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Maria Lampasona and Damon Thurston File Successful Motion to Dismiss

Posted by on Nov 19, 2020

Attorneys Maria Lampasona and Damon Thurston secured a dismissal via motion to dismiss pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 583.420 on the grounds that Plaintiff failed to serve the Defendant during the two years following her filing of the complaint. The Court was not persuaded that the Plaintiff was diligent in trying to locate the Defendant, and...

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Associate Damon Thurston Secures Dismissal Via Demurrer

Posted by on Sep 30, 2020

Associate Damon Thurston successfully disposed of an interesting case at the pleadings stage via demurrer. In that case, Beauchamp v. City and County of San Francisco, et al. (San Francisco County Superior Court Case No. CGC-20-581951), Plaintiff contended Defendants were negligent, causing personal injury. In particular, Plaintiff contended he discovered...

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Firm’s Service of Process Policy During Shelter-in-Place

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020

In light of the public health threat presented by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), our office will be temporarily transitioning to remote-based staffing only, effective March 16, 2020. During this period of time we will not be able to send or accept physical mail. Instead, we will be utilizing email service only. To the extent any pleadings or...

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THE FIRM WELCOMES NEW ASSOCIATE SONIA MÉRIDA

Posted by on Feb 13, 2020

The Rankin firm is pleased to announce that associate Sonia Mérida has joined our legal team! Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Mérida was an associate at various Bay Area defense firms handling a variety of matters including general liability and premises liability claims, and has worked on all aspects of her cases, from answer / demurrer to discovery to...

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