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Daily Journal Features Walsworth Defense Win in Top Verdicts Special Report

Published 2.20.16

Walsworth attorneys included on the Daily Journal’s Top Defense Results for 2015, as reported in the Feb. 18 special report. Orange County partners Nicholas A. Cipiti and Thomas G. Scully and Los Angeles partners Karen M. Johnson and Rudy R. Perrino won McPherson v. Pace.

In MacPherson v. Pace, the Walsworth trial team successfully secured a defense verdict in favor of the client, a small Bakersfield oil producer, who was sued by one of the largest California onshore oil producers, and others, for subsurface trespass and nuisance. The plaintiffs sought more than $35 million in damages relating to an alleged decrease in oil production. After an 8 week jury trial, the jury deliberated for less than five hours before returning a verdict in favor of the client.

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