Verdicts & Settlements

$18,200,000 – Tobacco Litigation (Engle Progeny Case)
Our client sued RJ Reynolds and Philip Morris for contributing to causing his deceased wife’s COPD.  We admitted that our client’s wife was partially at fault for her COPD. However, we proved that RJ Reynolds and Philip Morris were also at fault for addicting her to nicotine.  At the time she began smoking as a teenager in the 1960’s cigarette companies were denying that nicotine was addictive.  They also set up seemingly independent “research” companies (staffed with seemingly independent scientists) to publicly dispute the addictiveness of nicotine.  However, secret, internal documents showed that the cigarette companies not only knew that their nicotine was addictive, but were celebrating behind the scenes the power of the nicotine addictive, and that their customers could not quit.  Publicly, cigarette companies denied that nicotine was addictive until the late 1990’s when their secret, internal documents came to light.  The unrebutted testimony in the case also showed that cigarette companies targeted teenagers in the past, and continue to do so now.  The jury in this case awarded $3,200,000 in compensatory damages, and $15,000,000 in punitive damages.


$5,400,000 – Fork Lift Accident
Our client’s foot was run over by a fork lift, and he received a severe injury to the foot. The driver of the fork lift had claimed that he did nothing wrong and that the entire incident was our client’s fault. A jury found otherwise. The driver of the fork lift was found negligent in causing the incident.


$4,750,000 – Consumer Protection
Customers were being overcharged for certain consumer products because of illegal price fixing.


$4,300,000 – Premises Liability
Client killed from release of toxic gas.


$3,200,000 – Construction Site Negligence: John Doe v. General Contractor
Client severally injured on construction site.


$3,200,000 – Negligence: John Doe v. Traffic Engineer, General Contractor, County
Minor client severely injured as a result of defectively designed and constructed traffic light.


$3,200,000 – Worker’s Compensation: Injured Worker v. Roofing Contractor
Client severely injured when he fell through a skylight.


$3,000,000 – Medical Malpractice: Jane Doe v. Hospital and Doctor
Failure to timely perform c-section causing brain damage to fetus.


$2,800,000 – Road Construction Defect
Client was severely injured in a trucking accident which occurred in a road construction site. The accident was due to improper construction techniques and failure to close the traffic lanes when the defect was discovered.


$2,750,000 – Automobile Accident: Jane Doe v. ABC
Overnight Delivery Company Automobile accident where our client was severely injured. Only $1,500 worth of property damage to our client’s car.


$2,000,000 – Injured Worker v. Employer and Lessor of Machine
Claim against employer and a vendor for defective and negligently maintained piece of equipment at work.


$1,800,000 – Homeowner v. Homeowner’s Insurance Company
Homeowners sustained water damage to their home. Dispute between homeowners insurer and the homeowners about how much it would cost to repair the damage.


$1,750,000 – Motorcycle v. Car
My client was injured when an oncoming vehicle lost control and crossed the center line striking my client’s motorcycle nearly headon.


$1,650,000 – Automobile Accident
Client suffered traumatic brain injury in a severe car crash.


$1,550,000 – Fire Loss to a Shopping Plaza
My clients shopping plaza was severely damaged by fire when Christmas lights ignited a fire when they were left on overnight.  Lawsuits were filed against the tenant who started the fire as well as my client’s insurance company who refused to properly pay when the claim was presented.


$1,500,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident
My client’s husband was killed when a car struck him as a pedestrian.


$1,500,000 – Automobile Accident
Client sustained brain injury and fractures as a result of a rear end accident.


$1,500,000 – Automobile Accident
Client suffered injuries sustained when struck by a drunk driver.


$1,475,000 – Motorcycle Accident
Client severely injured by a driver who only carried $10,000 in insurance coverage. I was able to make a bad faith recovery because of the insurance company’s actions in adjusting the claim.


$1,400,000 – Products Liability: Cagle v. Crown Fork Lift Corp.
Client sustained severe foot injury on a stand up fork lift.


$1,375,000 – Contract Dispute: Marcum v. Emerson
Intentional interference with contractual relationship.


$1,350,000 – Attorney Malpractice: John Doe v. Attorney
Lawyer malpractice claim for failure to properly register trademark.


$1,250,000 – Motorcycle Accident
Our client sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) when another driver turned in front of his motorcycle. This recovery was for all of the insurance policy limits available.


$1,100,000 – Automobile Accident
Client suffered failed back syndrome after car crash.


$1,000,000 – Slip and Fall
Client sustained severe back injury and resulting surgeries from slip and fall.


$1,000,000 – Products Liability: John Doe v. Fork Lift Company
Client sustained severe shoulder injury in a stand up fork lift accident.


$1,000,000 – Automobile Accident: Estate of Jane Doe v. Trucking Company
Client killed when semi-tractor crossed center median.


$1,000,000 – Automobile Accident: John Doe v. Pizza Delivery Company
Client severely injured by pizza delivery driver turning in front of him.


Bad Faith: Jane Doe v. Insurance Company
Confidential Settlement for 25 times in excess of bodily injury liability coverage.


Bad Faith: Estate of Jane Doe v. Insurance Company
Confidential Settlement approximately 20 times in excess of bodily injury liability coverage.


$900,000 – Car Accident
My client was walking through a parking lot and was hit by a car. My client sustained a broken ankle.


$900,000 – Medical Malpractice: Estate of John Doe v. Doctor and Hospital
Failure to order echocardiogram in a timely manner.


$900,000 – Negligence: Jane Doe v. Automobile Transport Company
Client burned when car engine caught fire.


$850,000 – Medical Malpractice: Jane Doe v. Doctor
Failure to diagnose breast cancer.


$767,000 – Insurance Dispute: Kraengel v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
Attorney’s fee award against State Farm for improperly refusing to pay insurance benefits.


$515,000 – Health Insurance: Dispute Estate of John Doe v. Health Insurer
Sued health insurer for refusing to pay for “experimental” treatment.


$437,500 – Premises Liability: John Doe v. Contractor
Client severely injured by a fall caused by contractor on construction sites.


$375,000 – Medical Malpractice: Jane Doe v. Hospital
Elderly lady injured by inappropriate administration of medication.


$360,000 – Automobile Accident: Bentley v. Starlight
Our minor client was struck by a car when exiting a bus. The claim was against the bus driver for negligently allowing the minor to exit the bus.


$300,000 – Car Accident
Our client sustained a leg injury when another driver crashed into his car.


$300,000 – Truck Accident
Our client sustained a back injury when another driver turned in front of his truck.


$300,000 – Automobile Accident
Client suffered broken arm when another vehicle crashed into his driver’s door. This case involved a third-party bad faith claim that resulted in a recovery at 30 times the applicable $10,000 policy limits.


$300,000 – Medical Malpractice: John Doe v. Doctor
Negligently performed radial keratotomy.


$300,000 – Dog Attack: John Doe v. Homeowner
Cable worker attacked by dog while servicing cable box.


$286,000 – Automobile Accident: John Doe v. Driver
Client sustained herniated disc in rear end automobile accident.


$250,000 – Medical Malpractice: Jane Doe v. Pap Smear Lab
Failure to properly read pap smear.


$250,000 – Automobile Accident: Jane Doe v. Driver
Our client sustained severe scalp injuries when a negligent driver turned in front of her vehicle.


$250,000 – Automobile Accident: John Doe v. Trucking Company
Our client was injured when he ran into the back of a semi-tractor illegally parked in emergency lane of I-4.


$225,000 – Car Accident
Our client sustained a neck injury as a result of a car accident.


$200,000 – Premises Liability: John Doe v. Apartment Building
Young boy scalded by hot water. Claim was against apartment management company for allowing water heater to be set too high.


$185,000 – Jet Ski Negligence: Jane Doe v. Jet Ski Operator
Client injured her back while riding as a passenger on a jet ski.


$150,000 – Medical Malpractice: Jane Doe v. Doctor
Negligent surgery causing nerve damage to arm.


$150,000 – Automobile Accident: Jane Doe v. Driver
Back injury due to automobile accident.


$150,000 – Automobile Accident: McMenamin v. Allstate
Our client sustained a mild closed head injury in a low speed accident with no appreciable property damage.


$150,000 – Insurance Dispute: States v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
Attorney’s fee award against State Farm for improperly refusing to pay insurance benefits.


$100,000 – Automobile Accident Jane Doe v. Driver
Back injury due to automobile accident.


$90,000 – Insurance Dispute: Wilkerson v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
Attorney’s fee award against State Farm for improperly refusing to pay insurance benefits.


$85,000 – Negligent Supervision: Lyle v. Orange County Public Schools
Our client sustained injures while undergoing hazing by members of the school band. We alleged that the county was negligent in allowing the hazing to occur.


$80,000 – Insurance Dispute: Rock v. Harbor Specialty Insurance
Attorney’s fee award against Harbor Specialty for improperly refusing to pay insurance benefits.


ERISA: Lozada v. Delta Air Lines Long Term Disability Claim
We were successful at trial proving that Delta was wrongfully withholding long term disability benefits from one of its employees.

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