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Daniel Callahan of Callahan & Blaine Receives Award for Exceptional Client Service

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Daniel J. Callahan, complex business litigation and catastrophic personal injury attorney and founder of Santa Ana, CA-based Callahan & Blaine, has been named one of the "10 Best Attorneys for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service" in California by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA). Callahan has distinguished himself as one of the top trial attorneys in the United States. He has been repeatedly recognized by his peers for his...
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Kern County jury awards $3.5 million verdict in hotel rape case

by BakersfieldNow staff Thursday, April 27th 2017 FILE -- Jonathan Padilla is seen in surveillance video from the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Lebec, Calif., on the night when a woman was raped by him at the hotel. (Still image from video provided by law firm Callahan & Blaine) BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - A Kern County jury has awarded $3.5 million to a woman who was raped in her hotel room. The lawsuit was...
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Unanimous $3.5 Million Dollar Jury Verdict Against Holiday Inn

BAKERSFIELD, CA - After a two-week trial, a jury returned a unanimous verdict against Holiday Inn in a case where the hotel receptionist gave a key to a sexual predator who then let himself into a hotel room and molested a 29-year-old woman. According to Callahan & Blaine who represented the victim, the perpetrator, who was noticeably intoxicated from drugs and alcohol, propositioned the receptionist for sex in exchange for $100 before asking for a...
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Woman says she was assaulted at local Holiday Inn because employee gave her room key to a stranger

Woman sues local Holiday Inn after she was sexually assaulted in hotel By: Olivia LaVoice LEBEC, CALIF - A woman claims she was sexually assaulted in her hotel room because a hotel employee gave her room key to a stranger. Now she's suing the Holiday Inn Express in Lebec, where the assault took place. It was April 2014 when a woman came to spend the weekend at the Holiday Inn to visit her boyfriend, who...
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Sexual assault victim sues local hotel, victim claims hotel gave stranger her room key

FRAZIER PARK, Calif. - A southern California woman is suing a Kern County hotel after she says a hotel employee gave a stranger her room key, leading to a sexual assault. According to court documents, the assault happened in April of 2014. A woman went to the Holiday Inn Express in Frazier Park to see her boyfriend for the weekend. The lawsuit claims that the Holiday Inn employee gave the victim's room key to Jonathan...
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