|Failure to recognize drug's side effects
Defendants' failure to recognize the symptoms of
a drug prescribed to stop lactation led to the death of a young mother.
(Looney v. Henry, Stanislaus County Superior Court).
High school student harassed by ex-boyfriend
A school district did nothing to prevent a female student from being sexually harassed
by her ex-boyfriend. (Hall v. Albany Unified School District, Alameda County Superior
Discrimination against Jewish employee
A Jewish male employee was subjected to discrimination and hostile work environment at
Litton Systems. (Graber v. Litton Guidance & Control Systems, Los Angeles County
Bad faith by carrier
The award of punitive damages is believed to be the first one against a private
workers' compensation carrier. (Lance Camper Mfg. Corp. v. Republic Indemnity Co. of
America, Los Angeles County Superior Court).
Appraisal allegedly overstates value
Lenders claimed that they relied on an appraisal which overstated the fair market value
of property in an "as is" condition.
(Pacific Bay Service Corp. v. Bloomquist, Napa County Superior Court).
Psychiatrist allegedly slanders attorney
Plaintiff claimed that on several occasions defendant told third parties that plaintiff
was a child molester. (Roe v. Capobianco, Sacramento County Superior Court).
Metal float hits deckhand
A fishing vessel deckhand sustained cognitive/neurological injuries when he was struck
during a net deployment operation.
(Devatkin v. H&N Boat Inc., San Francisco County Superior Court).
Delayed delivery damage
Child born with cerebral palsy and mental retardation due to delayed delivery. (Vasquez
v. Lin, Los Angeles County Superior Court).
The manufacturer of relocatable classrooms sought indemnity from the provider of
defective plywood siding. (Gary Doupnik Manufacturing Inc. v. K-Ply Inc., Tehama County
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