STROKE INJURY FROM MASSEUSE- $ 1,2000,000 (Case Confidential)
Plaintiff was a medical doctor who, several days after having a massage, had a stroke. With extensive searches of medical literature, and retention of nationally recognized neurologists, we establish the cause of the stroke was the massage, during which Plaintiff’s vertebral artery was dissected. Plaintiff was rewarded a large settlement.
PREMISES LIABILITY CASE- $ 950,000 (Case Confidential)
Plaintiff and his girlfriend took a vacation out of state to a timeshare. Upon their return, Plaintiff became violently ill and was ultimately diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease. We were able to trace the disease back to the hotel water supply.
COMMERCIAL TRUCK ACCIDENT INJURY- $ 1,200,000 (Case Confidential)
The Plaintiff, a plumber, was walking down the sidewalk on his way to work. A public works truck passing by hit a drop box and lost control, riding up on the sidewalk and struck the Plaintiff.
AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT- $ 676,000 (Case Confidential)
Plaintiff was driving down the road in Oakland when a pizza delivery driver turned left in front of him and caused a collision. Plaintiff had extensive pre-existing physical problems and limitations and the defense offered only $ 15,000.00, arguing all of the Plaintiff’s problems were present prior to the accident. With the jury out, the Defendant offered $ 200,000.00, which the Plaintiff rejected. The jury awarded a large settlement.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT- $ 186,000 (Case Confidential)
Plaintiff, on a motorcycle, was driving from Berkeley into Oakland on Adeline Street in the right lane. The driver of a small truck just ahead of the Plaintiff in the left lane merged to the right in front of the Plaintiff, knocking him off the motorcycle. Two independent witnesses in the car behind the truck insisted the Plaintiff passed them and was speeding and driving recklessly, and that the truck had already merged into the right lane when the motorcycle rear-ended them. Based on those witnesses, the Defendant’s offers were paltry prior to trial. We were able to prove the witnesses had to be wrong and could not have seen the motorcyclist and the jury agreed and awarded Plaintiff.
POLICE MISCONDUCT – $1,070,000 (Greer vs. City of Hayward)
James Greer was pulled over by a Hayward police officer on the evening of May 23, 2014 for suspicion of driving under the influence. He was dead an hour later, after a scuffle with several Hayward Police Department (“HPD”) officers, and one officer from the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (“BART”). A BART Officer recorded the encounter on his BART-issued body camera (“bodycam”). Greer’s son, the Plaintiff, brought this action against the City of Hayward, BART, and the officers alleging 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims for violation of the Fourth and Fourteenth amendments to the Constitution of the United States and for wrongful death under state law. Case was settled with both police agencies.
“DIRTY DUI” (Plaintiffs v. Contra Costa County)
We successfully represented two of the victims in the notorious “Dirty DUI” cases from Contra Costa County. Undergoing bitter divorces, their wives hired Christopher Butler, a former police officer, to set up our clients for driving under the influence. They would use the convictions to gain an advantage in pending divorce proceedings. Mr. Butler would set up meetings in bars between models and our clients. The models would encourage the men to drink to excessively. After dinking, the men were asked to follow them in their car. In the meantime, Mr. Butler would pre-position law enforcement colleagues and have the women drive by. The men would get pulled over and arrested. Confidential large six-figure settlement were paid by the police agencies and their wives.