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Innovative & Successful Trial Attorneys

At Matheny Sears Linkert & Jaime, LLP we take pride in our reputation as innovative and successful trial attorneys with decades of litigation experience. We are trial attorneys who actually try cases. The three named partners have been elected as members of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and many of our other attorneys have first-chaired their own trials. We have earned a statewide reputation for 

effective defense strategies that produce favorable resolutions, including dispositive motion and favorable settlements. If a case has to be tried, we are fully prepared to take the case to a jury-even on short notice and are proud of our track record.

Defending Catastrophic Exposure Cases Throughout California

We take pride in being a boutique trial firm capable of defending catastrophic exposure cases in a variety of scenarios that include personal injuries, products liability, transportation and trucking, premises liability, wildfire litigation, public entity (dangerous condition and sexual abuse), major construction defect cases, and employment litigation. Our ability to hold down damages using innovative litigation resolution strategies, effective dispositive motions, and trial spans the last 40 years. We are also proud of our record of defense verdicts in difficult cases.

Cases of Interest

Arriagarazo v. BMW of North America, LLC, 64 Cal. App. 5th 742 (2021)

An offer to compromise under Code of Civil Procedure section 998 must make clear of any intention to stray from the usual path of entry of judgment. Absent specific terms and conditions in the offer stating otherwise, entry of judgment is the standard procedural result.

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Loomis v. Amazon.com LLC (2021) 63 Cal.App.5th 466

An entity may be strictly liable for defective products sold by third parties on the entity’s online marketplace. Under the stream of commerce approach, an entity’s participatory connection, for its personal profit or benefit, with the injury-producing product and with enterprise that created consumer demand for and reliance upon the product, calls for imposition of strict liability.

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Rubio v. CIA Wheel Group (2021) 63 Cal.App.5th 82

A trier of fact may properly consider any uncompensated or potential harm in awarded punitive damages.

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