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Perrin Conferences’ National Construction Defect Conference – November 16-18, 2016

Partner Stephen L. Weber will be speaking at Perrin Conferences’ National Construction Defect Conference on November 16-18, 2016 at the Ritz-Carlton Ft. Lauderdale. This prestigious second annual conference assembles leaders in U.S. construction defect litigation, including many prominent plaintiff and defense attorneys, insurance claims managers, judges and other industry professionals.

This year’s forum will offer numerous balanced panel presentations […]

The Importance of Effective Communication During a Construction Defect Claim – Published in the March/April Edition of CAI-GRLA Focus Magazine and the KLWT’s News for CA Community Managers August 2016

Effective communication within a homeowners’ association is always important. However, during a construction defect action by an association, communication and cooperation among the Board, Community Association Manager, and the Construction Defect Attorney become essential.

A construction defect action by a homeowners’ association usually begins with a Notice of Commencement of Legal Proceedings under the Calderon Act […]

Signature Series Event – Save the Date

Save the Date
Thursday, August 24, 2016
4:00 to 7:00pm
You’re Invited!
The Kasdan Law Firm, in partnership with Heritage Bank,, invites you and your firm to an exclusive Signature Series event, an afternoon of great wines, appetizers, desserts, and games at Building 43 Winery in the heart of Spirits Alley located at the former U.S. Naval Air Station […]

Ken Kasdan Nominated For Prestigious Jerrold S. Oliver Award of Excellence Presented Annually at the West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar

Kenneth S. Kasdan, senior and managing partner of the law firm of Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner LLP, has been nominated for this year’s Hon. Jerrold S. Oliver Award of Excellence presented annually at the West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar. The seminar that draws worldwide attendance will be held May 12 and 13 at […]

In Arbitration, a ‘Privatization of the Justice System’

Deborah L. Pierce, an emergency room doctor in Philadelphia, was optimistic when she brought a sex discrimination claim against the medical group that had dismissed her. Respected by colleagues, she said she had a stack of glowing evaluations and evidence that the practice had a pattern of denying women partnerships. She began to worry, though, […]

Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice

On Page 5 of a credit card contract used by American Express, beneath an explainer on interest rates and late fees, past the details about annual membership, is a clause that most customers probably miss. If cardholders have a problem with their account, American Express explains, the company “may elect to resolve any claim by […]

UPDATE: NBC Nightly News Reports on Bart IVC Filter Failures, Deaths and Injuries

NBC Nightly News released a scathing two-part report detailing failures in Bard IVC Filters that have been associated with at least 27 deaths and at least 300 other problems so far.

In the first part of NBC Nightly News’ two-part story Part 1, NBC Nightly News interviewed a victim who reported that she nearly died when […]

KLWT Investigating Lawsuits Against Manufacturers of IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) Filters

Hundreds of lawsuits are pending against various IVC filter manufacturers across the United States in light of growing concerns about failures in these devices.
For example, citing several reports of adverse events and problems associated with a particular manufacturer’s IVC filters, the FDA has warned patients with those filters that they “should be referred for IVC […]


Date: May 5, 2015
Graham LippSmith:, 213-254-4800
Ken Kasdan:, Cathy Plager: 949-851-9000
LOS ANGELES –The City of Los Angeles has filed suit against Wells Fargo alleging that Wells Fargo employees misused confidential customer information to generate fees. Read the Los Angeles Times report here:
If you believe you have been charged […]

Ken Kasdan Selected to Sit on the Speakers and Topics Committee for West Coast Casualty’s 2015 Construction Defect Seminar

IRVINE, CA – Ken Kasdan, Senior and Managing Partner of Kasdan Simonds Weber & Vaughan LLP, continues to sit on the West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Conference Speakers and Topics Committee.
The formal plans for America’s Largest, America’s Favorite, America’s Best Construction Defect Seminar, West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar for 2015 are in place. For […]