Recent Verdicts

Cal State Park officers go skinny-dipping at beach wedding, only Hispanic officer is disciplined. $325K. Orange County.

Hispanic State Parks officer goes skinny-dipping with white officers at wedding on the beach.  He is later subject to discipline while white officers are not.

  • Case Name: Ennio Rocca v. California Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Contractor assaulted at commercial property claims brain injury. $1.9M. Orange County.

Contractor is assaulted at commercial property after argument with property manager, claims traumatic brain injury.

  • Case Name: Juan Murillo v. Walsworth Property Management, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, March 04, 2021

Motorcyclist hit by left-turning company truck. $23,720,996 at in-person bench trial. Los Angeles County.

This was the first in-person personal injury Bench trial in Los Angeles County since the COVID-19 shutdown in March 2020. In his decision, the judge said, "The court will not split the baby as between the two requests but will – but rather will award an amount appropriate based upon the evidence.”

  • Case Name: Steeve Rojas, et al. v. Hajoca Corporation, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Insurer disputes extent of injury and treatment after rear-ender UIM claim. $985K. San Joaquin County.

Insurer disputes necessity for lumbar surgery in UIM claim before it pays policy limits in arbitration award.

  • Case Name: Michael Gogue v. James River Insurance Company
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
  • Tuesday, 22 December 2020