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Deadline for claims in Chula Vista lawsuit extended

August 2, 2013 News Articles

By Allison Sampite-Montecalvo – U-T San Diego

CHULA VISTA — The deadline for some Chula Vista residents to file claims against the city for refunds on their cellphone bills has been extended.

Robert J. Francavilla recognized as 2013 top attorney

August 2, 2013 News Articles
Robert J. Francavilla CaseyGerry


Law School/Year: University of San Diego, 1983

College/Year: University of San Diego, 1980

Bar Admissions


Practice Areas

Serious Personal Injury; Head/Brain Injury; Property Damage

Major Cases

•In a complex premises liability case, represented a woman severely injured in poolside fall, settling the case for $7.5 million in damages.


August 2, 2013 News Articles

Super Lawyers has recognized six CaseyGerry partners – David Casey Jr.Gayle M. Blatt, Robert J. Francavilla, Thomas D. Luneau, Thomas D. Penfield and Frederick Schenk – in its prestigious annual ranking of attorneys. 

San Diego firm specializes in serious personal injury, traumatic head injury cases

July 31, 2013 News Articles

The attorneys at CaseyGerry specialize in serious personal injury and traumatic brain injury cases, and are at the forefront of the complex medical issues related to brain injury. These include chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease thought to be caused by repeat concussions or blows to the head, and second impact syndrome, a condition in which the brain swells rapidly after a person suffers a second concussion.

[Update] Deadline Approaches for Chula Vista Residents to Make Cell Phone Tax Refund Claims

July 5, 2013 News Articles

The $8 million settlement of a class action lawsuit between wireless phone users and the City of Chula Vista means thousands of local residents are eligible for refunds — but valid claims must be filed by July 31, 2013 for eligible residents to receive their cash payments.

City owes cell phone users money

June 15, 2013 News Articles

Robert Moreno – The Star News

Chula Vista residents taxed on their cell phone bill by the city can now get a refund.

As part of a recent $8 million settlement between the city of Chula Vista and two residents, the city will refund cell phone users taxed under the utility users tax.

Really? Cycling Is the Top Sport for Head Injuries

June 3, 2013 News Articles



Last week, New York City began its long-awaited bicycle sharing program, the largest in the nation. As in many other cities, helmet use was made optional, in part to encourage greater participation.

Informational Meetings For Chula Vista Residents To Address Cell Phone Tax Settlement

May 30, 2013 News Articles

Following the recent $8 million settlement of a class action lawsuit between wireless phone users and the City of Chula Vista, a series of informational meetings will be held Mondays, May 20, June 17 and July 15 from 6 to 7:30pm to discuss how eligible taxpayers can make phone tax rebate claims for settlement payments being made available for Chula Vista residents under the settlement terms.