Plaintiff, TSA agent,
alleged that defendant's cart operator negligently struck her with a baggage
tractor causing a crush injury to her leg (Denton v. Southwest Airlines Co., Alameda County Superior Court, plaintiff attorney: Gerald C. Sterns).
Defendant driver blamed for
intersection collision disputed injuries and damages (Hunt v. Hoffman, Fresno
County Superior Court, plaintiff attorney: Robert G. Gilmore).
Nurses allegedly failed to
recognize, act on newborn baby's critically low glucose level (Confidential
v. Confidential, Los Angeles County Superior Court, plaintiff attorneys: Carl
A. McMahan, Marshall Silberberg).
County employee allegedly
made unsafe left turn in front of motorcyclist causing arm and shoulder
fractures requiring numerous surgeries (Andrade v. County of Riverside, Riverside
County Superior Court, plaintiff attorneys: Gary A. Dordick, Maryam Parman).
Injured LAPD detective
claimed supervisors discriminated, retaliated against her (Montoya v. City
of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Superior Court, plaintiff attorney: Matthew
Patient claimed hand
surgeon performed surgery to the wrong area (Situ v. Roth, Los Angeles
County Superior Court, defense attorney: Yuk K. Law).
Plaintiff leaned on an
apartment building post which moved causing her to land on her back; plaintiff
asked the jury for $800,000 (Whitrock v. Signature Apartments, Los
Angeles County Superior Court, defense attorney: Mark A. Weinstein).
Rental Car Collision
Elderly plaintiff driver
rear-ended a rental car, claimed defendant driver's unsafe lane change caused
accident (Wallace v. Hertz Corporation, Los Angeles County Superior
Court, plaintiff attorneys: James P. Carr, Tyler J. Barnett, Michael P. Ehline).
Elder Abuse Claim
Truck owner alleged
financial elder abuse against auto repair facility (Edwards v. Bob Baker
Automotive Inc., San Diego County Superior Court, defense attorney: Wade
Missionary driving a church
van rear-ended a family van causing passenger in the latter cervical injuries
requiring fusion; substantial dispute over whether plaintiff was wearing
seatbelt (Chavez v. Corporation of the Presiding Bishop of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints, Los Angeles County Superior Court, plaintiff attorneys:
Greyson M. Goody, Robert T. Simon).
Plaintiff alleged defendant
terminated plaintiff in retaliation for plaintiff's whistleblowing; defendant
contended it terminated plaintiff for legitimate business reasons (Benjamin
v. City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Superior Court, plaintiff attorneys: Boris Koron, Daniel J. Podolsky).
A jury returned a verdict
for the plaintiff on her claims for design defect, negligent misrepresentation
and intentional fraud relating to defendant's metal-on-metal (MoM) Conserve
Device hip replacement (Christiansen v. Wright Medical Technology Inc., Georgia
– U.S.D.C., N.D.Ga., plaintiff attorneys: Raymond P. Boucher, Helen Zukin,
Michael L. McGlamry, N. Kirkland Pope).
A jury assigned 22 percent fault
to defendant Mar-Dustrial Sales Inc. and 78 percent to other former defendants; and it
awarded $3.25 million to a sawmill worker plus $1.75 million to his spouse (Eastridge v.
Mar-Dustrial Sales Inc., Oregon – Multnomah County Circuit Court, plaintiff attorneys: C. Andrew Waters, R. Walker Humphrey II, Alexa Mayfield, Travis S.