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For the 21st consecutive year, Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Edward R. Hugo with the “Highest Possible Rating In Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards”
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Awarded to Ed Hugo for the 21st consecutive year in 2018, Martindale-Hubbell’s “AV Preeminent Attorney” peer reviewed rating is “the highest rating standard, signifying the greatest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards”

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Ed Hugo Selected as 2018 Northern California Super Lawyer
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Hugo Parker's Edward Hugo has been selected as 2018 Northern California Super Lawyer for the fourteenth consecutive year, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 5% of attorneys in Northern California receive this distinction.

 

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Martindale-Hubbell Congratulates Edward Hugo for 20 Consecutive Years
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Martindale-Hubbell congratulates Edward Hugo for 20 consecutive years of practicing law at the highest level of ethical standards and for his receipt of preeminent peer review.

 

 


Edward Hugo Spoke At The 2017 DRI Defense Lawyers Asbestos Symposium
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Edward Hugo spoke on a "special panel of first-chair asbestos trial attorneys" at the 2017 DRI Defense Lawyers Asbestos Symposium on November 1st at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

The Defense Lawyers Asbestos Symposium is the one and only place for the nation’s top asbestos defense counsel to exchange the keys t...
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HP Obtains First-Ever Appellate Ruling Requiring Application of Laws of Iran in Asbestos Case
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Applying foreign law in a state court is rare, especially when the law is that of a country that has no current diplomatic relations with the United States. Yet, HP partner Charles Park persuaded the California Court of Appeal to order the application of Iranian law in an asbestos case.

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Ed Hugo Selected to the 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers List
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HP Founding Partner Edward Hugo has been selected to the 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers list for the thirteenth consecutive year, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 5% of attorneys in Northern California receive this distinction.

 

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Parker Coaches Marin Mock Trial Team
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Hugo Parker partner James Parker was one of the attorney coaches for Redwood High School (Larkspur, CA) Mock Trial Team that successfully competed in the January-February 2017 County Competitions.


James Parker Spoke At ACI's 22nd National Forum In Philadelphia
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James Parker spoke at American Conference Institute’s 22nd National Advanced Forum on Asbestos Claims & Litigation on January 12th, 2017 at the Union League in Philadelphia.

Mr. Parker's topic of discussion was Key Updates in Take Home and Bystander Exposure Cases Including New Case Law in CA – Havner and Kesner.

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Happy New Year!
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HUGO PARKER, LLP wishes its clients, friends and colleagues a happy and prosperous 2017.

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HP CONVINCES CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT TO ADOPT SOPHISTICATED INTERMEDIARY DEFENSE
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The California Supreme Court adopted the "sophisticated intermediary" defense in California. HP partner James Parker argued the case before the Court. The case is Webb v. Special Electric (May 23, 2016) 63 Cal.4th 167.

Under the defense, "a [product] supplier may discharge its duty to warn end users abo...
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Ninth Circuit Agrees with Hugo Parker: Not "Every Exposure Counts" and Navy Ships are not "Products"
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In a long-awaited opinion, the Ninth Circuit became the first federal appellate court to hold that Naval warships are not "products" for purposes of strict products liability. Plaintiffs’ subsequent petition for en banc review was denied, making the opinion final. Naval vessels were never distributed commercially and therefore fa...
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HP Partner Shaghig Agopian Spoke At ACI’s 21st National Asbestos Forum
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HP Partner Shaghig Agopian spoke at the American Conference Institute’s 21st National Advanced Forum on Asbestos Claims & Litigation on June 28th, 2016 at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront in Chicago. Ms. Agopian's topic of discussion was New International Issues Associated With Motions to Apply Foreign Law. The brochure...
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HP Obtains Complete Defense Verdict For Asbestos Broker
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On March 1, 2016, after a four-week jury trial in Stockton, California, James Parker obtained a defense verdict for HP’s client, a broker of raw asbestos (crocidolite) fiber. Plaintiffs asked the jury to award over $2 million in economic damages and an unspecified amount for pain and suffering against HP’s client, the only defendant at th...
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Super Lawyers Congratulates Edward R. Hugo For Excellence In The Practice Of Law
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Edward Hugo has been selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers list for the twelfth consecutive year, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice.

 

Only 5% of attorneys in Northern California receive this distinction.

 

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Harris Martin Cover Features Commentary by Edward Hugo
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In the January 2016 edition of Harris Martin's Columns publication, Edward Hugo's commentary Fear and Loathing In Our Courts: Can Choice of Law be Decided Without Prejudice? A Commentary by Edward R. Hugo of Hugo Parker LLP was featured on the cover.

 

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Parker Obtains Defense Verdict in Alameda County, California
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After a seven-week trial in Oakland, California, HP Partner James Parker obtained a defense verdict on September 22, 2015 for HP’s client, a supplier of brakes and automotive parts, in a living mesothelioma case. Plaintiffs asked the jury to award over $30 million against HP’s client and four other defendants. Plaintiff Steve Swasey,...
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Edward Hugo Spoke At ACI's 20th National Forum In Philadelphia
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Edward Hugo spoke at American Conference Institute’s 20th National Advanced Forum on Asbestos Claims & Litigation on January 14th, 2016 at the Union League in Philadelphia.

Mr. Hugo's topic of discussion was New International Issues Associated With Motions to Apply Foreign Law. The brochure is here available to view....
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Edward Hugo Spoke at Perrin's Asbestos Litigation Conference in San Francisco
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Edward Hugo spoke at Perrin Conferences' ASBESTOS LITIGATION CONFERENCE: A NATIONAL OVERVIEW & OUTLOOK held at the Fairmont San Francisco Hotel on September 28-30, 2015.

 

The Perrin National Asbestos Brochure 2015 can be viewed here.

 

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