Recent Verdicts

Negligent entrustment claim in high-speed DUI crash. $1.6M. Santa Barbara County.

When DUI driver causes accident, his out-of-state father is blamed for loaning him the car.

  • Case Name: Flick v. Reyes
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Two feeding tubes punctured lungs, causing wrongful death. $1.5M, reduced by MICRA. Los Angeles County.

Nurse injures patient in placement of feeding tubes.

  • Case Name: Nahid Lahiji v. Providence Little Co of Mary Medical Center-Torrance, John Flynn RN, and Roman Culjat MD
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, March 16, 2020

Cookie and bakery companies work together on health bar, until it all crumbles. $10 million, LA County

Wholesale bakery earns millions baking health bars, but cookie company claims they had agreed to be partners in the bakery and that they were partly responsible for its success.

  • Case Name: Fantasy Cookie Corporation, a California Corporation; Joseph Semder; et al vs. Harold Rothman; Bar Bakers, LLC, a California Limited Liability Company; William Ross; et al and related cross complaint by Bar Bakers, LLC, a California Limited Liability Company; Harold Rothman; William Ross; vs. Fantasy Cookie Corporation, a California Corporation; Joseph Semder; Richard Semder, et al
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, March 16, 2020

Question of course and scope of employment critical in T-bone crash. $1.85M. Los Angeles County.

Vehicles collide as one driver is pulling out of a parking lot. Question is whether that driver was in the course and scope of his employment.

  • Case Name: Smith v. Jennison, Post Alarm Systems, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, March 13, 2020