July 2011

Tradenames - New Business or New Products

When starting a new business or launching a new product, one of the many components that requires special consideration is selecting a name for the business or product.  In addition to the marketing considerations and personal preferences that weigh heavy in choosing a name, business people should also consider statutory requirements and the intellectual property rights of themselves and others when choosing a name.


Eureka Lawyer Named Partner at Janssen Malloy

Janssen Malloy is pleased to announce that Amelia F. Burroughs has become a partner in the firm.  Born and raised in Humboldt County, Ms. Burroughs was recently selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a 2011 Northern California Rising Star.  Notably, Ms. Burroughs was part of the trial team for the plaintiffs in the Lavender v. Skilled Healthcare class action litigation, which resulted in the largest jury verdict ever awarded in Humboldt County ($677 million dollars).  Ms.


Eureka Lawyer Obtains $725,000 Settlement

On June 8, 2011 Patrik Griego of  The Janssen Law Firm achieved a $725,000 award for a client injured in a car accident with an uninsured driver, Mr. Lewison.  Mr. Lewison suffered severe back injuries requiring a bi-level spinal fusion.  Mr. Lewison's insurance company initially offered to pay Mr. Lewison $60,000.  The Janssen Law Firm rejected that offer and after almost three years of litigation Mr. Lewison's insurance company offered $725,000 on the first day of arbitration after it became clear that Mr. Lewison would not accept less than full value for his injuries.