Trial Results

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2017

AYALA & ROGAS adv. LINARES

March 28, 2017

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND

Defendants admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff claimed low back injury and subsequent two-level lumbar fusion. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $1 million. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $400,000. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $2.76 million. (12 day trial) Jury AWARDED PLAINTIFF $23,923.

Virani & Roshan Investments adv. Virani

January 25, 2017

COMMERCIAL – BREACH OF CONTRACT - BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY

Defendants denied liability.  Plaintiff claimed breach of contract and fiduciary duty as managing member. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $1.25 million. Defendants pre-trial offer $50,000. MATTER SETTLED DURING 3RD DAY OF TRIAL – CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT.

2016

LUCKY CAB COMPANY & RACOON ENTERPRISES, LLC. V. PRUDENTIAL AMERICANA, LLC

October 12, 2016
Phillip Emerson Represented Plaintiffs

COMMERCIAL – MISREPRESENTATION/FRAUD

Plaintiffs alleged misrepresentations during lease negotiations. Defendants denied liability. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $100,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $50,000. (8 day trial) Jury AWARDED PLAINTIFFS $708,177.

FENCING SPECIALISTS, INC. & HURLESS adv. FINNER

April 18, 2016

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND

Defendant admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff claimed neck injury (cervical facet injections) and low back injury with lumbar fusion and spinal cord stimulator. Defendant argued soft tissue injuries only, if any injury. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $4 million. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $50,000. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $6.8 million. Defendant argued Plaintiff not injured. (11 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANTS.

2015

LAS VEGAS PAVING CORPORATION adv. MR. K’S, LLC

November 20, 2015

COMMERCIAL – PROPERTY DAMAGE/FLOOD

Defendant denied liability. Plaintiff claimed Defendant’s traffic control barricades caused major flooding and damage to Plaintiff’s property. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $995,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $501. (8 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

2014

CAVEN adv. WOOD & ARMIJO

April 15, 2014

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND

Defendant admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff Wood claimed neck and low back soft tissue injuries and hip labrum injury. Plaintiff Armijo claimed neck and low back soft tissue injuries. Plaintiff Wood’s pre-trial demand: $170,000. Plaintiff Armijo’s pre-trial demand: $15,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: Wood: $130,000 – Armijo: $15,000 (withdrawn). During closing Plaintiff Wood asked jury for $500,000 & Armijo asked jury for $15,000. Defendant argued Plaintiffs not injured. (7 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

LAS VEGAS PAVING CORPORATION adv. COLEMAN

March 6, 2014

PERSONAL INJURY – BICYCLE/TRUCKING ACCIDENT

Defendant denied liability. Plaintiff sustained multiple significant bodily injuries requiring multiple surgeries. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $4 million. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $501. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $17 million. Defendant argued liability. (21 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

2013

LAS VEGAS PAVING CORPORATION adv. CONSTANZA

September 26, 2013

PERSONAL INJURY – TRUCKING ACCIDENT

Defendant denied liability. Plaintiff claimed neck and low back soft tissue injuries requiring pain management injections. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $150,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $50,000. MATTER SETTLED DURING 2ND DAY OF TRIAL FOR $50,000.

SERAFINI adv. STANLAKE

August 30, 2013

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND

Defendant admitted aggravated liability (DUI), but argued causation. Plaintiff claimed multiple bodily injuries including a neck injury requiring a cervical fusion. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $400,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $100,000. (10 day trial) Jury AWARDED PLAINTIFF $28,302.

ROBINSON adv. QUEZADA

May 16, 2013

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND

Defendant admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $18,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $5,000. (4 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

2012

LAS VEGAS PAVING CORPORATION adv. GARCIA

October 29, 2012

PERSONAL INJURY – PEDESTRIAN/CONSTRUCTION ZONE

Defendant denied liability. Plaintiff sustained multiple significant bodily injuries including a shattered left femur. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $200,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $20,000. During closing Plaintiff asked jury to decide verdict amount. Defendant argued liability. (10 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

LOPEZ adv. ARCHULETA

October 29, 2012

PERSONAL INJURY – FALL FROM LADDER

Defendant denied liability. Plaintiff sustained severe injuries, which rendered him a paraplegic. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $300,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $15,000. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $450,000. (6 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

2010

PAHANG adv. RICCI-WAGGE

April 5, 2010
Phillip Emerson Represented Third-Party Defendant

PERSONAL INJURY – RIGHT TURN ACCIDENT

Third-Party Defendant denied liability. Defendant claimed contribution and indemnity. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $30,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $11,051. Third-Party Defendant argued liability. (2 day trial) Jury AWARDED PLAINTIFFS $21,510 – Defendant 70% at fault ($15,057) and Third-Party Defendant 30% at fault ($6,453).

ELLIS CONSTRUCTION, INC. adv. APPEL

​February 12, 2010

PERSONAL INJURY – PREMISES LIABILITY – INHALATION TOXIC FUMES

Defendant denied liability. Plaintiff claimed reactive airways dysfunction syndrome and significant permanent disabilities. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $1.5 million. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $100,000. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $1.5 million. Defendant argued liability. (10 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

2009

DUMLAO ADV. ROSE

December 23, 2009

PERSONAL INJURY – FAILURE TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY

Defendant denied liability. Plaintiff claimed shoulder and elbow injuries and neck and low back soft tissue injuries. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $9,999. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $299. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $15,000. Defendant argued liability. (4 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

HAMLIN ADV. BRYAN

November 25, 2009

PERSONAL INJURY – PREMISES LIABILITY – TRIP & FALL

Defendant denied liability. Plaintiff sustained fractured ankle. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $125,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $10,000. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $125,000+. Defendant argued liability. (3 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

JUSTENSEN ADV. MONGE-BONILLA

October 15, 2009

PERSONAL INJURY – PREMISES LIABILITY – TRIP & FALL

Defendant denied liability. Plaintiff sustained a pneumothorax (collapsed lung). Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $60,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $25,000. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $112,000. Defendant argued liability. (1 day trial) Jury AWARDED PLAINTIFF $44,512.

2008

MURPHY ADV. THOMPSON

April 29, 2008

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND

Defendants admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff claimed neck injury with residual arm and hand numbness, low back soft tissue injury and TMJ injury. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $15,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $9,000. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $94,000. (5 day trial) Jury AWARDED PLAINTIFF $23,365.

ALL CITY LOCK & SAFE ADV. VANNAH

Februrary 7, 2008

PROPERTY LOSS - UNLAWFUL ENTRY

Defendants denied liability, arguing that locksmith acted within industry standard. Plaintiff claimed locksmith unlawfully opened safe for Plaintiff’s resident son, whom stole 28,000 in cash and a coin collection. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $16,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $500. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $28,287. (3 day trial) Jury AWARDED PLAINTIFF $16,972.

KREINS ADV. ADOLPHSEN

February 21, 2008

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND

Defendant denied liability, arguing sudden emergency defense. Plaintiff claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $15,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $3,601. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $24,583. (5 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

2007

SAHARA AIR CONDITIONING & UNDERBRINK ADV. GARCIA

November 30, 2007

PERSONAL INJURY – INTERSECTION ACCIDENT

Defendants admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff sustained multiple bodily injuries including low back injury and need for subsequent two-level lumbar fusion. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $1 million. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $500,001. During opening statement Plaintiff boarded case value at $3.6 million. MATTER SETTLED DURING 5TH DAY OF TRIAL FOR $1.53 million.

CITY OF LAS VEGAS & SCHMIDT ADV. PRICE, BAILEY, JIMENEZ, GUARDADO & ALLEN

November 20, 2007

WRONGFUL DEATH – PEDESTRIAN/DUI DRIVER

Defendants denied liability. Plaintiffs’ claimed wrongful death of their four deceased family members. Plaintiffs’ pre-trial demand: $2 million. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $501. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $4 million (including punitive damages). (6 day trial) Jury AWARDED PLAINTIFFS $1 million total (compensatory damages only).

MANIA ADV. MONTOYA

May 25, 2007

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND

Defendant denied liability. Plaintiff claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $11,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $1,001. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $25,000. (1 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

2006

ORVIS ADV. ALVAREZ & LOMELI

October 6, 2006

PERSONAL INJURY - REAREND

Defendant denied liability. Both Plaintiffs claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries. Plaintiff Alvarez’s pre-trial demand: $19,841. Plaintiff Lomeli’s pre-trial demand: $23,162. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $500 to each Plaintiff. During closing Plaintiff Alvarez asked jury for $7,460 and Plaintiff Lomeli asked jury for $10,662. (4 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

MADRUGA ADV. AGUILAR

August 19, 2006

PERSONAL INJURY – INTERSECTION ACCIDENT

Defendant admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff sustained significant multiple-level low back injuries and subsequent two-level lumbar fusion with permanent spinal cord stimulator and morphine pump. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $1.7 million. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $400,000. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $11,656,754. (6 day trial) Jury AWARDED PLAINTIFF $6,654,754.

LARA ADV. BEARD

March 7, 2006

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND

Defendant admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries and a left shoulder injury. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $25,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $2,001. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $10,210. (2 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

LAS VEGAS PLUMBING & HARRIS ADV. SMITH

February 14, 2006

PERSONAL INJURY – PARKING LOT ACCIDENT

Defendant admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff claimed a permanent low back injury. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $325,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $2,501. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $325,000. (3 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANTS.

2005

WILMAR CONTRACTING & MARTINEZ ADV. GREENER & VIGINERI

December 22, 2005

PERSONAL INJURY – INTERSECTION ACCIDENT

Defendants admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff Greener sustained multiple bodily injuries including left ankle fracture and lost career opportunities. Plaintiff Vigineri sustained left ankle fracture and hip injury. Plaintiff Greener’s pre-trial demand: $277,000. Plaintiff Vigineri’s pre-trial demand: $170,000. Defendants’ pre-trial offer to Greener: $125,000. Defendants’ pre-trial offer to Vigineri: $25,000. During closing Plaintiff Greener asked jury for $810,000 and Plaintiff Vigineri asked jury for $293,800. (4 day trial) Jury AWARDED PLAINTIFF GREENER $115,000 AND PLAINTIFF VIGINERI $22,800.

BAUTISTA ADV. RISING

December 14, 2005

PERSONAL INJURY – INTERSECTION ACCIDENT

Defendant admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff sustained multiple bodily injuries including chest, wrist, right hip and low back injuries, requiring lumbar spine surgery. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $250,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $25,000. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $950,000. (4 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

TENDERELLA ADV. WATT

May 20, 2005

PERSONAL INJURY – PREMISES LIABILITY – TRIP & FALL

Defendant denied liability. Plaintiff sustained fractured tibia. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $353,098. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $5,001. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $353,098. Defendant argued liability. (5 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

ROGERS ADV. CASTRO

April 8, 2005

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND

Defendant denied liability. Plaintiff claimed right shoulder injury with nerve impingement. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $29,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $15,000. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $25,000. (4 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

STRATTON ADV. ESTATE OF DUNCAN

March 17, 2005

WRONGFUL DEATH – MULTIPLE VEHICLE REAREND COLLISION

Defendant denied liability. Decedent passed away at the scene due to significant fatal injuries. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $999,999. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $100,000. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $3.3 million. (14 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

CROWDER ADV. BEAM-HAAKINSON

February 2, 2005

PERSONAL INJURY – PEDESTRIAN/AUTO ACCIDENT

Defendant denied liability. Plaintiff sustained fractured right foot. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $29,600. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $501. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $29,600. (4 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

2004

SEASHOLTZ ADV. WHEELER

November 17, 2004

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND

Defendant admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $23,372. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $13,501. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $26,500. (3 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

BENITO ADV. JAMES

November 1, 2004

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND

Defendant admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff Husband claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries and constant low back pain. Plaintiff Wife claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries. Plaintiff Husband’s pre-trial demand: $9,699. Plaintiff Wife’s pre-trial demand: $10,999. Defendant’s pre-trial offer to Husband: $4,501. Defendant’s pre-trial offer to Wife: $5,001. During closing Plaintiff Husband asked jury for $10,000 and Plaintiff Wife asked jury for $12,355. (5 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

DALE V. DOMETIC CORPORATION

October 14, 2004
Phillip Emerson Represented Plaintiffs

PRODUCT LIABILITY – REFRIGERATOR – FIRE – STRICT LIABILITY

Plaintiff alleged defective design and manufacture of refrigerator circuit board. Defendant denied liability. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $46,876. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $6,000. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $63,778. (4 day trial) Jury AWARDED PLAINTIFF $63,778. Post-trial, Plaintiff awarded $45,000 in attorney’s fees, $8,689 in interest and $14,246 in costs.

KNIPPENBERG ADV. LANG

October 1, 2004

PERSONAL INJURY – DOG BITE

Defendant denied liability. Plaintiff daughter sustained laceration of chin and right eyelid, which required eyelid and tear duct surgery. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $40,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $15,001. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $49,421. (3 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

WILSON & COHEN ADV. LIOCE

September 8, 2004

PERSONAL INJURY – INTERSECTION ACCIDENT

Both Defendants denied liability. Plaintiff claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries and required future back surgery. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $100,000. Defendant Wilson’s pre-trial offer: $12,000. Defendant Cohen’s pre-trial offer: $12,000. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $270,000. (3 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANTS.

WRIGHT ADV. GARCIA

September 3, 2004

PERSONAL INJURY – PRIVATE DRIVE

Defendant admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries and developed carpal tunnel syndrome. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $50,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $751. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $52,721. (3 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

KNIGHT ADV. NEEDHAM

July 29, 2004

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND

Defendant denied liability. Plaintiff claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries and psychological trauma. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $20,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $9,201. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $24,500. (3 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

CASTRO ADV. CABRERA

July 22, 2004

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND – FREEWAY

Defendant denied liability. Both Plaintiffs (Brothers) claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries. Plaintiff Nicholas’ pre-trial demand: $10,305. Plaintiff Gabriel’s pre-trial demand: $10,075. Defendant’s pre-trial offer to Nicholas: $5,001. Defendant’s pre-trial offer to Gabriel: $4,500. During closing Plaintiff Nicholas asked jury for $10,305 and Plaintiff Gabriel asked jury for $10,075. (4 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

TAHOE MANAGEMENT COMPANY & IACHELLI ADV. MONTALVO

April 7, 2004

PERSONAL INJURY – PREMISES LIABILITY- SLIP AND FALL

Defendant denied liability. Plaintiff sustained left shoulder rotator-cuff tear and right knee injury, both of which required surgery. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $40,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $299. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $24,500 in specials and reasonable amount for pain & suffering. (3 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

2003

ORR ADV. HOBBIE

September 22, 2003

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND

Defendant admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries with residual pain and numbness radiating into shoulders, arms, fingers and legs. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $14,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $1,001. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $15,300. (2 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

YOUNGER ADV. HICKS

August 27, 2003

PERSONAL INJURY – PREMISES LIABILITY – FALL

Defendant denied liability. Plaintiff daughter sustained a fractured humerus of the left arm, which required open reduction, implantation of internal fixation devices and subsequent surgeries. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $50,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $15,001. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $65,000. (3 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

LOWRY ADV. PERRY

August 15, 2003

PERSONAL INJURY – PARKING LOT ACCIDENT

Defendant admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries with residual pain and numbness radiating into shoulders, arms, hands and right leg. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $11,320. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $1,100. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $6,743 in specials and reasonable amount for pain & suffering. (3 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

DYKSTRA ADV. ZAMORA

July 11, 2003

PERSONAL INJURY – INTERSECTION – SIDESWIPE COLLISION

Defendant admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries and right shoulder injury. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $9,999. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $1,500. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $10,000. (2 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

CELESTINE ADV. TAYLOR

June 12, 2003

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND

Defendant admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries with residual pain and numbness radiating left shoulder, hands, fingers and leg. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $9,649.75. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $2,501. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $12,000. (3 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

CARLSON ADV. RITLEY

May 8. 2003

PERSONAL INJURY – INTERSECTION ACCIDENT

Defendant admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff claimed closed-head injury with residual post-concussion syndrome, facial sensory, personality changes and diminished professional capacity. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $69,999. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $25,001. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $128,000. (4 day trial) Jury AWARDED PLAINTIFF $4,372.

TENA ADV. CHILDERS

March 28, 2003

PERSONAL INJURY – FALLING OBJECT

Defendant admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries and shoulder injury. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $26,385. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $10,001. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $26,385. (3 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

GRODZINSKY ADV. SALAZAR

March 25, 2003

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND

Defendant admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries with residual headaches and neck pain. Plaintiff made no pre-trial demand. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $13,000. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $64,300. (5 day trial) Jury AWARDED PLAINTIFF $46,211.

2002

BOYER ADV. BULOSAN

October 6, 2002

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND

Defendant admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries with residual headaches. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $11,999. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $3,001. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $20,504. (3 day trial) Jury AWARDED PLAINTIFF $4,550.

NATIVIDAD ADV. HICKS

June 6, 2002

PERSONAL INJURY – T-BONE ACCIDENT

Defendant denied liability. Both Plaintiffs (Mother & Son) claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries. Plaintiff Mother’s pre-trial demand: $15,000. Plaintiff Son’s pre-trial demand: $15,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer to Mother: $2,501. Defendant’s pre-trial offer to Son: $701. During closing Plaintiff Mother asked jury for $15,000 and Plaintiff Son asked jury for $15,000. (3 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

SMITH ADV. CLEMMONS & STEWART

April 30, 2002

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND

Defendant denied liability. Both Plaintiffs (Clemmons & Stewart) claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries. Plaintiff Clemmons’ pre-trial demand: $6,000. Plaintiff Stewart’s pre-trial demand: $10,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer to Clemmons: $1,001. Defendant’s pre-trial offer to Stewart: $1,001. During closing Plaintiff Clemmons asked jury for $6,000 and Plaintiff Stewart asked jury for $10,000. (3 day trial) Jury AWARDED PLAINTIFF CLEMMONS $71.75 AND PLAINTIFF STEWART $5,000.

FRANK ADV. SAILOR

April 16, 2002

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND

Defendant admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries with residual headaches. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $25,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $7,137. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $25,000. (4 day trial) Jury AWARDED PLAINTIFF $9,200.

2000

DOMSKY ADV. FRAKES

September 5, 2000

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND

Defendant admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff claimed a two level lumbar disc disruption (L4-L5, L5-S1) requiring a two level lumbar fusion surgery. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $499,999. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $50,000. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $1,200,000. (6 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

GIANAKIS ADV. LABONTE

August 10, 2000

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND - DUI

Defendant admitted aggravated liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries with residual headaches. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $30,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $2,001. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $30,000 in compensatory damages and $10,000 in punitive damages. (3 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

CATANZARO ADV. VINEYARD

April 4, 2000

PERSONAL INJURY – PREMISES LIABILITY – DOG BITE

Defendant argued comparative liability on Plaintiff. Plaintiff sustained five scars to facial area; three visible at conversational distance and need for scar revision. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $75,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $7,501. During opening statement Plaintiff boarded case value at $53,000. MATTER SETTLED DURING 1ST DAY OF TRIAL FOR $7,500.

1999

PIERSON ADV. SCHWARTZ

September 21, 1999

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND

Defendant admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $10,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $501. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $12,250. (6 day trial) Jury AWARDED PLAINTIFF $4,310.

GILLIAT ADV. ADAMS

July 16, 1999

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND

Defendant admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries and temporomandibular joint injury. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $45,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $5,001. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $225,000. (3 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

WILLIAMS ADV. ONECHANH

June 4, 1999

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND

Defendant admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff Father claimed neck, left shoulder, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries, a concussion and left ear injury. Plaintiff Mother (pregnant) claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries and abdominal contusion. Plaintiff Daughter claimed bruises, contusions and post-traumatic anxiety syndrome. Plaintiff Father’s pre-trial demand: $15,000. Plaintiff Mother’s pre-trial demand: $15,000. Plaintiff Daughter’s pre-trial demand: $15,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer to Father: $7,501. Defendant’s pre-trial offer to Mother: $7,501. Defendant’s pre-trial offer to Daughter: $7,501. During closing argument Plaintiffs asked jury for $15,000 each ($45,000 total). (3 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

1998

ACOSTA ADV. YOST

October 15, 1998
Phillip Emerson Second Chaired Trial

PERSONAL INJURY – MULTI-VEHICLE REAREND

Defendant denied liability. Plaintiff sustained fracture left foot requiring surgery. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $9,700. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $4,000. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $9,700. (3 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

FULLER ADV. BALLARD

February 26, 1998
Phillip Emerson Second Chaired Trial

PERSONAL INJURY – REAREND

Defendant admitted liability, but argued causation. Plaintiff claimed neck, mid-back and low back soft-tissue injuries with residual headaches. Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand: $15,000. Defendant’s pre-trial offer: $3,001. During closing Plaintiff asked jury for $15,000. (3 day trial) Jury FOUND FOR DEFENDANT.

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