OBTAINED DISMISSAL ON BEHALF OF REAL ESTATE AGENT AND MANAGEMENT COMPANY REGARDING FAILURE TO DISCLOSE TOXIC MOLD: Retained by insurer to defend real estate agent and management company regarding alleged professional negligence arising from a purported failure to disclose, discover or remediate toxi...
OBTAINED “NUISANCE VALUE” SETTLEMENT ON BEHALF OF GENERAL CONTRACTOR IN WRONGFUL DEATH SUIT FOR ACCIDENT AT OVERPASS CONSTRUCTION SITE: Retained by insurer to defend general contractor for wrongful death suit arising from pedestrian being struck by an automobile while crossing an overpass under construction. Obtained “nuisance value” settlement following initial “seven figure” demand.
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 OWNERS 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.
SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDED OFF-ROAD TROPHY TRUCK OWNER AND DRIVER IN WRONGFUL DEATH SUIT: Retained by insurer on eve of initial trial date to defend off-road trophy truck owner and driver in wrongful death suit. Obtained a change of venue, new trial date, and summary adjudication against off-road race sponsor.