How Jason Helps Clients
Having led cases resulting in significant published decisions and successful trial court outcomes, clients seek Jason Litt’s insights and judgment in the fields of insurance bad faith, government entity litigation, products liability law, employment law, trade secret law, and attorney fees.
Jason joined the firm in 2001 and became a partner in 2008. Jason is one of the managing partners of the firm and a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, an organization consisting of general counsel of major corporations and managing partners of leading law firms, dedicated to promoting diversity in the legal profession.
Prior to joining the firm, Jason was a civil rights attorney specializing in complex housing, employment and government entity litigation, and an Internet entrepreneur.
Webb v. Special Electric Co. (2016)
Products liability decision in which the California Supreme Court established the viability of the sophisticated intermediary defense to California products liability actions
O'Neil v. Crane Co. (2012)
Unanimous California Supreme Court held that equipment manufacturers cannot be liable for injuries caused by asbestos-containing parts made by other manufacturers
Foster v. Western Air Limbach (2012)
California Court of Appeal reversed $1 million contractual indemnity recovery with directions to enter judgment in favor of defendant
R & B Auto Center, Inc. v. Farmers Group (2006)
Significant published insurance decision from California Court of Appeal establishing that as a matter of law bad faith damages cannot be recovered where the basis for coverage is not the language of the policy, but equitable estoppel or reformation of the policy
- Returning to Rutherford: A Call to California Courts to Rejoin the Legal Mainstream and Require Causation be Proved in Asbestos Cases under Traditional Torts Principles (Nov. 23, 2016) Southwestern Law Review
- The California Supreme Court Goes to Work on Employment Issues (1st Quarter 2006) Verdict, p. 41