Monthly Archives: August 2015

Dhar and Stauffer Obtain Summary Judgment in Favor of Rhode Island Food Distributor

August 18, 2015

Anita Dhar and Luke Stauffer successfully defended a seafood distribution company against strict liability and negligence claims. The plaintiff sued the seafood distributor after a fishbone became lodged in plaintiff’s throat during a meal at a local restaurant. Dhar and Stauffer moved for summary judgment, asserting Iowa law exempts businesses working solely as distributors or […]

Federal District Court Dismisses Claims of Bad Faith and Breach of Contract

August 13, 2015

Guy Cook and Adam Zenor obtained summary judgment on behalf of State Farm Insurance on claims of bad faith and breach of contract.  Plaintiffs sued State Farm alleging bad faith and breach of contract after a denial of benefits on a claim under a renter’s policy.  The federal district court determined both plaintiffs’ claims should […]

Mitchell Wins Defense Verdict

August 7, 2015

In a jury trial the week of August 3, 2015, Clark Mitchell successfully defended his client Defendant Olmstead Construction, Inc.  Plaintiff Reed’s Inc. d/b/a Reed’s Truck Wash sued Olmstead Construction for breach of contract, breach of express warranty, and breach of implied warranty of fitness for particular purpose.  The issues at trial revolved around construction […]