompetent's) Claims

Maranga | Morgenstern's Paul Elkort and Reid Dworkin discuss the parents' role and rights to a settlement claim involving a minor. This presentation was created as part of a Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) course.

Oct17

Avoiding Potential Carrier Bad Faith

Avoiding Potential Carrier Bad Faith

This webinar presents an overview of the development of bad faith insurance law in California, including examples of seminal cases, misconceptions, examples of third party bad faith, as well as real-life and practical applications.

Sep09

Civility In The Law

Civility In The Law

In this webinar, Maranga/Morgenstern Partner, Ninos Saroukhanioff, explores civility guidelines with regard to depositions, litigation conduct, and use of threats, among others, as set forth by the State Bar of California and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Mar30

Attorney Work Product Doctrine

Attorney Work Product Doctrine

This webinar presents an overview of the protection afforded to witness statements as part of the attorney work product doctrine. It also explores a new ruling, Coito v. Superior Court (2010) 182 Cal.App.4th 758, which eradicates the work product protection generally afforded to witness statements.

Jan26

Information about Knocking Out the Corporation

Information about Knocking Out the Corporation

Maranga/Morgenstern Associates, Judy Liao and Phil Tukia, explore a scenario where both an employer and employee are sued in a negligence claim, and discuss whether or not an employer who admits vicarious liability can also be sued for negligence.

Nov25

SuperLawyer Magazine

SuperLawyer Magazine

In 2011, Kenneth Maranga, Robert Morgenstern, and John F. Peterson were recognized by Super Lawyer Magazine as being among California's top 5 percent of all attorneys, which reflects a top 5 percent rating by their peers.

Jul27

Indemnity Clauses

Indemnity Clauses

Presented by Partner Ninos Saroukhanioff and Associate Neil Joseph, this webinar examines the different categories of indemnity clauses as classified by MacDonald & Kruse and Rossmoor.

May18

Expedited Jury Trial Act

Expedited Jury Trial Act

Presented by the firm's Founding Partner Robert Morgenstern and Partner Ninos Saroukhanioff, this webinar examines the process of assignment of judges, selection of a jury panel, as well as any and all restrictions and limitations placed on a case in trial.

Nov25

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Robert A. Morgenstern, who served as Secretary Treasurer in 2006 and President in 2009, has recently been moved into the Chairs of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC).

Nov21

ROY V. SISYPHIAN, LLC. ET AL

Maranga | Morgenstern successfully defended a night club against a premises liability claim following a brawl between two patrons.

Nov01

Verdict

Southern California Guy

Verdict

When Bob Morgenstern earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977, he enrolled in Southwestern Law School to "give California a try." Thirty years later, the native East Coaster and avid golfer doesn't plan to leave. "Now when I go back East to visit, I'm anxious to come home after three or four days. Living in L.A. I'm the happiest guy in the world. I'm a Southern California guy."

 

Feb08

HAUSER V. DOE DELIVERY COMPANY

Maranga | Morgenstern represented Doe Delivery Company in a claim that was dismissed when it was proven that the plaintiff had no right to sue.

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