Recent Verdicts

Santa Barbara inn fires food/beverage director for being "no spring chicken." $545K. Santa Barbara County.

Long-time restaurateur  tells manager he's "no spring chicken" and orders him to train a younger female as assistant F&B director.  

  • Case Name: Charles Saccio v. Antonio R. Romasanta, DBA Eladio‚Äôs Restaurant
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Second trial on false arrest charges results in $50K against LAPD. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiffs claimed they were falsely arrested during a large-scale police search in their neighborhood. 

  • Case Name: Cesar Otero, Fernando Quintana, Jr, Fernando Quintana Sr, Diana Rayos, Judy Quintana v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Plaintiff who had been drinking suffers injuries after his car is hit by truck. $990K verdict. Los Angeles County.

A driver who had been drinking says freeway accident was caused by trucker, not him, and that a subsequent impact from a third vehicle was caused by that vehicle's negligent driver.

  • Case Name: Ruben Lee Minjarez v. Robert G. Guss, et. al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Retailer's propane refill causes fire; severe burns to customer's legs. $3.1 million. Orange County.

Propane ignites as barbecue tanks are being refilled.

  • Case Name: Sysak, et al. v. Western Propane Services, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, November 10, 2016