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Marty Kravitz obtains Supreme Court opinion and defenses multi-million dollar contribution and equitable indemnity claim

The Nevada Supreme Court affirmed summary judgment barring a party from seeking a multi-million dollar contribution and equitable indemnity claim against our client. DTC failed to properly perfect its rights to bring the claim under contribution statute and under equitable indemnity principles. DTC v. Fisher Sand & Gravel, No. 69103 (Nev. 2017).

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Marty Kravitz obtained a confidential settlement against doctor for medical malpractice.

Date: 2014

Outcome: Confidential settlement in favor of client

Description: Medical malpractice claim against physician who performed a blind peracentisis on a patient. By failing to use an ultrasound, the doctor perforated the patient’s bowel, leading to necrosis, and eventual death.

Insurer Owed $3.5M For Covering Injured Trampoline Worker

“Martin, Kravitz obtained a $1 million settlement against a broker for submitting a fraudulent insurance application and Gina Mushmeche obtained $4.8 million dollar verdict for an insurance company as a result of misrepresentations made by insured on insurance application.”

Law360, New York (September 23, 2015, 4:06 PM ET) — Sky High Athletics LLC, a company that runs recreational, trampoline-lined fitness centers, owes Companion Property & Casualty Group $3.49 million for making false statements to obtain workers’ compensation benefits for an employee paralyzed in a trampoline accident, a Nevada federal jury found Monday.

The jury said Companion suffered total damages of $8 million due to Sky High’s negligent misrepresentation that its employees did not use its trampolines, but said said the insurer was also negligent and reduced those damages by 40 percent, accordingly.

That reduction brought…

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M. Bradley Johnson obtains defense verdict for hotel casino in suit for false imprisonment, defamation, assault and battery

M. Bradley Johnson recently obtained a defense verdict for a hotel casino on the Las Vegas strip against a plaintiff asserting claims for false imprisonment, defamation and assault and battery. The plaintiff asked for $300,000.00 in opening statements resulting from a multiple hour detention. The hotel’s position was the plaintiff was causing a disturbance on the casino floor, was asked to leave and refused. The jury found the hotel was legally justified in the detention pursuant to Nevada’s citizen’s arrest statute. Additionally, the attorneys from Christian, Kravitz, Dichter, Johnson & Sluga succeeded on a directed verdict motion to dismiss the punitive damages claim after the conclusion of plaintiff’s case in chief.

The case is titled James Michael Williams v. Bellagio, LLC, Eighth Judicial District Court Case No. A-14-702037-C.

Gina Mushmeche recently represented Bellagio in trial where the plaintiff claimed $1.7M in lost wages

The plaintiff was Joyce Rhone, a former Bellagio blackjack dealer who had her face slashed by a co-worker in December 2012.

You can read about the Las Vegas Review Journal article about the trial below.

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CK Partners named to prestigious “Top Ranked Law Firm” list by Fortune Magazine for 2016

Christian, Kravitz, Dichter, Johnson & Sluga has been recognized by Fortune Magazine and American Lawyer Media as a “Top Ranked Law Firm” for 2016. The recognition is awarded to a select group of law firms in the United States who have a significant number of attorneys who are recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as “AV Preeminent.” Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary. AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

The attorneys at Christian, Kravitz, Dichter, Johnson & Sluga recognized as AV Preeminent are partners Marty Kravitz, Gary Schnitzer, M. Bradley Johnson, and Gina Mushmeche.

Marty Kravitz receives Premier 100 Designation from American Academy of Trial Attorneys

The American Academy of Trial Attorneys (AATA) has recently recognized Marty Kravitz as one of 100 premier trial attorneys in the state of Nevada.  This is a distinction reserved for attorneys who have established themselves through their professionalism and excellence in service.

Membership into AATA’s Premier 100 requires the satisfaction of stringent criteria and standards as established by the AATA Board of Directors. Less than 1% of the 1.2 million attorneys currently practicing in the U.S. will be selected to receive this important and prestigious designation. Criteria for membership may include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • An individual attorney’s commitment to ethics and professionalism
  • Notable verdicts, achievements or settlements
  • Board Certified Specialization as designated by the State Bar or other leading organization
  • Nominations from the Board of Directors, industry leading trial attorneys, and existing Premier 100 Trial Attorney membership
  • Membership and executive positions held within state trial attorney organizations or other leading organizations
  • Any Current ratings or ranking profiles as identified by reputable and credible online or local evaluations

Marty Kravitz has been in practice since 1977 and specializes in civil litigation. He has been recognized for his commitment to providing excellent representation for clients both inside and outside of the courtroom.

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