Negligence

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

Highway collision with big rig. $750K verdict, followed by settlement. Monterey County.

Truck driver suddenly stops big rig in traffic lane on highway, is rammed by plaintiff's vehicle.

  • Case Name: Sabino Trejo v. Northwest Freightways, Ltd.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, November 21, 2016

Passenger at LAX slips and falls in bathroom. $2 million. Los Angeles County.

Airline passenger slips and falls on wet floor in busy LAX bathroom.  Defense argues "it didn't happen" and the tile floor was safe.

  • Case Name: Lori Triplett v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, October 20, 2016

Summer BBQ ends in broken facial bones for plaintiff. Defense verdict. Fresno County.

Dad at backyard barbeque is hit in face when young ball player loses control of metal baseball bat. Serious injuries.

  • Case Name: Heflebower v. Beard
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, August 19, 2016

Disputed liability and injuries in motorcycle accident. $3.7 million. Los Angeles County.

Lexus driver said to be at fault when motocyclist is severely injured; she says he was lane-splitting.

  • Case Name: Nicholson v. Borok
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Employer said negligent after one employee attacks another. $1.9 million. Solano County.

Negligent retention claimed by employee who is attacked at work by a co-worker.

  • Case Name: Gabriel Affonso v. Miguel Rocha d.b.a. M.R. Enterprise
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, August 01, 2016

Construction worker falls to his death from concrete form. $26.9 million. Los Angeles County.

Construction worker on top of a concrete form panel falls when panel collapses. Liability is disputed among contractors.

  • Case Name: Rosa B. Gonzalez, Aaron E. Gonzalez and Atarah E. Gonzalez v. Atlas Construction Supply, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Guest falls onto slope at racquet club, claims negligence. Defense verdict. Orange County.

Tennis spectator trips and falls from patio onto slope.

  • Case Name: Rie Nakajima v. Russell D. Miller dba Anaheim Hills Racquet Club
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, July 18, 2016