Proven Results

  • Defense Victory in Utah
    Premises Liability Defense
    Righi Fitch Law Group’s effective motion work resulted in dismissal with prejudice on behalf of the owner and manager of an apartment complex against a tenant’s claims of premises liability and negligent hiring and supervision. Plaintiff alleged that ...
  • Complex Professional Malpractice Case
    Rick Righi and Beth Fitch prevail on motion for summary judgment on behalf of their wholesale insurance broker client in a New Mexico complex professional malpractice case where plaintiff was seeking $150,000,000 in damages. Plaintiff suffered ...
  • Defense in Complex Professional Malpractice Case
    Rick Righi and Beth Fitch prevail on motion for summary judgment on behalf of their wholesale insurance broker client in a New Mexico complex professional malpractice case where plaintiff was seeking $150,000,000 in damages. Plaintiff suffered ...
  • Defense in Electrocution Case
    Chris Begeman and Beth Fitch prevailed on motion for summary judgment in a New Mexico electrocution case. RFLG’s client rented a compressor used for its gas lift operations from Plaintiff’s employer. The rental contract required Plaintiff’s employer ...
  • Defense Verdict on Behalf of Church
    Righi Fitch prevailed on a motion for summary judgment on behalf of a church against claims of negligence and negligence per se for failing to report an incident of sexual abuse. Plaintiff alleged that her stepfather sexually abused her between the ...
  • Commercial Litigation Defense
    Beth Fitch and Partner Benjamin Hodgson prevail at the Maricopa Arizona County Superior Court and then at the Arizona Court of Appeals on behalf of their clients, three commercial litigators at a national law firm. The lawyers were defending a ...
  • Defense Award in Construction Defect Claims
    Construction Litigation
    Partners Beth Fitch and Chris Begeman obtained a defense award for their clients in a multi-home construction defect arbitration in New Mexico. Beth and Chris represented the target subcontractors being sued by the developer and general contractor ...
  • Employment Defense Win
    Employment Defense
    Linda Tivorsak Bird secured a defense verdict in an unpaid wages/ breach of contract case. Plaintiff alleged that he had entered into a contract of employment in which he would provide services in exchange for weekly wages. Plaintiff alleged that he ...
  • Defense in Complex Legal Malpractice case
    Rick Righi and Benjamin Hodgson obtained a defense verdict on behalf of two security lawyers in a complex securities legal malpractice case. Plaintiffs were seeking over $1Million in damages After a two week trial involving complex LEGAL issues, ...
  • Defense Verdict in Catastrophic Injury Trial
    Personal Injury Defense
    Plaintiff’s counsel asked the jury to award up to $10 million against a mobile home park for the catastrophic injuries his client sustained when she fell eight feet down a flight of exterior stairs. After a seven day trial, the jury returned a ...
  • Summary Judgement Upheld in Wrongful Death Case
    Personal Injury Defense
    Attorneys, Beth Fitch and Linda Tivorsak Bird, prevail on behalf of a Night Club in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of their 23 year old son. On October 19, 2022, the Arizona Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s decision to grant ...
  • $1.3 Million Attorneys’ Fee Award Obtained Against Plaintiff in Construction Defect Case
    Construction Litigation
    Rick Righi and Chris Begeman represented a New Mexico general contractor in a construction defect lawsuit. Recognizing that water intrusion into the building envelope was occurring at the project, Rick and Chris advised the general contractor to ...
  • Defense Verdict in Traumatic Brain Injury Case
    Personal Injury Defense
    Chris Begeman secured a defense verdict in a traumatic brain injury case. Plaintiff, who lives adjacent to a metal recycling facility, claimed that he was struck in the head by a metal object propelled from the recycling facility during the metal ...
  • $53 Million Professional Liability Claim Dismissed
    Professional Liability
    Rick Righi, Beth Fitch, and Benjamin Hodgson obtained a dismissal with prejudice for a law firm accused of RICO violations and fraudulent conduct. The State of Arizona claimed that the law firm conspired with its clients to defraud Arizona citizens ...
  • $18 Million Construction Defect/Commercial Fire Loss Claim Dismissed
    Construction Litigation
    Rick Righi and Benjamin Hodgson secured a dismissal with prejudice for their client, a general contractor, in response to an $18 million claim arising out of a commercial fire loss. No funds were exchanged for the dismissal. Plaintiffs claimed the ...
  • Defense Verdict in Personal Injury Case Where Plaintiff Asked the Jury to Award $1.75 Million
    Personal Injury Defense
    Rick Righi and Benjamin Hodgson obtained a defense verdict in a personal injury trial in Flagstaff, Arizona. Plaintiff claimed to have become permanently disabled following a ride in the client’s touring vehicle. Plaintiff was seeking over $450,000 ...
  • Legal Malpractice Claim Dismissed with Prejudice
    Professional Liability
    Beth Fitch and Benjamin Hodgson prevailed on a motion to dismiss in a legal malpractice action against a regional law firm that represented co-trustees in an underlying action brought by the beneficiaries to remove the co-trustees. After a settlement ...
  • Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, and Defamation Claims Against Non-Profit Dismissed
    Employment Defense
    Beth Fitch and Michael Grubbs obtained a dismissal of a $2.6 million dollar lawsuit against a church and its pastors. The plaintiff was a former congregational member and recently divorced from one of the church volunteers. Because of his past ...
  • Innovative Use of Technological Evidence Results in Defense Verdict in Premises Case
    Personal Injury Defense
    Beth Fitch secured a defense verdict through her strategic use of surveillance video footage in a personal injury action. Plaintiff filed suit against an apartment complex owner after tripping in the community clubhouse. Plaintiff accused the owner ...
  • Fee Shifting Strategy Results in Plaintiff Walking Away from A $230,000 Verdict
    Construction Litigation
    Rick Righi and Melissa Lin secured a post-trial walk-away settlement for their client, despite a $230,000 jury verdict entered against their client. Rick and Melissa represented a general contractor that built a high-end home with a cantilevered lap ...
  • Defense Verdict on behalf of a Regional Commercial General Contractor
    Construction Litigation
    Rick Righi represented a general contractor accused of negligently diverting storm and flood waters in Sedona, Arizona. Plaintiff homeowner claimed that the general contractor improperly elevated the pad of her neighbor’s adjoining property when ...
  • Full Damages Awarded in Property Damage Claim
    Property Damage
    Our subrogation lawyer, Michael Grubbs, recently had a successful arbitration hearing on a property damage claim involving a high-end exotic car and a taxi cab company. The accident occurred when the insured client’s exotic car began to slow down to ...
  • Defense Verdict in Professional Liability Case
    Professional Liability
    Our professional liability litigation partner, Benjamin Hodgson, prevailed on a motion for summary judgment: on behalf of the defendant's insurance agent and broker. Plaintiff claimed that the insurance agency failed to procure proper coverage for ...