|Travel Litigation Defense|
Walsworth Franklin Bevins & McCall's Travel Litigation Defense practice focuses on defending travel agencies, tour operators, destination management companies, travel wholesalers, local ground operators and cruise lines in a wide variety of claims including wrongful death, catastrophic injury, premises liability, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act and violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. WFBM handles all aspects of these cases in state and federal court and private arbitration and mediation.
Through its 15 years of experience in travel law litigation, WFBM attorneys have acquired a unique understanding of the travel industry. This knowledge helps guide us in every aspect of litigating these cases. For example, WFBM has been successful in enforcing forum selection clauses, releases of liability and arbitration agreements through pre-trial motions such as motions to dismiss, demurrers, motions to stay and compel arbitration and motions for summary judgment. In addition, we have successfully extinguished service of California summons' on out of state and foreign citizens and entities based on California court's lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non-conveniens. Further, our experience in travel litigation includes taking depositions and other discovery in foreign countries. Throughout the litigation process, our focus is on early evaluation and resolution of cases in the most cost-effective and efficient manner possible.