Lafayette & Kumagai LLP is pleased to announce that Barbara L. Lyons has joined the firm. Ms. Lyons has over twenty years of experience as a California litigator. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Harvard University and her Juris Doctorate from University of California at Davis School of Law (King Hall).
Susan Kumagai successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of Defendant, a Fortune 100 airline company, in a negligence respondeat superior case. Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment was granted in full.
Lafayette & Kumagai is pleased to announce that Cheryl A. Stevens has joined the firm. Ms. Stevens has extensive experience representing public entity and commercial clients in labor and employment matters, general civil litigation, civil rights defense, and business torts. Prior to joining Lafayette & Kumagai, Ms. Stevens served as Deputy County Counsel for the
Lafayette & Kumagai LLP is pleased to announce that Brian Chun has become a Partner in the firm. Mr. Chun joined Lafayette & Kumagai as an associate in 2008. His practice focuses on civil litigation matters with an emphasis on employment law. Prior to joining Lafayette & Kumagai, Mr. Chun worked as an associate at
Hooray! Lafayette & Kumagai successfully defended a Fortune 50 company in a jury trial in the United States District Court for the Northern District Of California where Plaintiff claimed Defendant failed to reasonably accommodate her disability, failed to engage in the interactive process in good faith in violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing
Congratulations to Gary Lafayette! Gary successfully obtained a dismissal on behalf of an individual defendant, a high profile public official, in an employment and civil rights matter. Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss was granted and judgment was entered for the Defendant. Any new claims filed will not provide for the recovery of attorney’s fees.
Congratulations to Susan Kumagai and Rebecca Kimura! Susan and Rebecca successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of a Fortune 100 insurance company in an anticipatory breach of contract case concerning an annuity. Lafayette & Kumagai argued that Plaintiff was not an intended beneficiary of the annuity and Defendant was nevertheless released from all claims through a
We are pleased to announce that Gary Lafayette, Susan Kumagai and Diane Kong have been named to the 2017 Super Lawyers list for Northern California. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the state. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of
Alan P. Jacobus will be speaking in an upcoming Strafford live webinar, “Insurer’s Duty to Defend: Navigating Flexibility in the “Eight Corners” Rule, Withdrawal from an Ongoing Defense and More” scheduled for Thursday, August 17, 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT. The panel will discuss three important aspects of a liability insurer’s duty to defend: (1) determining an insurer’s
Lafayette & Kumagai LLP is pleased to announce that Jasmine L. Anderson has joined the firm. Ms. Anderson’s practice includes all aspects of civil defense litigation, with an emphasis on employment matters, including defense of claims involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination. Before joining Lafayette & Kumagai, she served as Corporate Counsel-Global Employment &