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Alumni News 40 summer 20 1 3 Ridout helped negotiate a $12.9 million settlement in U.S. District Court, Central District of California, in an employment law, class-action suit by exotic dancers against various strip club establishments. The large plaintiff’s team also was awarded attorney’s fees in the amount of $2.3 million. He is principal in the Long Beach firm of Ridout & Lyon LLP. | Jeff Starsky was the leading vote-getter and won his fourth term on the Folsom City Council. He is general counsel for the Beutler Corporation. 1990 Bryan Lamb was a member of a plaintiff’s team that won a $1 million verdict in a medical malpractice wrongful death trial in San Francisco Superior Court. He is a partner with the Dolan Law Firm in San Francisco. 1991 Allison Bates was named a referee in the Jackson County Court, an adjunct of Michigan’s 4th Judicial Circuit Court. | Jennifer Cutler became a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Cutler is a partner with Poswall, White & Cutler. | Amy Glad has been elected chairwoman of the board of directors of the California Building Industry Association. She is the senior vice president of governmental affairs for Los Angeles-based Pardee Homes, which specializes in governmental affairs. | Mark J. Rice was named a new member to the board of trustees for the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust. | Steven Toschi won a defense verdict in a San Mateo Superior Court automobile accident trial. He is a partner in the Oakland firm of Toschi, Sidran, Collins & Doyle APC. 1987 John Sillis won a defense verdict in Contra Costa Superior Court in a seven-day dental malpractice trial. He is a partner at Zaro & Sillis in Sacramento. 1988 Robert Eglet won an award of $500 million advocating for his three plaintiffs in a civil negligence lawsuit about a Las Vegas hepatitis C outbreak. This is the largest award in Nevada history. | Peter Kapetan won a $350,000 damages award in a Fresno Superior Court case for a female plaintiff who was wrongfully arrested by the police and then bitten by another inmate while in the jail’s drunk tank. He is a principal at Kapetan Brothers Law Firm. | Timothy Long was co-counsel for a defense team that won a summary judgment in U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, in a California Labor Code case. He is a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in Sacramento. | Brian Maas has been selected as the Robert Eglet, ’88 new president for the California New Car Dealers Association. | Steve Onstot was a member of a defense team that won a summary judgment in U.S. District Court, Central District of California, in an excessive force case involving a fatal police shooting. He is a principal in the Law Offices of Stephen R. Onstot in Redlands. | Col. Michael Wells has been appointed undersecretary at the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Wells has served in multiple positions at the California Military Department since 1991. 1989 Barbara Brenner is a founding partner of Churchwell White LLP, a Sacramento boutique business firm with expertise in public agency, water, land use, health care and political law. | Christopher


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