Trials

The trial lawyers at HUGO PARKER have successfully tried cases to jury verdict in most fields of civil litigation, including complex products liability, environmental claims, professional negligence and a variety of personal injury defense matters. The firm develops comprehensive litigation and trial strategies in close consultation with its clients. Our attorneys make every effort to resolve disputes at an early stage in the litigation process, but if a settlement is not in a client's best interest, the firm will move aggressively to trial to achieve our client's goals. Our attorneys have tried hundreds of cases in courts throughout the United States.

 


James Parker and Shaghig Agopian Win Defense Verdict After Six Week Long Jury Trial
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TRIAL SUMMARY Case Name: David and Vana Baeza v. Special Electric Company, Inc. Date of Trial: March 11, 2015 - April 27, 2015 Judge: Hon. Peter Mirich, Dept. S29, Los Angeles County Superior Court (Long Beach) Trial Counsel: - Simona Farrise, Esq., Benjamin Adams, Esq., Paul Meyers, Esq., and Alina Guzman, E...
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James Parker Wins A Defense Verdict For HP Client
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TRIAL SUMMARY Date of Trial: September 2-10, 2014 Judge: Hon. Richard B. Ulmer, Dept. 624, San Francisco County Superior Court Trial Counsel: - Stephen Harowitz, Esq. & Sarah Gilson ("Plaintiffs") - James C. Parker, Esq. of Hugo Parker ("Defendant") Pre-Trial Demand...
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Complete Defense Verdict Victory For Edward Hugo And Shaghig Agopian
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TRIAL SUMMARY Richard F. Moran III v. Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation JCCP 4674 LASC Case # BC466180 Dept. I Date of Trial: 8/19/14 - 9/4/14 Judge: Hon. H. Chester Horn

Trial Counsel: - Tony Vieira, Esq. & Campbell Filmer, Esq. of Vieira Trial Law ("Plaintiff") - David Rosen, Esq. of Rose, Klein &a...
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Parker Wins Complete Defense Verdict for Stucco Client in Los Angeles
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April 2013. HUGO PARKER's James C. Parker, along with Greg Rosse and Shaghig Agopian, successfully defended client Merlex Stucco, Inc. in a wrongful death suit brought by the adult heirs of a career plasterer and stucco journeyman, who claimed that their father's several decades of exposure to asbestos in stucco, including some manufact...
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Hugo Wins Complete Defense Verdict
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TRIAL SUMMARY Case Name: Nunez (w/d: Francisco), et al. v. Special Electric Company, Inc., et al. Date of Trial: July 18, 2011 - August 26, 2011 Judge: Debre K. Weintraub, Dept. 47, Los Angeles County Superior Court Trial Counsel: • Selby Lighthill, Esq. & Craig Peters, Esq. of Paul & Hanley ("Plain...
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HP Defense Verdict Listed in Featured Verdicts by VerdictSearch California
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Defense: Employer To Blame For Decedent's Mesothelioma

Jury: Asbestos supplier not liable for man's mesothelioma

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HP Trial Victory in Flood Case Followed By $400,000+ Award for Fees and Costs
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After obtaining a non-suit for two of its clients and a 12-0 defense verdict for the third client in an action filed against them by two tenant/merchants in Ross (see three related articles previously published IN THE NEWS), HP lawyers followed up by obtaining an attorneys’ fee award for $333,691.55 and a cost award for $72,738 against the ...
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Meter Maid's Appeal Expires
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Meter Maid's Appeal Expires Against Brake Parts Inc.; Defendant's CCP Section 998 Zero Dollar Offer And Trial Court's Award Of $172,546 In Costs And Expert Fees Upheld

APPEAL SUMMARY

At a mandatory settlement conference before trial, Brake Parts offered to resolve the case for $35,...
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Parker Wins Defense Verdict for Asbestos Broker
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TRIAL SUMMARY William and Jacqueline Webb v. Special Electric, Inc.: Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BC436063 Date of Trial: January 12, 2011 through February 17, 2011 Judge: Hon. John Shepard Wiley, Jr. LASC Dept. 50 Trial Counsel: • Anthony Vieira, Campbell Filmer, of Paul Hanley LLP for ...
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Jury Floats a 12 - 0 Defense Verdict in Ross Flood Case
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Lawyer Battle in Flood Damage Case Ends with Defense Verdict

Kate Moser

The Recorder | November 10, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO — A Marin County jury returned a defense verdict Tuesday in a hotly litigated dispute over a flooded clothing bout...
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Jury Denies Ross Merchants In Flood Lawsuit
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By Gary Klien Marin Independent Journal

Posted: 11/09/2010 08:53:57 PM PST

After nearly half a decade of litigation, a Marin County jury ruled Tuesday that a Ross property owner should not be liable for damages sustained by two commercial tena...
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Parker Wins Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Mesothelioma Trial
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TRIAL SUMMARY Edith Fisher, et al. v. Foster Wheeler LLC, et al.; San Francisco County Superior Court, Case No. 828684 Date of Trial: October 1, 2009 through October 28, 2009 Judge: Hon. Gail Dekreon, SFSC Dept. 306 Trial Counsel: • Anthony Prince, Brayton Purcell...
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Ed Hugo Wins Complete Defense Verdict
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TRIAL SUMMARY Tommy Dye and Martha Dye v. Asbestos Defendants (B♦P): San Francisco County Superior Court, Case No. CGC-08-274606 Date of Trial: September 29, 2009 through October 16, 2009 Judge: Hon. Ronald E. Quidachay, SFSC Dept. 501 Trial Counsel: • Willia...
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HP Wins Defense Verdict in $127 Million Groundwater Contamination Trial
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TRIAL SUMMARY City of Modesto, et al. v. The Dow Chemical Company, et al.; San Francisco County Superior Court, Case No. 999643 Date of Trial: September 8, 2008 through May 18, 2009 Judge: Hon. Ernest H. Goldsmith; SFSC Dept. 613 Trial Firms:&nbs...
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Hugo Follows One Dismissal With Another
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TRIAL SUMMARY Pamela (Wrongful Death Steven) Baur v. Foster Wheeler LLC: San Francisco County Superior Court, Case No. 430077 Date of Dismissal: April 7, 2009 Judge: Hon. Bruce Chan, SFSC Dept. 513 Result: Dismissal Trial Counsel: ...
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Ed Hugo Wins Dismissal
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TRIAL SUMMARY Deanna (Wrongful death Gary) Short v. Foster Wheeler, LLC.: San Francisco County Superior Court, Case No. 443568 Date of Dismissal: March 17, 2009 Judge: Hon. Robert L. Dondero, SFSC Dept. 6 Trial Counsel: • Gilbert Purcell of Brayton Purcell ...
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Edward Hugo Secures Complete Defense Verdict
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TRIAL SUMMARY Marguerita Dyer, et al. v. Foster Wheeler, LLC & John Crane, Inc.: San Francisco County Superior Court, Case No. CGC-04436441 Date of Verdict: September 10, 2008 Judge: Hon. John K. Stewart, SFSC Dept. 505 Verdict: Defense Plai...
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Ed Hugo Wins Dismissal
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TRIAL SUMMARY Carmen (Wrongful death Donald) Allen v. Foster Wheeler, LLC.: San Francisco County Superior Court, Case No. 448603 Date of Dismissal: August 12, 2008 Judge: Hon. Ernest Goldsmith, SFSC Dept. 6 Trial Counsel: • James Nevin of Brayton Purcell f...
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Meter Maid's Case Expires Against Brake Parts Inc.
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TRIAL SUMMARY Mercy Zamora v. Textron Inc., et al.: San Francisco County Superior Court, Case No. CGC-06-453285 Date of Trial: June 23, 2008 through July 18, 2008 Judge: Hon. Suzanne R. Bolanos, SFSC Dept. 602 Trial Counsel: • Thomas Brandi and Casey Kaufman of The Brandi Law Firm for Plaintiff Mercy Zamora • E...
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HP Wins Complete Defense Verdict
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TRIAL SUMMARY Robert Bowen & Carol Bowen v. A.W. Chesterton Co., et al.: Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BC 372150 Date of Trial: April 7, 2008 through May 16, 2008 Judge: Victor E. Chavez, LACS Dept. 96 Trial Counsel: • Stephen J. Healy of Pau...
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