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Emily V. Cuatto
Emily V. Cuatto

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Emily V. Cuatto

Emily Cuatto is a Certified Appellate Specialist who has appeared on behalf of clients in the California, Oregon, and Nevada Supreme Courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the California Court of Appeal. She has served as appellate and trial counsel in a variety of practice areas including insurance coverage, personal injury, and products liability.  Emily was lead appellate counsel on matters including Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. v. J.R. Marketing, L.L.C. (2015) 61 Cal.4th 988 [insurer could bring direct action against Cumis counsel for excessive fees]; Licudine v. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2016) 3 Cal.App.5th 881 [adopting “reasonable probability” standard for lost earning capacity damages]; Albert v. Mid-Century Insurance (2015) 236 Cal.App.4th 1281 [trimming neighbor’s trees is not an “occurrence”]; Cann v. Stefanec (2013) 217 Cal.App.4th 462 [primary assumption of risk barred personal injury claim against swim teammate].

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  • When Interpreting Ambiguous Terms, Consistency Prevails (Nov. 12, 2014) Daily J., Insurance Supplement, p. 9
  • From Secrecy to Disclosure (August 5, 2013) The Recorder
  • In Practice: Post-Trial Motions — To File or Not (June 26, 2013) The Recorder