Emotional Distress

School custodian wrongfully terminated after injury. $35.5M. Santa Cruz County.

School District's workers' comp administrator is blamed for providing misleading information. Verdict includes $27 million in punitive damages against administrator.

  • Case Name: Ruvalcaba v. Santa Cruz City Schools, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Whistleblower sues bank employer. $1.5M. San Diego County.

Bank auditor is fired after he reports to outside governmental agencies his beliefs of wrongdoing by the bank.

  • Case Name: Charles Matthew Erhart v. BofI Holding Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Parents claim local businessman sexually touched young female child. Defense. San Joaquin County.

After highly publicized criminal charges, local businessman receives defense verdict in alleged child molestation.

  • Case Name: Jane Doe v. Lyle Burgess
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, July 11, 2019

20-year City of Compton employee suffers discrimination, retaliation and termination. $655K. Los Angeles County.

City of Compton's HR director is terminated; claims retaliation after reporting discrimination and harassment by city council member.

  • Case Name: Kareemah Mateen-Bradford v. City of Compton, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Varsity football kicker's knee severely injured in trampoline park. $905K. Orange County.

Teenager falls on trampoline and his knee lands on a bolt. Negligence, products liability, premises liability.

  • Case Name: Justin Matlin v. Big Air Trampoline Park; Fun Spot Manufacturing, LLC
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, June 06, 2019

Grieving mother's deceased baby is cremated without her knowledge or consent $1.1M. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiff says LA Coroner did not follow the law when cremating her infant's body without her permission.

  • Case Name: Yvette Diaz v. County of Los Angeles
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, October 26, 2018

Negligent care at residential facility results in sexual abuse of minor. $12 million. Sacramento County.

Residential facility for special needs children is accused of gross neglect leading to sexual assault off-campus.

  • Case Name: Doe v. FamiliesFirst, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, April 14, 2017

Defense offers $150,000 in hospice sexual assault case. Defense verdict. Riverside County.

Male hospice patient, an alcoholic, claims he was raped by hospice aide in a nursing facility.  CCP offer of $150,000 total by two defendant corporations.

  • Case Name: Doe v. Odyssey Healthcare GP LLC dba Odyssey Hospice; John Roe hospice aide, and Indio Healthcare & Wellness Center LLC
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Defense verdict in claim of racial discrimination by city librarian. Los Angeles County.

  • Case Name: Nora Cofie v. City of Los Angeles
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, May 20, 2013