Negligence

20-year-old makes evasive maneuver, loses control and crashes into parked truck. $30M. Ventura County.

The driver died of her injuries and her parents brought suit. Truck driver had parked rig on side of highway.

  • Case Name: Rodolfo Plascencia, an individual; Diocelina Trujillo an individual v. Charles Gynn Deese, an individual; Flat Creek Transportation, an Alabama Corporation
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, March 25, 2019

Performer's stage dive at pre-Grammy show is shown to injure plaintiff. $4.5M. Los Angeles.

Young woman suffers stroke after being struck by stage diving DJ at concert. Both liability and causation were contested.

  • Case Name: Fraissl v. Moore et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Diabetic man dies in hotel room, housekeeper blamed. Defense. Orange County.

Housekeeper saw man lying on floor in his hotel room before his death, but does not report it.

  • Case Name: Bush v. OHI Resort Hotels, LLC et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, September 06, 2018

Contractors attempt to set up traffic break without CHP, resulting in crash. $5.5M. San Luis Obispo County.

Paving contractors need to move equipment from one side of highway to the other. They use their vehicles to set up a traffic break, resulting in a high-speed crash.

  • Case Name: Bruce v. Telfer Technologies, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, August 31, 2018

Gym customer trips; defense falls apart over waiver. $636K. Los Angeles County.

Woman using the gym trips over an electrical box on the floor. Parties dispute liability release.

  • Case Name: Ziegler v. The Bay Clubs Company, LLC, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Asbestos fibers brought home from workplace cause death. $11.2 million. Los Angeles County.

Asbestos fibers brought home from work on clothing alleged to cause lung disease, death.

  • Case Name: Alfred Mata v. Liberty Utilities (Park Water) Corp
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, April 23, 2018

Former cheerleader fractures elbow from fall in stunt while working for free on a film. $2.6M. Los Angeles County.

The choreographer asked the unpaid actors to voluntarily perform an unplanned cheerleading stunt.

  • Case Name: Elliott v. Connect the Dots
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Garage door falls on tenant but landlord says injury was from auto accident. $2.8M. Sacramento County.

Two accidents, a rear-ender and premises liability, occur ten days apart; causation disputed as well as liability for the premises accident. 

  • Case Name: Record v. Reese, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Large apartment complex infested with bedbugs for years. $3.5M. Los Angeles County

Multiple tenants at large apartment complex claim bedbug infestations.

  • Case Name: Hsu et al. V. PLB Management LLC
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, December 14, 2017

Apt. complex gate malfunctions, fractures tenant's arm as he tries to fix it. $1M. Los Angeles County.

Tenant blames landlord's faulty maintenance when his arm gets stuck in automated gate.

  • Case Name: Park v. Oh
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, December 08, 2017

Hospital staff neglects to consider child abuse when infant is brought to ER. $8.4M. Amador County.

Hospital's medical staff training on child abuse reporting laws at issue.

  • Case Name: Cree Miller v. Sutter Sacramento Sierra Region, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Baseball comes through netting, strikes man in crotch. $600K. Stanislaus County.

Baseball coach standing next to batting cage is struck by ball that fractures his testicle.

  • Case Name: Lefebvre v. NC Valley Baseball, LLC
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Plaintiff injured when friendly bartender jumps on him. $148K. Orange County.

New Year's day celebration takes an unexpected turn at local pub.

  • Case Name: Kuzmic v. Silky Sullivan's Restaurant and Irish Pub
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Forklift backs up into security guard, drags him 15 feet; leg amputation. $16.9M. Riverside County.

Security guard at printing plant is run over by forklift operator.

  • Case Name: Steven Meier v. PennySaver USA, LLC, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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

Parking lot confrontation turns into beating. $268K gross. Sacramento County.

Left-turn dispute turns ugly inside a coffee shop. Negligence and battery.  

  • Case Name: Gregory Bagwell v. Mr. Funk and Mrs. Funk
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, November 30, 2016