Articles by: Renecca Allen

Aguilar Bentley Secures Unanimous Reversal From the New York Appellate Division, First Department

On February 11, 2020, in J. Carlo Cannell et al. v. Grail Partners LLC, Appellate No. 20184352 (Index No. 652735/2018), the New York State Appellate Division, First Department, ruled unanimously in favor of Aguilar Bentley’s investment firm client, Grail Partners, holding that the lower court erred in awarding a judgment against Grail Partners for over ...

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Scharf Banks Marmor Wins Appeal Affirming Dismissal of Federal $70 Million Civil Rights Class-Action Against Cook County Sheriff

On March 11, 2020, the Seventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a putative $70 million Fourteenth Amendment “due process” class action lawsuit against the Sheriff of Cook County, represented by the Firm.  Vargas v. Cook Cty. Sheriff’s Merit Bd. et al., Case No. 19-1686, _ F.3d __ (7th. Cir. 2020).  The case was filed by eight ...

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The Legal Intelligencer – 6 Ways Legal Leaders Can Combat Silence and Truly Advocate for D&I

Francine Griesing Discusses How Legal Leaders Can Protect People Who Speak Out Against Bias Without Fear of Retaliation in The Legal Intelligencer Francine Griesing, Managing Member of the Firm, published an article in The Legal Intelligencer entitled, “6 Ways Legal Leaders Can Combat Silence and Truly Advocate for D&I.” The article introduces six concrete steps legal leaders can take to ...

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Stacey Godfrey Evans' interview in the 2020 Georgia edition of the Super Lawyers magazine

Wargo French partner and Georgia Super Lawyers honoree Stacey Godfrey Evans was interviewed in the 2020 edition of the Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters magazine.  Stacey has advocated for years to maintain and expand The HOPE Scholarship: Helping Others Pursue Education program, which has provided more than $3 billion in merit-based financial aid to ...

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Amy Stewart Law Promotes Marisa O’Sullivan to Principal

We are extremely proud to announce that Marisa O’Sullivan has been promoted to Principal.   Marisa has a stellar track record of excellence in the firm’s insurance-litigation practice, unparalleled client service, and active engagement in both professional and service organizations. Not surprisingly, in 2019, she was named Outstanding Young Lawyer of the year by the Dallas Association of Young ...

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Lafayette & Kumagai LLP Wins Dismissal in Class Action!

Congratulations to Barbara Lyons! Barbara successfully obtained a dismissal of a class action in United States District Court, Northern District of California, brought against a public entity client. Plaintiffs filed suit in the wake of Janus v. American Federation of State, County, & Municipal Employees, Counsel 31, 138 S. Ct. 2448 (2018), in which the ...

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