R E C E N T V E R D I C T S AND SETTLEMENTS:
$21,000,000 Verdict: England v. SME Steel Contractors, Inc. and Swinerton Builders, Inc. for a family whose husband was rendered a paraplegic at a construction site in San Mateo. The case was tried in San Francisco.
$20,000,000 Confidential Settlement in class action for violations of right of publicity.
$19,000,000 Confidential Settlement for head injury causing disability.
$15,000,000 Confidential Settlement for defective roadway condition causing wrongful death.
$14,000,000 Verdict, plus $2,100,000 workers' compensation payment for construction worker who fell on job site.
$11,000,000 Settlement for failure to give CPR resulting in brain damage.
$10,500,000 Verdict: Gorewitz v. Toyota Transport for family of Airborne Express driver killed by a Toyota transport truck while driving to work.
$10,500,000 Verdict: Vargas v. Carmel Development Company for ironworker who became a paraplegic as a result of construction site injury.
$8,000,000 Confidential Settlement arising out of construction site collapse.
$8,000,000 Confidential Settlement in class action for false classification as independent contractors.