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Wimsatt v. Superior Ct. (Kausch), B196903

In legal malpractice suit alleging that defendant law firm submitted an unauthorized settlement demand to the opposing party in the underlying personal injury suit, petition for writ of mandate challenging trial court's denial of defendant law firm's application for a protective order for "mediation-related" communications is granted as to mediation briefs and e-mails sent the day before the mediation that quoted from a mediation brief.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/18/2007
  • Published 06/18/2007

Judges

  • ALDRICH, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps and George J. Stephan, Los Angeles, for Petitioners., Robie & Matthai, James R. Robie and Natalie A. Kouyoumdjian, Los Angeles, for Association of Southern California Defense Counsel as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Petitioners., Law Office of Ivan K. Stevenson and Ivan K. Stevenson, Rolling Hills Estates, for Southern California Mediation Association and Confidential Mediation & Dispute Resolution as Amici Curiae on behalf of Petitioners., Baker, Keener & Nahra, Robert C. Baker and R. Jeffrey Neer, Los Angeles, as Amici Curiae on behalf of Petitioners., Rackohn & Rackohn, Craig D. Rackohn, Westlake Village, for Real Party in Interest.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance for Respondent.