TV falls on woman
A television and shelving fell from a cabinet
onto plaintiff's head, causing brain damage. (Confidential v.
Confidential, Los Angeles County Superior Court).
Noise causes tinnitus
Plaintiff claimed that she developed tinnitus as
a result of the loud crash of a vehicle through her fence and into her
yard where she was standing. (Wooden v. Ravelling, Los Angeles County
Bad road causes accident
Plaintiffs claimed that a dangerous and defective
condition of roadway resulted in a fatal accident and severe personal
injuries. (Waski v. State of California, Kern County Superior Court).
Student breaks neck
A high school student broke his neck and was
rendered a partial quadriplegic after seven to nine other students
"dog piled" on top of him. (Roe Plaintiff v. Doe School District,
Los Angeles County Superior Court).
A hospital resource director was harassed and
fired after complaining to the CEO that it was illegal to base his
performance evaluation on how well he "upcoded," a form of
Medicare fraud. (Forer v. St. Luke's Hospital, Northern District
Woman suffers foot drop
Plaintiff and defendant both claimed to have a
green light, with plaintiff suffering "foot drop" for eight
months. (Jaimes v. Poliakon, San Bernardino County Superior Court).
Office building defects
Metropolitan Life claimed that its buildings
suffered from water intrusion through walls, columns, decks, windows,
soffits and pot shelves. (Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. v. Dinwiddie
Construction Co., Orange County Superior Court).
Real estate fraud claimed
Plaintiff alleged that his dual-agent broker
secretly agreed that another prospective purchaser could submit a
winning bid on timber land after the offer period had closed. (Paye v.
Beitz, Nevada County Superior Court).
Low impact rear-ender
Plaintiff claimed soft tissue injuries from a
very low impact rear-end collision with no visual damage to either
vehicle. (Chess v. Van Hulten, Sacramento County Superior Court).
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