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Litigation Examples

The following are examples of the range of firm case types, verdicts and settlements since 2003:  
  • $36,640,000  Loan fraud/ retaurant and development financing/ judgment
  • $14,887,525  Oral surgery negligence --jury verdict for unnecessary and overly aggressive surgery, believed to remain the highest verdict in the nation 
  • $4,000,000   Discrimination/ Glass ceiling gender discrimination jury verdict against NYSE company, plus fees and costs
  • $1,900,000   Discrimination- Private Country Club discrimination jury verdict, plus fees and costs
  • $2,000,000  Medical Negligence/ Wrongful Death/Suicide settlement
  • $1,500,000   Securities Fraud jury verdict for software technology start-up fraud, plus fees
  • $1,900,000   SOX Whistleblower judicial award/ retaliation for Cheif Financnail Officer's refusal to engage in  accounting fraud, fees to be determined 
  • $1,500,000   Employment Discrimination--racial disparate treatment settlement
  • $1,200,000   Medical Negligence/Failure to Diagnose Cancer judgment at trial
  • $1,200,000   Medical negligence/ Gentamicin Overuse, settlement
  • $500,000      Employment Discrimination/ managerial harassment, settlement
  • $375.000      Wrongful Death in boating accident -capped by law
  • $300,000      Employment Gender Discrimination
  • $150,000      Employment Discrimination-Gender
  • $167,500      Employment Discrimination- Gender
  • $75,000        Employment FMLA/Pregnancy Discrimination

Bench Trials

  • Hague Convention: Successful challenge to Hague Convention Petition from Athens Greece, resulitng in mother and three children allowed to remain in US

Criminal felony litigation

  • Not guilty verdict for 3 strikes(life sentence mandatory) defendant charged with statutory rape, where defendant claimed to have no sexual contact at all with minor, but where DNA evidence tied a child allegedly born of the claimed sexual contact to the defendant with a 99.98 % probability. State v Kramer
  • Not guilty verdict for black 3 strikes defendant (life sentence mandatory) on Armed Robbery charges, where defendant was allegedly followed by police officers to a hotel immediately after the robbery, observed to enter, then arrested in cab leaving the same hotel with the white co defendant, with all robbery funds found in the cab with both occupants, thereupon immediately identified by the robbery victim in the field following the arrest, and where the convicted codefendant testified against the defendant at trial. State v Lockridge.
  • Dismissal of charges in pretrial evidentiary hearing for 51 year old woman falsely accused of molesting numerous children at a day care center in Washington.
  • Dismissal of charges pretrial for Russian teenager charged with accomplice to murder in a gang related homicide, where teenager was alleged to have been the member carrying the weapon, and witnesses reported statements made by defendant linking him to the crime

 OTHER EXAMPLES OF LITIGATION RESULTS 

  • Successful grand jury defense (decline) to DOJ investigation into British Petroleum environmental management in Anchorage, Alaska/Prudhoe Bay for North Slope manager, when environmental crimes were committed by local subcontractor. Included as part of a joint defense team of defense lawyers throughout the country and based in Seattle Washington.
  • Successful obtaining of a federal district court order against the US government to immediately return wild animals seized by the government to an Animal park;
  • Successful defense (dismissal) of Washington DC corporation (in Florida office) from employment discrimination claim.
  • Successful defense (voluntary dismissal prior to summary judgment) of plaintiff’s claim against a wild animal park, Cat Tales, for a claimed mauling by a tiger at the park.

 

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