Hanson Bridgett Attorneys Get Trial Win for Cannabis Client

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February 3, 2022 (San Francisco, CA)Hanson Bridgett LLP, an AmLaw 200 law firm for all of California, is pleased to announce a great result for their client, Vista Distribution, Inc. a cannabis distribution company. Partner Andrew Stroud and Associate David Casarrubias recently achieved a significant victory after a four-day trial in Ukiah, California. The jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the firm's client in a breach of contract action filed against them.

After just one hour of deliberations, the jury found that Vista Distribution had not entered into the alleged contract at all. The firm also managed to get Vista's CEO dismissed from the action before trial, and a Directed Verdict granted against the owner of the Plaintiff LLC for lack of standing.

"I'm pleased with the decision of the jury in this trial. We presented a solid case on behalf of our client and the unanimous jury verdict reflects that," said Stroud. "It was a pleasure working with David. He is a talented litigator and a team player."

Stroud is recognized as one of Sacramento’s top civil litigators. He has served as outside litigation counsel for three California Governors: Governor Gray Davis, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Governor Jerry Brown. As litigation counsel, Stroud has represented the State of California in many complex and high-profile actions, including the challenge to Proposition 8, which ultimately led to the legalization of same sex marriage in California. He has represented both regional and national companies in commercial and business litigation as well.

Casarrubias focuses on litigating a variety of business disputes and has a robust practice representing government agencies throughout California in complex class actions and other multiparty litigation. His experience also includes writs, appeals, and law and motion in both state and federal court. Casarrubias maintains an active pro bono practice and serves on Hanson Bridgett’s Pro Bono Committee.

About Hanson Bridgett LLP

Founded in 1958, Hanson Bridgett LLP is a multidisciplinary AmLaw 200 law firm with more than 195 attorneys throughout California. Clients range from individuals to multinational Fortune 500 corporations. Hanson Bridgett LLP is a certified B Corp and socially responsible member of our communities. The firm is driven by a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; charitable giving; pro bono legal work; and hands-on client service.

Founded in 1958, Hanson Bridgett has more than 150 attorneys located in offices in San Francisco, the North Bay, Sacramento, and the East Bay. Our clients range from multinational Fortune 500 corporations to individuals, including a number of public agencies in California. More information on Hanson Bridgett can be found at www.hansonbridgett.com.

For Immediate Release

Brandi Hewlett
Marketing Project Manager
Hanson Bridgett LLP
425 Market Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105