Strategic Case Management

Discovery Referee Cases Handled by Katherine Gallo

Construction Delay and Fraud action against a major general contractor and an architect involving a design build, multi-prime public works project. Responsibilities included case management, coordinating discovery, pre-approval of discovery, rulings at depositions and rulings on discovery motions.

Personal Injury action where a passenger fell off platform and was run over by a train. Claim of driver intoxication, transit rail platform design defect and spoilage of evidence. Responsibilities included case management, ruling on discovery motions and in camera review of personnel documents.

Product Liability case against major cosmetic company involving claims of facial burns and scarring from product usage. Responsibilities included case management, ruling on discovery motions, in camera review of customer complaints for privacy rights and conducting Colonial Life v. Superior Court (1982) 31 C3d 785 mailing.

Wage and Hour claims by 240 managers against a chain retail store. Responsibilities included case management, ruling on discovery motions, outlining procedure for trial and settlement negotiations.

Class Action against life insurance companies on claims of fraud in the marketing of life insurance policies as annuities. Responsibilities included case management, rulings on discovery motions and Colonial Life notice to class members.

Legal Malpractice action for failure to file an international patent for bio-tech company. Responsibilities included case management, ruling on discovery motions and rulings during depositions.

Sexual Molestation action. Responsibilities included ruling on attorney-client, marital, physician-patient, psychotherapist-patient, clergy-penitent and self incrimination privilege claims at deposition.

Family Law cases. Responsibilities have included court supervised sale of property, case management, ruling on discovery motions and rulings on trial issues.