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Record Wrongful Death Verdict Changes Tire Training And Repair

Verdict: $19.2 Million | San Diego County | Barber v. Mossy Ford Dealership

$19.2 million was the net settlement after a $14.465 million gross verdict against Mossy Ford. The wrongful death verdict is the largest compensatory damage verdict ever in San Diego County.

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House Fire Caused By Power Company

Settlement: Confidential | San Diego County Superior Court | Doe v. Private Utility Company

This matter involved the wrongful death of the parents of the plaintiff as a result of a fire that spread out of control. The fire engulfed his parents' home where both perished. The case dealt with issues of liability of the power company involved whose lines were claimed to have sparked the fire. The damages suffered by the plaintiff as it relates to the loss of his parents were the key issue that needed to be addressed.


Motorcyclist Struck By Vehicle Towing A Trailer

Settlement: Confidential | Sonoma County | Reed v. White Water Plumbing

Plaintiff sustained major injuries to her left leg when she was a passenger of a motorcycle struck by the defendant who was operating his own vehicle and towing a trailer owned by defendant White Water Plumbing. As a result of the accident, plaintiff's knee cap was shattered.

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Photographer Struck By Beach Buggy

Settlement: $1.25 Million | Shasta County Superior Court | Beck v. Martinovich

This involved a disputed liability matter where a photographer was struck by a beach-going vehicle while in the process of taking photos in the evening. Comparative fault was a factor. Plaintiff suffered multiple injuries including claimed brain injury.


Record Punitive Damage Verdict Against Ford - More Than $70 million

Verdict: $70 Million | Sacramento County | Mauro v. Ford Motor Company

[$16 million on wrongful death; $50 million on punitive damages; and other plaintiffs were awarded $7 million] This action involved a trial against Ford Motor Company for the wrongful death of a 45-year-old husband and father of two boys.

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Wheelchair Lift - Paratransit Bus Accident

Verdict: $6.4 Million | Placer County | Avery v. City of Roseville

This action involved a quadriplegic who was injured when the transportation vehicle he was utilizing dropped him from its lift. The issue to determine was the nature and extent of his injuries and also the negligence of the Defendants. The Defendants attempted to blame the Plaintiff for operating his wheelchair on the lift when the incident happened and also that he was already a quadriplegic and, therefore, the injury was not that significant.

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Hit By California Highway Patrol (CHP)

Settlement: $4.25 Million | Yolo County Superior Court | Decker v. State of California

This matter involved an individual struck by a CHP patrol unit resulting in a claimed brain injury. Plaintiff was a sheriff's officer, married and the father of three children. The nature and extent of the claimed brain injury was disputed by defendant.


Two Big Rig Trucks Collide Then Hit A Disabled Church Bus

Verdict: $7.3 Million | Fresno Superior Court | Haen v. Logos Group, Triple E Produce, et al.

This matter involved a collision that took place on April 17, 2009 resulting in the death of a 40-year-old father of two teenage children. The decedent was the operator of a church bus that ran out of gas and was disabled on the side of southbound Highway 99 between Merced and Fresno.

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Dependant Adult Care

Verdict: Confidential | Sacramento County | Linville v. Sierra Vista Hospital, et al.

In addition to the monetary settlement, defendant agreed to include its new employees having proper code green response and restraint training practices.


Bicyclist Rode Into A Ditch Left Open

Settlement: $6.25 Million | Yuba County Superior Court | Doe v. Private Construction Company

This matter involved a bicyclist who was a 40-year-old mechanic and married father of two young children who rode his bike into a ditch that was left open and uncovered by the defendant construction company during the course of a construction project. Comparative fault against the bicyclist had to be defended as defendants claimed plaintiff should have seen the opening. Plaintiff suffered a catastrophic spine injury, which resulted in paralysis in his lower limbs.

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