Personal Injury Lawyer Results

Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff and all Arizona cities and communities

These are real results from real cases. However, the result in any particular case will be based on that case’s specific factual and legal circumstances.

  • $60 million verdict in aviation case against Beech Aircraft Corporation for defective design of the Beech 58P Baron. This verdict was reduced by the Court and subsequently settled for a confidential amount.
  • Two cases in excess of $3 million each involving crossing collisions at railroad crossings.
  • $2.6 million for the “Downwinders” litigation against the US Govt. for negligently and knowingly exposing the citizens of southeast Nevada, south Utah and northern Arizona to radioactive fallout from the atmospheric atomic testing that occurred from 1952 until 1962 in Yucca Flats, Nevada, resulting in cancer and leukemia (reversed by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals holding the government to be immune from suit because of the threat to national security).
  • $4.25 million verdict in birth injury case involving substandard fetal monitoring.
  • $4.5 million verdict in personal injury case involving a construction foreman who was struck in the chest by a piece of equipment being demonstrated for trenching.
  • $3.1 million verdict for defective design of restraint system (reversed on appeal due to change in law after verdict).
  • $3 million verdict for defective and inadequate labeling on toxic electroplating solution causing permanent hypersensitivity to workplace substances.
  • $2.3 million verdict in insurance bad-faith case involving failure to offer policy limits.
  • $1.25 million verdict in industrial accident case.
  • $1.158 million jury verdict in subprime lending case included $1 million in punitive damages. Subsequently settled for a confidential amount.
  • $400,000 jury award in compensatory damages and $600,000 in punitive damages on defamation and invasion of privacy/false light claims. Settled after verdict for a confidential amount.

Business Lawyer Results

  • $15 million verdict in racketeering case resulting from altering documents in real estate escrow file.
  • Over $6 million in benefits for the State of Arizona in settlement of an antitrust case against a natural gas distributor.
  • $1.7 million settlement of business fraud case resulting from altering and forging documents in real estate escrow file.

Other notable results:

  • Shell Oil Co. v. Gutierrez, 119 Ariz. 426, 581 P.2d 271 (App. 1978). Upholding jury verdict of $2 million in product liability cased based on inadequate warnings of danger of empty xylene barrels.
  • Vallentine v. Taylor Investment Co., 305 F.Supp. 1104 (D.Colo. 1969) (upholding diversity of jurisdiction). Followed by jury verdict for what was then the largest amount ever rendered in Colorado federal courts in premises liability action against franchisor.
  • Bell v. Great American Insurance Co., not reported. Class action construction defect/insurance coverage case. Trial court entered judgment finding subcontractors negligently caused damage to homes in subdivision; insurers of general contractor settled coverage action in November 2008 for $9 million.
  • UIM and liability claims for badly injured passenger settled for $2 million.
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