Recent Verdicts

Key man life insurance policies lapse due to broker's negligence. $1.6 million.

Chief technology officer dies, company tries to collect on life insurance policies but is told they have lapsed.

  • Case Name: GroundMetrics v. Lincoln National Corp., et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, August 18, 2017

Decedent's mesothelioma caused by father's employment. $12.9M. Alameda County.

Father brings asbestos fibers home from workplace on his clothing. Son dies as an adult.

  • Case Name: Lanette Louise Lopez, et. al., v. The Hillshire Brands Company
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Healthcare employer fires supervisor after medical leave. $420K. Yuba County.

20-year employee seeks to return to work with medical limitations; employer fails to accomodate her, then terminates her.

  • Case Name: Abinante v. The Fremont-Rideout Health Group
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Art publisher commissions original work; online printer uses it without permission. $460,800. Federal Court.

Art publisher commissions original paintings for travel posters. An online printer uses the artwork on its own merchandise despite a series of take-down letters.

  • Case Name: Greg Young Publishing, Inc. v Zazzle, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, August 09, 2017