SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDED LIMOUSINE BUSINESS OWNER IN AUTO-ACCIDENT: Retained by insurance carrier to defend a limousine business/service in a suit by one of its passengers after the limousine driver negligently crashed the vehicle causing severe injuries. Liability was undisputed. Damages were contested, with demands for settlement in excess of $500,000. Intense discovery unveiled that plaintiff suffered a similar post-accident injury while traveling outside the United States. Once the foreign medical records were obtained, plaintiff was forced to settle for less than $75,000 (substantially less than previously offered to plaintiff).
OBTAINED "NUISANCE VALUE" SETTLEMENT ON BEHALF OF HOTEL/LODGE OWNER IN "SLIP & FALL" LAWSUIT: Retained by insurer to defend a hotel owner for injuries arising from a hotel guest after a slip and fall caused him to break bones in his arm. Obtained "nuisance value" settlement after it was discovered that many current complaints were as a result of subsequent injury.