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Kate Harvey-Lee Joins Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos LLP

June 4, 2018 | News & Events

Los Angeles, CA – June 4, 2018 – Veteran trial attorney Kate Harvey-Lee has joined Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos LLP as a senior trial lawyer in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Her practice will focus on complex litigation involving consumer and employment class action, employment law, product liability, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death…. Read more

First California State Class Action Lawsuits Filed Against University of Southern California For Failing To Protect Students From Sexual Abuse By USC Gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall

May 25, 2018 | News & Events

LOS ANGELES, CA/BALTIMORE, MD– May 25th, 2018 – Janet, Janet and Suggs, LLC managing partner Howard A. Janet, one of the lawyers who spearheaded the $190,000,000 settlement of the class action against The Johns Hopkins Hospital on behalf of approximately 8,000 women who alleged they were sexually abused and illicitly photographed by OB/GYN Dr. Nikita… Read more

Los Angeles Jury Awards $2.2 Million to Former Employee of Fidelity National Financial Inc. Who Was Subjected to Sexual Harassment, Retaliation by a Senior Attorney

April 25, 2018 | News & Events

April 25, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – After a two-week trial, a Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded $2.2 million to a paralegal who was subjected to sexual harassment at the hands of a senior attorney while they both worked for Fidelity National Financial Inc. On Friday, April 13, the jury awarded $250,000 for… Read more

Article Co-Authored by ASST Partner Elise Sanguinetti on California’s Legislative Efforts Confronting Forced Arbitration

January 12, 2017 | News & Events

The January 2017 issue of the American Association of Justice’s Trial magazine is devoted to forced arbitration clauses.  Forced arbitration clauses, which are becoming more and more common and are typically hidden in the fine print of contracts, deprive consumers of important fundamental rights – including the right to a trial.  Unfortunately, most people do not know about… Read more

Porter Ranch Gas Leak Class Action

July 1, 2016 | Class Actions

Arias Sanguinetti Stahle & Torrijos, LLP filed a class action against Southern California Gas Company arising from the massive natural gas leak that was discovered on October 23, 2015 at the Aliso Canyon storage facility owned by SoCalGas. The gas leak has injured residents of the Porter Ranch community in multiple ways. Local residents have reported… Read more

Zimmer Hip Implant Recall

May 20, 2016 | Defective Drugs & Medical Devices , Mass Torts , Products Liability

The Zimmer Durom Cup hip implant was a metal on metal device implanted in patients from 2006 through 2008, before it was recalled. The implant used new metal on metal technology, which was claimed to last longer than non-metal on metal implants. The hip implant was recalled after complaints of metal toxicity and failure of the implant. The metal toxicity was a result of the metal parts grinding against each other causing the metal to be released into the body. Side effects of metal toxicity include severe pain, infection and tissue disease and often required surgical removal of the implant.

DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implants

May 20, 2016 | Defective Drugs & Medical Devices , Mass Torts , Products Liability

DePuy began marketing its Pinnacle hip implant system in the early 2000s as an alternative to other hip implants. The implant is a metal on metal device claimed to be longer lasting and ideal for younger and more active patients. The metal on metal system has been found to have far more complications and adverse side effects than non-metal on metal devices. The metal on metal system often fails sooner than non-metal on metal systems. It also has caused serious side effects due to the metal components. Specifically, the grinding of metal parts causes the metal to enter into the body and blood system causing metal toxicity, which can cause severe pain, weakness, fatigue, numbness, shortness of breath and other debilitating conditions. Often a replacement of the Pinnacle system is required to help resolve these side effects.