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Recent Settlements

  • Several student athletes victimized by hazing incidents.  Confidential 7-figure mediated settlement.
  • Confidential Settlement of Sexual Harassment case against airline
  • A passenger bus belonging to a national City-to-City bus service crashes, resulting in dozens of injuries to passengers. Multiple defendants including bus company and tire manufacturer. Two days of mediation conferences yield 100% settlement rate on first batch of claims. All settlements confidential. More mediation days to follow.
  • Multiple claimants injured on Recreational Equipment at Water Park.  Several days of mediation scheduled.  Confidential Settlements Reached.
  • Factory equipment accident resulting in a $7.5 million settlement
  • Spill at Gas Station allegedly causes environmental contamination. Full-day Mediation session results in Confidential Settlement
  • Target of police chase collides with plaintiff’s vehicle.  Plaintiff suffers severe hand, arm and leg injuries.  Defendant’s excess carrier disputes excess coverage.  Full-Day mediation results in settlement of $5.25 million, including settlement of coverage dispute and contribution from excess carrier.
  • Wrongful death–suffocation when breathing tube dislodged in hospital. Mediated Settlement of $4.7 million.
  • Personal Injury Case with two plaintiffs. Plaintiff vehicle struck by semi. Mediated Settlement of $4.5 million.
  • Cement truck rear ends plaintiff’s vehicle, breaking plaintiff’s back. Plaintiff had stopped for an emergency vehicle, and truck driver was texting when he collided with plaintiff’s vehicle from behind. Plaintiff becomes paralyzed after back surgery to repair injuries from the auto accident. Mediated settlement of $4 million.
  • Plaintiff suffers septic shock from a tainted medical product, resulting in near death.  Mediated Settlement of $3.5 million.
  • Plaintiff falls in sink hole resulting in seven leg surgeries.  Mediated settlement of $2.5 million
  • Death following Emergency vehicle chase — $2.3 million settlement
  • Bicyclist suffers traumatic brain injury when commercial van opens door in cyclist’s path. Mediated Settlement of $2.2 million.
  • Automatic industrial door knocked down worker, resulting in a multi-level fusion. Multiple defendants including property manager. Mediated global settlement in the amount of $2.2 million.
  • Product Liability Class Action, 11 cases mediated in one day. All 11 cases settled with a combined mediated settlement of $2.195 million
  • 7-yr-old minor burned by outdoor candle.  Mediated global settlement of $1.95 million from manufacturer and retail store where candle was purchased.
  • Minor drowns in apartment complex swimming pool. $1.9 million mediated settlement.
  • Fire Property Damage at Pizza Restaurant. Mediated settlement of $1.8 million.
  • Trucking accident.  Plaintiff suffers Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).  Mediated settlement of $1.75 million.
  • Vehicular crash results in a wrongful death and a traumatic brain injury; multiple plaintiffs and defendants. Global mediated settlement — $1.75 million
  • Claim against car wash valet — $1.75 million settlement
  • Developmentally disabled passenger stranded on bus in sweltering heat. Mediated settlement of $1.5 million.
  • Water Skier run over by small craft, resulting in wrongful death. Mediated Settlement of $1.5 million
  • Multi-car crash resulting in one fatality and one vertebral burst fracture. Multiple defendants. Cross complaints. Mediated settlement of $1.45 million.
  • Construction worker killed by right-turning tractor trailer. Mediated global settlement of $1.425 million.
  • Pedestrian knock-down, severe leg injuries — Mediated Settlement of $1.25 million
  • Residential construction project injury — $1.2 million settlement
  • Medical Malpractice Case.  Plaintiff alleges failure to diagnose misplaced pedal screw: failed fusion, severe neurological deficits, including CRPS and foot drop.  Mediated Settlement of $1,050,000 and $150,352.85 as full and final satisfaction of Worker’s Compensation lien.
  • Wrongful death in a trucking accident — $1.15 million settlement
  • Construction worker falls into empty swimming pool; multiple defendants and Worker’s Comp Lien. Multiple mediation sessions. Parties accepted mediator’s proposal — $1.01 million settlement
  • Pedestrian knock-down, caught on video camera, resulting in multiple fractures.  Mediated settlement of $1 million.
  • Veteran maintenance worker suffers severe (crushing) leg injury due to alleged product defect in an industrial sweeper. Mediated settlement of $1 million.
  • Trooper rear-ended at accident scene, requiring artificial lumbar and disc surgery.  Mediated Settlement of $1 million.
  • Plaintiff suffers a burst lumbar vertebrae fracture from auto accident.  $1 million mediated settlement.
  • Taxi cab/Limousine collision — $1 million settlement
  • Mediated multiple six-figure settlements in medical products Class Action
  • Product Liability dispute. Loading dock lift crushes plaintiff’s foot resulting in loss of two toes.  Mediated Settlement of $900,000.
  • Ironworker suffers broken pelvis and broken hip when he is knocked down by a falling gate. Multiple defendants. Mediated global settlement of $900,000.
  • Two minors suffered severe burns and scarring when unlicensed plumber leaves bottle of sulfuric acid at job site.  Third minor playing with bottle spills sulfuric acid on the other two minors.  Mediated settlement of $900,000.
  • Disabled truck rear-ended by motorist at dawn resulting in motorist shattering hip. Motorist sued trucking company, mediated settlement of $900,000.
  • Car wash attendant loses control of car resulting in plaintiff’s operated herniated disc — Mediated settlement of $900,000
  • 300-gallon water tank dislodges from trailer and crushes plaintiff’s ankle.  Mediated Settlement of $860,000.
  • Slip and Fall resulting in herniated disc and multiple surgeries. Mediated Settlement of $850,000
  • Plaintiff suffers severely torn rotator cuff  and knee injury after falling from ladder at an industrial.  Four co-defendants; two mediation sessions results in $810,000 mediated settlement.
  • Auto accident results in plaintiff suffering three-level cervical fusion. Mediated settlement of $800,000.
  • Plaintiff trips and falls on parking barricade, suffering torn rotator cuffs in each shoulder, as well as a back injury, requiring two shoulder surgeries and two back surgeries. Mediated settlement of $800,000.
  • Air traffic controller suffers concussion in auto accident. Claims memory loss. No Discovery. Pre-Suit Mediation results in $735,000 settlement.
  • Motor vehicle accident.  Plaintiff suffered multi-level un-operated herniated discs, and dashboard knee.  Mediated settlement of $700,000.
  • Plaintiff slips and falls in restaurant bathroom and suffers bimalleolar fracture of the ankle. Mediated settlement of $700,000 plus cost of mediation.
  • Pedestrian knock-down — $700,000 settlement
  • Toll way truck/car accident. Plaintiff suffered injuries resulting in three shoulder surgeries. Multiple defendants. Mediated Settlement of $650,000.
  • Pedestrian knock-down. Multiple facial and limb fractures. Mediated settlement of $650,000
  • Product liability in Medical Device that caused injuries to plaintiff’s shoulder and cartilage.  Mediated Settlement of $637,500.
  • Bicyclist killed in auto collision.  Mediated settlement of $600,000
  • Aerial ladder truck accident — $600,000 settlement
  • DUI fatality — $575,000 settlement
  • Construction worker suffers fractured leg after steel column falls on him.  Mediated settlement of $525,000.
  • Wrongful death of 42-year-old nursing home patient.  Nursing home failed to diagnose resident’s internal bleeding suffered from a fall outside of the nursing home.  Internal bleeding resulted in resident’s death.  Mediated settlement of $500,000.
  • Plaintiff slips and falls in restaurant bathroom after ice spills from urinal.  He suffers TWO-level lumbar fusion and a sprained knee. Mediated settlement of $500,000.
  • Plaintiff was passenger in vehicle involved in accident.  Suffered herniated disc requiring surgical repair.  Mediated settlement of $500,000.
  • Auto case involving security guard — $500,000 settlement (including a structural settlement)
  • FELA case.  Railroad worker injured, resulting in three-level fusion. Mediated settlement of $475,000.
  • Minor sexually abused by authority figure. Employer sued for negligence. Mediated settlement of $475,000.
  • Band teacher was passenger in vehicle, injured in auto accident, sustained broken hip. Mediated Settlement of $475,000
  • $450,000 Global settlement of back and neck injury on construction site involving both workers compensation and common law cases.  Parties accepted six-party mediator’s proposal.
  • Commercial truck collides with plaintiff (also driving a commercial truck). Plaintiff suffers back injury resulting in lumbar fusion. Mediated settlement of $450,000.
  • Legal Malpractice case over handling of medical malpractice case. Mediated settlement of $450,000
  • Child sustains brain injury at indoor playground. Mediated settlement of $450,000
  • FELA case.  Plaintiff injures back while helping a co-worker who had suffered a seizure.  Plaintiff required surgical fusion of discs.  Mediated Settlement of $445,056.
  • Two workers knocked down by forklift, each suffering hip and knee injuries. Mediated settlement of $430,000.
  • Tree trimmer falls from tree, sustains brain injury. Litigation against sub-contractor workers for allegedly causing the fall. Mediated settlement in the amount of $425,000
  • Professional drummer falls waste-deep into an open manhole. Plaintiff suffers ruptured urethra. Mediated settlement of $415,000.
  • Medical device products liability case. Mediated settlement of $400,000
  • Bicyclist fractures hip after falling on construction residue. Mediated Settlement of $400,000.
  • Slip and fall at Church. Mediated settlement of $400,000
  • Premises Liability Case. Police officer steps through rotten decking — Mediated settlement of $400,000
  • Woman cuts finger on exam table at veterinarian clinic, and develops RSD. Mediated settlement of $390,000
  • 3-car accident on expressway. Plaintiff suffers rotator cuff tear and meniscal tear resulting in two surgeries. Mediated settlement of $350,000
  • Van strikes car, plaintiff suffers traumatic brain injury. Mediated settlement of $350,000
  • Subrogation from fire loss at residential home due to major appliance fire. Mediated settlement of $325,000.
  • Medical Device Product Liability case. Plaintiff sustained loss of shoulder cartilage. Multiple defendants. Mediated global settlement in the amount of $350,000
  • Products liability case: home lawn product. Plaintiff suffered fractured femur — Mediated Settlement of $350,000, including a structured settlement for a portion of the settlement.
  • Premises liability matter. Plaintiff suffered rotator cuff tear, spinal fusion and concussion syndrome — Mediated Settlement of $335,000
  • Truck collision, plaintiff undergoes neck fusion. Admitted liability. Mediated Settlement of $325,000
  • Commercial dispute over alleged unpaid advertising commissions on buses and trolleys.  Plaintiff argued they were owed commissions for sales of advertising.  All-day mediation resulted in settlement of $300,000 in commissions to plaintiff.
  • Pedestrian knock-down — $300,000 settlement
  • Wealth Management Firm sued for financial malpractice — Mediated settlement of $275,000 + $1,000 donation to charity
  • Claimant trips on a threshold and falls, tearing his bicep and rotator cuff.  Mediated settlement of $250,000
  • Minor on a go-cart track, facial scarring, $250,000 mediated settlement
  • Bicycle-Truck collision, mediated settlement of $240,000
  • Construction worker suffers torn rotator cuff when saving a co-worker from falling. Mediated settlement of $200,000 plus waiver of the Worker’s Compensation Lien.
  • Subrogation dispute.  Major appliance allegedly malfunctions, catching fire and damaging home owner’s property. Mediated settlement of $200,000 after mediator issues Mediator’s Proposal.
  • Motor vehicle collision, plaintiff sustained injuries to elbow and knee. Mediated settlement of $200,000
  • Un-Married couple purchases house. Relationship ends, dispute over proceeds from the sale of the house. $200,000+ in dispute. Case resolved.
  • Auto-Truck collision. Plaintiff injured rotator cuff. Mediated Settlement of $187,500
  • Truck auto collision. Plaintiff had $110,000 in medical specials, dashboard knee injury with surgery, and whiplash syndrome. Mediated settlement of $185,000
  • Premises liability case, plaintiff suffers torn meniscus. Mediated settlement of $175,000
  • Petitioner asserts EEOC and related claims for harassment and retaliation due to alleged crude anti-Semitic remarks and disparate treatment. He tenders resignation and finds new employment.  Mediated settlement of $105,000.
  • Employment dispute:  Retaliatory Discharge claim.  Parties stayed arbitration proceeding to attempt mediation.  Full-Day mediation session leads to settlement of $80,000.
  • Wrongful Termination Dispute: Internet installer/ technician terminated for performance issues. Petitioner alleged age and disability (arthritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, sleep apnea) discrimination. Mediated settlement of $47,500.
  • Employment dispute. Terminated middle manager from Puerto Rico alleges national and race discrimination at new suburban plant. Mediated Settlement of $40,000.
  • Wrongful discharge dispute. Employee claimed retaliatory discharge for filing workers compensation claim, and alleged a violation of Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to provide reasonable accommodation. Mediated settlement of $23,000.