City of Inglewood

Blecher Collins & Pepperman represented the City of Inglewood in a legal malpractice case against its former law firm and in an insurance coverage action against the city’s excess liability carrier for denial of coverage resulting from an adverse verdict in a reverse racial discrimination case against the city. The city filed both cases in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The city claimed its former attorneys’ representation in the underlying case fell below the standard of care and that the city’s excess insurance liability carrier should have reimbursed defense costs and indemnified on the adverse judgment in the amounts in excess of the City’s self-insured retention. Blecher Collins & Pepperman directed and coordinated the strategy in these parallel but separate lawsuits, and achieved favorable pre-trial settlements in both cases within approximately one month of one another.