In Podcast #3 of Trial Alchemy™, I interviewed ABOTA member and outstanding plaintiff's lawyer Cynthia Chihak, Esq. of San Diego. Click on the video above to hear Cindy discuss her advice to young trial lawyers: try your case when the defense won't make a fair settlement offer.
Do well and be well.
Stay safe and healthy.
Monty A. McIntyre, Esq.
Mediator, Arbitrator & Referee
Master Lawyer Mentoring™: Trial training & associate training
Podcaster: Trial Alchemy™
Publisher: California Case Summaries™
CA Civil Trial Attorney Since 1980
ABOTA Member Since 1995
Past President San Diego County Bar Assn., SD ABOTA Chapter
Phone: (619) 990-4312.
Email: [email protected]
Below is a free sample of a new case summary from the newly published issue of my publication .
California Courts of Appeal
CSAA Insurance Exchange v. Hodroj (2021) _ Cal.App.5th _ , 2021 WL 5631492: The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's order granting plaintiff's motion for summary judgment in an action by plaintiff carrier against defendant for breaching his agreement to settle a personal injury claim for the policy limit of $100,000. When parties agree on the material terms of a contract with the intention to later reduce it to a formal writing, failure to complete the formal writing does not negate the existence of the initial contract. The Court of Appeal concluded that the communications between defendant's lawyer and plaintiff reflected a settlement which would be later memorialized in...