Real estate loans go sour and senior woman blames long-time broker. $1.18 million. U.S. Eastern District Bankruptcy Court.

64-year-old instructs long-time realty broker/financial advisor to sell her rental properties; instead, he refinances properties and invests proceeds in real estate loans that go bad. $1.18 million verdict includes punitives.

  • Case Name: Andre v. John Roe real estate broker
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Defense verdict in breach of contract claim involving sale of dental practice. San Francisco County.

Plaintiff claims breach of contract after buying defendant's periodontal practice. Jury finds for defense.

  • Case Name: Doina Panaite, DDS v. George K. Merijohn, DDS, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

$3.9 million verdict when Wyndham Vacation Resorts breaches contract, commits fraud against travel wholesaler. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiff, a wholesale travel sales company, sold certificates to defendant Wyndham Vacation Ownership's timeshares for many years. When the recession hit, defendant broke oral and written contracts, costing plaintiff a majority of its business as it had worked almost exclusively for defendant.

  • Case Name: Casablanca Express, Inc. vs. Wyndham Vacation Ownership, et al
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Sunday, October 21, 2012

$12 million for med mal and medical device product liability, including punitives. San Diego County.

Device intended to minimize swelling after orthopedic surgery causes non-freezing cold injury.  Doctor prescribes it despite prior settlement for malpractice over same device and type of injury.

  • Case Name: Whitney Engler v. Breg, Inc.; David Chao, M.D.; & Oasis, MSO, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, July 30, 2012

$2 million verdict after theology professor is fraudulently hired, his rare books are taken and he is beaten. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiff was hired and agreed to supply theological university with his rare collection of texts. Once university had possession, they immediately fired plaintiff and beat him when he tried to retrieve his property.

  • Case Name: Yong Pyo Hong v. Moses Joon Suk Lee, World Christian Theological University, Young Soo Lee, Korean Christian Church
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, February 07, 2012