Meg is a 2015 graduate of Yale Law School, where she was a teaching fellow, a member of the Trial Advocacy Team, and Submissions Editor at the Yale Law & Policy Review. She was also a participant in Yale’s Environmental Protection Clinic. While a law student, Meg worked as a summer associate at Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP in Los Angeles and as an extern with the King County Prosecutor’s Office, in Seattle. Before law school, she worked at a nonprofit legal clinic helping defend tenants facing evictions.
During her free time, Meg heads out of town on long runs, hikes, and other outdoor adventures in the Pacific Northwest.
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Consumer Claim Against Auto Insurer
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Tonkon Torp Wins Appellate Victory in Auto Insurer Case
Tonkon Torp recently achieved a complete appellate win on behalf of its client, Leif Hansen, in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2018, Tonkon Torp attorneys Steve Olson, Paul Conable, and Meg Houlihan represented Hansen individually and in a proposed class action against his auto insurer, GEICO, for refusing to pay for digital scans of his truck as part of the truck’s repair following a collision. Hansen sued for breach of contract under his insurance policy and breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. The federal district court dismissed the complaint for failure to state a claim. That dismissal prompted an appeal to the Ninth Circuit, which was led by Bob Koch and Meg Houlihan.
Tonkon Torp Wins Dismissal of RICO Claims Attacking Cannabis Industry – First of its Kind in 9th Circuit
Tonkon Torp secured a dismissal of civil RICO claims filed in federal court based on defendants' involvement in an Oregon Medical Marijuana Program grow operation. Four civil RICO cases have been filed this year in Oregon against nearly 300 businesses and individuals engaged in state-authorized cannabis activity.
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