June 23rd, 2011

Sandra Sakamoto Named Local Hero

Los Angeles – June 23, 2011 Local public television station KCET and Union Bank selected partner Sandra Sakamoto as a Local Hero for her community service as part of Asian Heritage month.  Ms. Sakamoto is active in Asian American community affairs, serving as board chair for the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, and on […]

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June 23rd, 2011

Fast Work Saves Lim Ruger Client from Default

Los Angeles – June 23, 2011 Without its knowledge, Kumho Tire USA had a $150,000 default judgment entered against it.  When the plaintiff took steps to execute on the judgment, Kumho enlisted litigation partner Lisa Yang.  On a short deadline Ms. Yang convinced the judge to set aside the default judgment, and also won an […]

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June 23rd, 2011

Firm Defeats $1.7 million Contract Claim Against Tire Company

Los Angeles – June 23, 2011 In another matter for Kumho Tire, the Firm defeated shipper New Star Transport’s $1.7 million claim for breach of contract.  The shipper alleged that Kumho and logistics company Korea Express had prematurely terminated a shipping agreement and also was owed an “advertising” fee for logos painted on its trucks.  […]

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June 23rd, 2011

Partner Lisa Yang a Rising Star

Los Angeles – June 23, 2011 Litigation partner Lisa Yang was again named a Rising Star in the Southern California Super Lawyers publication for 2011.  Ms. Yang is a past president of the Korean American Bar Association and has served on the board of directors of several community organizations.

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October 21st, 2010

Bruce Iwasaki Appointed to Committee on Civil Right to Counsel

Los Angeles- October 21, 2010 Lim Ruger litigation partner Bruce Iwasaki was recently appointed by Chief Justice Ronald George to the Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act Implementation Committee.  The Act establishes pilot projects to provide a right to counsel in important civil cases for people who cannot afford a lawyer.  The committee will advise the […]

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October 21st, 2010

Litigation Partner Christopher Kim Appointed to Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference

Los Angeles- October 21, 2010 Veteran litigator Chris Kim was appointed to serve as a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.  This prestigious body is charged with improving the administration of justice within the country’s largest federal circuit, encompassing the federal appellate and trial courts of nine Western states.  Lawyer representatives provide advice […]

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October 21st, 2010

Lim Ruger Participates in California Bar Foundation’s Diversity Scholarship Program

Los Angeles- October 21, 2010 Lim Ruger presented Rosa Noyola, a first year student at UCLA  Law School of Law, with the third Lim Ruger Scholarship as part of the California Bar Foundation Diversity Scholarship program.  Our Firm joins leading firms throughout the state in being a name sponsor of the California Bar Foundation’s scholarship […]

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October 21st, 2010

Lim Ruger Helps Forever 21 Expand in South Carolina

Los Angeles- October 21, 2010 Lim Ruger advised Forever 21, the international fashion retailer with over 480 stores worldwide, in leasing 30,000 square feet of department store retail space in the historic King Street district in Charleston, South Carolina.  The new location will be Forever 21’s first store in the Palmetto State and is expected […]

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October 21st, 2010

Lim Ruger Steers Approval of Major Redevelopment Project

Los Angeles- October 21, 2010 Lim Ruger helped its client win a multi-million dollar package of redevelopment assistance to develop a twelve acre hotel-retail-office project in Buena Park, California.  We negotiated a development agreement that includes conveyance of land owned by the city’s redevelopment agency at no cost, and payment to our client of increased […]

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July 29th, 2010

Lim Ruger Successfully Defends Major Local Hospital in a Legal Battle Over Attorney Fees

Los Angeles Superior Court rejected an attempt by two Korean American doctors to obtain over $400,000 in legal fees from a major local hospital represented by Lim, Ruger & Kim LLP.  The doctors are no longer permitted to practice anesthesiology at the hospital because they lack medical board certification in that specialty.  However, they sued […]

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