Garay v. Flynn Settlement: $5.5 million
Motorcycle lost traction when it encountered roadway which was flooded due to improper pumping of hotel pool water onto the street. 32 year old woman sustained brain injury.
Doe v. Doe Judgment: $20.7 million
Sexual Assault of college student.
Torchia v LA County Metropolitan Transportation Settlement: $1.9 million
MTA Bus sideswiped motorcycle causing clutch handle to break off resulting in collision which caused orthopedic injuries to 50 year old male.
Griggs v. West-Pac Industries and Tools Exchange Verdict: $58 million
Christine Spagnoli was an integral member of the trial team which obtained a verdict for a male worker who suffered severe burn injuries caused by a defective O-ring. Largest single plaintiff's personal injury verdict in California. Jury also awarded a record $48 million in non-economic compensatory damages.
Doe Individual v. Doe Defendant Settlement: $32.5 million
Passenger in vehicle which was struck by another vehicle causing catastrophic intestinal injuries including loss of function of most of the digestive track.
Ogden v. Hamm Brothers Construction Verdict: $6.4 million
Brain injury sustained by 17-year-old motorcycle passenger when the motorcycle struck a concrete barrier left alongside traffic lane by construction crew.
McGee v. The City of Alameda Settlement $25 million
Construction worker hit an underground energized electrical line while using a drill at a construction site, causing him severe electrical injuries that resulted in third degree burns to over 20 percent of his body, limb amputations and brain damage.
Ricks v. Pharaoh's Lost Kingdom Amusement Park Binding Arbitration: $4.9 million
Personal injury on a Ferris wheel amusement park ride.
Ralph v. Singapore Airlines Confidential Settlement
David Ralph was a passenger on Singapore Airline's Flight SQ006 which crashed when the pilot used the wrong runway attempting to depart for Los Angeles, CA from the Chiang Kai Shek International Airport in October 2000. Mr. Ralph suffered severe injuries, including massive burns and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Hodges v. State of California Settlement: $3.5 million
A father and his two sons sustained severe spinal and multiple injuries as a result of a multi-vehicle automobile accident caused by a drunken off-duty CHP officer returning from a CHP party.
Doe Individual v. Doe Company Settlement: $3 million
Industrial accident involving a brake failure on a loader causing orthopedic injuries to the victim.
Doe Individual v. Doe individual Settlement: $2.45 million
Route driver struck individual in unmarked crosswalk. Plaintiff suffered orthopedic injuries.
Maxcy v. Home Depot Verdict: $2.3 million
Man struck by electric pallet jack driven by Home Depot employee while unloading truck at store. Damage sustained exacerbated prior lower back injury.
Doe Individual v. Doe Celebrity Settlement: $2.1 million
Celebrity driver struck woman in crosswalk causing orthopedic and closed head injuries.
Mazariego v. Standard Brands Settlement: $1.5 million
An employee of the defendant advised plaintiff to use gasoline to remove tile adhesive from her kitchen floor. After following employee's advice, gasoline fumes ignited, resulting in severe burn injuries for the plaintiff.
Doe Individual v. Doe Restaurant Settlement: $1 million
Woman who was allergic to nut products suffered a strong reaction after the restaurant provided food that contained nut products.
Juarez v. Superior Court Verdict upheld
California Supreme Court upheld original case verdict in favor of plaintiff, a worker who lost his finger in a machine accident. At issue in the appeal was the ability of any nine jurors to agree on each issue presented, not the same nine on each issue. The law remains to this day.
Rosen v. McDonald's Confidential Settlement
Woman suffered third degree burns from hot coffee that spilled in her lap at a McDonald's drive-through.
Crawford v MGM Confidential Settlement
Performer Michael Crawford was starring in the EFX show in Las Vegas when safety devices failed. Mr. Crawford was injured and required hip replacement surgery.