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General Negligence, Premises Liability, and Personal Injury Cases

$12.3 Million Verdict
($8.3 Million Punitive)

Multnomah County Circuit Court, November 2002
Estate of Scott Groth v. Hyundai Motor Company, Inc.
Wrongful Death - Strict Products Liability
30-Year-Old Lathe Operator, Husband and Father
Struck and Killed When a Bronze Impeller Penetrated
the Hyundai Lathe’s Viewing Window and Door
Affirmed on Appeal, 209 OR App. 781 (2006)

$5.4 Million Jury Verdict
Multnomah County Circuit Court, April 1990
Harris v. Gilbert Pacific Corporation
Highway Design Defect
Car Lost Control on Uneven Pavement of I-5
Spinal Injury Resulting In Paraplegia - Contested Liability

$4.1 Million Jury Verdict
Multnomah County Circuit Court, May 1997
Richard and Dixie Sedy v. Columbia Distributing Co
Log Truck Collision with Disabled Semi on Freeway
Multiple Neck, Back, Knee and Shoulder Injuries
42-Year-Old Log Truck Driver Making $43,000/yr.
Total Disability - Disputed Liability
$750,000 Offer
$75,000 Past and Future Medical Bills
$1.5 Million Awarded for Future Lost Earning Capacity
$2 Million Awarded for Pain and Suffering
$500,000 Awarded for Wife’s Loss of Consortium Claim

$4 Million Jury Verdict
Multnomah County Circuit Court, 1992
Davis v. Gomaco Corporation
Products Liability - Brain Injury and Paralysis
42-Year-Old Construction Foreman
$800,000 Non-Economic Damages Award

$3.25 Million Settlement
Dade County Circuit Court, July 1994
Maxwell v. Ayers Aircraft, et al.
Turbo Jet Explosion - Airplane Products Liability
Severe Burns to 42-Year-Old Pilot

$3 Million Present Value
($15 Million Structured Settlement
for Surviving Family Members)

Multnomah County Circuit Court, December 2007
King Family v. Union Pacific RR, et al.
Wrongful Death - Personal Injury Claims
Train Collides with Car at Hazardous Rural Railroad Crossing in Oregon
Causing Death of 31-Year-Old Mother-To-Be
And Emergency Caesarean Birth of 29-Week-Old Fetus

$3 Million Jury Verdict
Multnomah County Circuit Court, March 2000
Estate of Ray Whitney v. Champion Road Machinery and Western Power & Equipment
Wrongful Death - Strict Products Liability
58-Year-Old Heavy Equipment Operator, Husband and Father
Crushed by Road Grader - Faulty Design of Seat Safety Device

$2.8 Million Settlement
U.S. Federal District Court - District of Oregon, May 2001
Estate of Dr. Robert Dunnington v. Macy Ranches
Wrongful Death Claim - Intersection Motorcycle Accident
50-Year-Old Orthodontist, Husband and Father from Ellensburg, Washington
Traveling Home Through Oregon to Washington From Medical Convention in Nevada
Struck and Killed by Defendant’s Flatbed Truck

$2.75 Million Settlement at Trial
Multnomah County Circuit Court, June 2004
Metschan v. Vermont Hills Family Life Center and City of Portland
Near Drowning of a 6-Year-Old Boy
Case Settled for Policy Limits After Two Days of Trial

$2.6 Million Jury Verdict
U.S. Federal District Court, March 1995
Pullen v. Millhouse
Negligent Discharge of Firearm at a Campground
Disputed Liability - Drunken Altercation Resulting in Permanent Disability of 29-Year-Old Husband and Father
Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome

$1.75 Million Settlement
Multnomah County Circuit Court, January 2001
Patricia Leininger v. B.F.I. Waste System
Design Negligence
Failure to Maintain Safe Premises
38-Year-Old CPA Fell Into Public Dump Pit
Broken Back; L1 Burst Fracture Resulting in Paraplegia

$1.6 Million Settlement
King County (Washington), March 2009
Church Youth Group Retreat
Negligent Supervision — Dangerous Premises
Head Injuries — Minor Children — Sledding Accident

$1.5 Million Settlement
U.S. Federal District Court, October 1995
Joe & Robin Golden v. A to Z Rentals
Auto Accident - Defective Trailer Broke Loose
27-Year-Old Sailor’s Brain Injury & Loss of Consortium
Policy Limits Case

$1.5 Million Jury Verdict
Multnomah County Circuit Court, April 1985
Green v. Ford Motor Company
Products Liability - Automobile Design Defect
Ford Pinto Roof Crush
Wrongful Death of 21-Year-Old Mother-Passenger
in a 1980 Ford Pinto Which Struck a Horse in the Road
Case was Featured on 60 Minutes
Affirmed on Appeal, 87 Or App 298 (1987)

$1.2 Million Jury Verdict
Multnomah County Circuit Court
Van Osdel v. Knappton Corporation
Automobile Accident - Brain Injury
Affirmed on Appeal, 91 Or App 499 (1988)
No Offer Case

$1.1 Million Jury Verdict
Multnomah County Circuit Court, April 2000
Lynn Wallace v. State Farm Mutual Insurance Company
Auto Accident Case
70-Year-Old Retiree Rear-Ended by Underinsured Driver
Cervical Fusion and Knee Surgery
Court Awarded Additional Statutory $430,000 Attorney Fee
We Collected 100% + Interest While Case Was on Appeal

$1.025 Million Jury Verdict
Multnomah County Circuit Court, January 1994
Murphy v. Familian Northwest
Rear-End Automobile Accident
Eye & Head Injuries - 74-Year-Old Retired Cook
$500,000 Non-Economic Damages Award

First $1 Million Jury Verdict 1983
Multnomah County Circuit Court, 1983
Reiger v. Foster Gardens Tavern
Tavern Liquor Liability
Automobile Accident - Brain Injury

$850,000 Settlement
U.S. Federal District Court - District of Oregon, September 1998
Estate of Stephen Ackers v. AGI, Inc.
47-Year-Old Husband and Father - Design Engineer
Third-Party Negligence Resulted in Wrongful Death on Construction Site Accident

$850,000 Settlement
Lane County Circuit Court, January 1995
Estate of Hubbard v. Delta Sand & Gravel Corp.
Wrongful Death - Construction Company Negligence
35-Year-Old Housewife & Mother
Construction Equipment Crushed Victim’s Car

$800,000 Settlement
U.S. Federal District Court, January 1994
Bacon v. Billabong Shipping & Exxon Corp.
Shipyard Negligence
Gangplank Fell on 33-Year-Old Construction Worker
Crushed Hips & Psychological Injuries

$800,000 Settlement at Trial
Multnomah County Circuit Court, 1988
Coleman v. Standard Electric, et al.
Products Liability - Wrongful Death
Design Defect and Manufacturing Defect
Winch Explosion Causes Death of Husband and Father

$777,000 Jury Verdict
Multnomah County Circuit Court, December 1995
Jon Bighaus v. Portland General Electric Company
Auto Accident - Admitted Liability
$300,000 Offer
30-Year-Old Self-Employed Contractor
Knee and Shoulder Injuries

$700,000 Jury Verdict
Multnomah County Circuit Court, 1991
Peterson v. R.L. Coats Construction
Failure to Warn - Highway Construction Site Accident
Plaintiff Drove her Vehicle off the Roadway
49% Contributory Negligence Finding
Back Injuries

$642,000 Jury Verdict
Multnomah County Circuit Court, February 1990
Hardt v. Columbia Plywood Corporation
Construction Site Accident - Shoulder Injury
Employers Liability Act Case
Affirmed on Appeal, lll Or App 353 (1992)

$590,000 Jury Verdict
U.S. Federal District Court, August 1994
Richards v. Collinsworth, et al.
Auto Case - 50-Year-Old Nurse Suffered Fractured Hip
Hip Replacement Surgery
$40,000 for Husband’s Loss of Consortium Claim

$585,000 Settlement
Multnomah County Circuit Court, August 1999
Jessica Waldron v. CYR Enterprises, et al.
Minor Injured When Hit by a Jet Ski
Multiple Chest, Back and Abdominal Injuries

$500,000 Settlement
Multnomah County Circuit Court, April 2002
Estate of John Nolan Griener v. Truckers Express, Inc.
Wrongful Death Claim - Auto Accident
81-Year-Old Retired Family Man

$500,000 Jury Verdict
U.S. Federal District Court - District of Oregon, February 1998
Joyce Lynne Allen v. City of Portland
Broken Arm & Psychological Damage to 31-Year-Old Woman
Police Misconduct - False Arrest - Excessive Force

$500,000 Settlement
Lane County Circuit Court, June 1997
Molly Taylor v. Fountain Villa Apartments Venture
Negligent Security - Premises Liability
35-Year-Old Tenant Raped by Assistant Apartment Manager
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Rape Trauma Syndrome

$500,000 Settlement
U.S. Federal District Court, November 1995
Teresa Lindseth v. Teknor Apex
40-Year-Old Fry Cook’s Burns and Traumatic Diabetes
On-the-job Fall onto Kitchen Floor into Hot Oil
Design Defect of Rubber Floor Mats

$500,000 Jury Verdict
Multnomah County Circuit Court, May 1995
Pentz v. Mutual of Enumclaw
Rear-End Auto Collision - Uninsured Motorist Policy Limits Case
42-Year-Old Teacher’s Aide - Two Neck Fusion Surgeries

$500,000 Settlement
United States Federal District Court, 1992
Stills v. USA
Jet Aircraft Aviation Negligence Case
Federal Tort Claims Act
Jets Spooked Horses Causing Injury to Two Elderly Riders

$500,000 Jury Verdict
Multnomah County Circuit Court, 1981
Tikka v. Bohemia Corp.
Motorcycle Accident - Pelvic Fractures
Contested Liability

$470,000 Settlement
U.S. Federal District Court - District of Oregon, August 1998
Gary Schultz v. Stone Forest Industries
Millwright Injured When Saw Connects with 650 Volt Electric Line
Negligence - Mill Owner and Auctioneer Negligence
Burn Injuries Over 19% of Plaintiff’s Body

$458,000 Jury Verdict
Coos County Circuit Court, June 1989
Clewell v. McCormick & State Farm Mutual Insurance
Automobile Accident and Insurance Bad Faith
Soft Tissue-Low Back Injury Partially Contributed to Later Surgery
$7,000 Offer - $458,000 Verdict
Full Judgment Plus 1/3 Attorney Fee Paid in Full in 1991

$450,000 Jury Verdict
Multnomah County Circuit Court, 1988
Albyn v. Kuhl Trucking
Rear-End Automobile Case - Eye Injury
Contested Liability - Multiple Vehicle Freeway Accident

$450,000 Jury Verdict
United States Federal District Court, 1984
Perkins v. Laitram Corporation
Products Liability, Arm Injury, Defective Design
Shrimp Processing Machine Accident

$400,000 Settlement at Trial
Multnomah County Circuit Court, December 1994
Lenox v. Scherzer Partners, et al.
Forklift Tip-Over Arising from Landowner’s Negligence
35-Year-Old Forklift Driver’s Foot Amputation
Contested Liability

$350,000 Jury Verdict
United States Federal District Court, April 1990
Waible v. Sun Shipping
Third-Party Maritime Case
Knee Injury - Award for Pain and Suffering Only

$350,000 Jury Verdict
Lane County Circuit Court, 1990
Pfleiger v. Dresslers Dairy Queen
Premises Liability
49-Year-Old Housewife Fell on Business’ Premises
Disputed Neck Injuries and Surgery

$300,000 Settlement
Lane County Circuit Court, September 1997
Estate of Widener v. Leroy and Farmers Insurance
Wrongful Death - Campground Shooting
Policy Limits Case
Homeowner’s Negligence

$300,000 Settlement
United States Federal District Court, 1992
Rivers v. Oregon Domestic Propane
Child Dart Out Case on Private Property
Contested Liability

$285,000 Settlement
Spokane County (Washington), September 2009
School Science Class Explosion
Burn Injuries
13 Year Old Jr. High School Student
Permanent Hand and Arm Scarring

$250,000 Jury Verdict
Multnomah County Circuit Court, April 1997
Sam Brooks v. Try-Maxx Parking
Auto Case
Admitted Liability with $20,000 in Medical Bills
Fractured Left Forearm with Surgery
No Lost Wages Claimed - $l00,000 Offer

$248,452.21 Settlement
Multnomah County Circuit Court, January 2000
Blake Dupont v. North Pacific Insurance
Auto Accident Case
Minor Passenger in Vehicle Hit by Uninsured Driver
Lumbar Fracture, Colon Tear, Multiple Contusions and Closed Head Injury

$225,000 Settlement
Multnomah County Circuit Court, September 1999
Estate of Matthew Schekel v. Sheridan Fruit Company
Wrongful Death - 26-Year-Old Single Bicyclist Hit Delivery Truck



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