Recent Verdicts

Verdict during pandemic in disputed-liability rear-ender. $253K. Orange County.

Jury trial held after court reopens during pandemic. Soft-tissue injury to neck leads to claim of tinnitus; liability and causation disputed.


  • Case Name: Nevarez v. Brutoco
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

50-pound dog bites golf instructor who is out walking. $309K. Orange County.

Defendant disputes that the dog actually bit plaintiff, and the extent of her injuries.

  • Case Name: Jones v. Epstein
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, October 01, 2020

Insurer AAA fires employee who complained of harassment by supervisor. $360K arb award plus $504,783.47 in attorneys fees and $24,175.97 in costs.

Employee of 22 years complains of harassment followed by retaliatory termination.

  • Case Name: Keene v. American Automobile Association of Northern California, Nevada And Utah ("AAA")
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, September 21, 2020
  • Monday, 21 September 2020

Allstate disputes causation, need for surgery in UIM case. $151K arb award.

Airbag deploys in left-turn crash and plaintiff is briefly unconscious. Has pain injections and claims she will need neck surgery. Defense doc says pain is from degenerative conditions of her neck. 

  • Case Name: Ramirez v. Allstate
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
  • Wednesday, 26 August 2020