Verdicts & Settlements

PERSONAL INJURY CASES IN SAN FRANCISCO & MARIN COUNTY

Selected Recent Case Victories

2017

January

Burchfield v. Belhumeur: Sonoma County motor vehicle vs. construction flagger accident settled for $160,000 prior to litigation.

February

Matthews v. Garcia: Sonoma County car accident injury claim settled for insurance policy limits of $15,000.
Earle v. Torres: San Francisco vehicle pedestrian accident injury claim settled for insurance policy limits of $15,000
Martinez v. Chavez: Petaluma car accident personal injury case settled for a total of $22,000.

March

Capra v. Anderson: Marin County personal injury car accident claim settled for $21,900
Wilcox v. Grable: Mendocino County car accident claim settled for $25,000
Ortiz v. Castanon: San Francisco motor vehicle accident injury claim settled for $15,000
Lee v. Wang: Rear-end car accident case settled for insurance policy limits of $100,000.

April

Confidential v. Confidential: Disputed liability injury case settled for $125,000
Middleton v. Kingsbury: Sonoma County car accident personal injury claim settled $70,000

May

Garriott v. Quirante: Roll-over car accident in Marin County injury claim settled for insurance policy limits of $50,000.
Kem v. Snider, et al: Sonoma County rear-end car accident case settled for a total of $35,000.

June

Matthews v. CSAA:Sonoma County motor vehicle accident claim settled for a total value of $214,000.

July

Confidential v. Confidential: Disputed liability injury case settled for $150,000 in litigation.

2016

January

Gasper v. Marin: Sanitary Services Injury claim resolved for $165,000.
Hofmann v. Bowers: San Francisco motor vehicle accident settled for 3rd party insurance policy limits of $50,000
Tupas v. Roylance: Sonoma County highway rear-end motor vehicle accident injury claim settled for $10,164
Capra v. Roylance: Sonoma County highway rear-end motor vehicle accident injury claim settled for $13,115

February

Lynn v. South Novato Animal Hospital: Injury case settled for $100,000
Diamond v. Biles, et al.: Premises liability personal injury case settled for $60,000
Donald v. Cramajo: San Francisco motor vehicle bodily injury accident settled for $25,000

March

Confidential v. Confidential: Disputed causation Marin County motor vehicle accident case settled for a total of $165,000. Defendants disputed that minor car accident caused brain injuries that appeared weeks afterward.
Kenny v. Hurley: Marin County car accident case settled for $44,800
Fore v. Xiong: Oakland motor vehicle vs. pedestrian bodily injury case settled for $36,000

April

O'Reilly v. Sturm: Motor vehicle accident bodily injury claim in Marin County resolved for $120,000
Hansen v. Hernandez: Sonoma County car accident personal injury claim settled for a total of $27,000.
Aidyn G. v. City of Novato: Minor's claim for injuries as a result of assault by City employee settled for $15,000

May

Badette v. Chavez: Sonoma County motor vehicle accident settled for $22,000.
Freya v. Geico Indemnity Company: A minor girl's claim for bodily injury after an unidentified taxi ran over her foot in San Francisco, causing a minor fracture, was settled for $40,000.
Kilgore v. Thomson: Sonoma County motor vehicle vs. wheelchair collision injury case resolved for all available policy limits of $15,000

June

Besold v. Hup, Inc., et al.: Marin County slip-and-fall premises liability injury case against Sausalito restaurant settled for $47,500 at mediation.
Tournahu v. Dimengo: Marin County motor vehicle vs. pedestrian case settlement for all available policy limits of $25,000.

July

Saluemphonh v. Albeco, Inc.: Marin County slip-and-fall premises liability injury case against Sausalito restaurant settled for $47,500 at mediation.

August

Calvosa v. Mercury Insurance : Motor vehicle bodily injury underinsured motorist claim settled for $30,000.

September

Lauer v. Kenzy: Sonoma County motor vehicle rear-end accident injury claim settled for $30,000.

October

Beck v. Flint: Alameda County motor vehicle personal injury claim settled for $16,000.
Levy v. Fong: Alameda County bicycle accident injury claim settled for $17,450.
Alton v. Jones: Sonoma County motor vehicle vs. bicycle injury case settled for $20,000

November

Caliguire v. Chemla: Marin County motor vehicle personal injury case settled for $70,000.
Mercury v. Calderon: Marin County car accident injury claim settled for $11,000
Wright v. Tak: San Francisco motor vehicle accident claim settled for insurance limits of $15,000.

December

Zavala v. Carlton Senior Living, LLC: Wage and hour class action case approved by court in the amount of $950,000 in Contra Costa County.
Escobar v. Trappe: Marin County car accident personal injury claim settled for $17,000.

2015

January

Jones v. Community Action Marin: Injury claim settled for $20,000
Lyon v. Canas: Marin County rear-end motor vehicle accident claim settled for liable party's insurance policy limits of 15,000.
Davis v. Tobias: Sonoma County premises liability, personal injury case settled for $31,000.

February

Clancy v. Confidential: Sonoma County premises liability personal injury claim settled for $101,500
Garcia v. Marinwood Community Services District: Injury claim settled for $52,000.

March

Hall v. Galvin: San Mateo County: pedestrian struck in crosswalk by vehicle. Personal injury claim settled for $38,139.
Crivello v. Ratto Group: Sonoma County personal injury case settled for $25,000
D'Onofrio v. Padilla, et al.: San Francisco personal injury premises liability case settled for $18,000.
Collings v. Safeway: Marin County injury claim settled for $15,000
Cook v. Wong: San Francisco motor vehicle accident, bodily injury claim settled for $7,500.

April

Jordan v. Hextrum: Motor vehicle personal injury claim settled for $35,200
Jones/Jamerson v. Stassevitch: Highway 580 rear-ender motor vehicle personal injury claims settled for $20,000.
Wade v. Building Care Systems, Inc.: Marin County slip-and-fall bodily injury claim settled for $16,831

May

Rice v. Softsapce South, Inc.: Negligence personal injury case settled for $56,406
Gash v. Estes: Marin County rear-end motor vehicle accidents personal injury claims settled for $13,925.

June

Confidential v. Confidential: Wage and hour employment class action case settled for $739,000. Complaint alleged wage violations including failure to pay proper overtime rate, provide meal and rest breaks, and other violations.
Goldstein v. Angell: Sonoma County car accident case settled for $23,500.
Calvosa v. Martin: Car accident personal injury claim settled for the liable third party policy limits of $25,000
Hagemann v. Strang: Sonoma County personal injury motor vehicle acciednt claims settled for $21,000

July

Tieu v. Lau: Hit and run, Santa Clara County automobile accident injury case settled for $45,000
Klyse v. Wilson: Marin County motor vehicle vs skateboarder injury accident settled for $13,000
Nannery v. Olson: Marin County motor vehicle accident claim settled for $10,000

August

Confidential v. Confidential: Personal injury lawsuit settled for $240,000
Gonzales v. Garrett: Marin County car accident injury case settled for $25,000
Pashilk v. Marin Sanitary Services, Inc.: Worker's compensation injury claim settled for $65,000
Shedden v. State Farm Insurance: Motor vehicle-bicycle collision, hit and run, uninsured motorist claim settled for $18,576

September

Palmer v. Marin Sanitary Service, Inc: Worker's compensation claim settled for $40,000.
Stogner v. Beronio Lumber: Worker's compensation claim settled for $100,000
Confidential v. Benattar Marble & Granite, Inc.: Worker's compensation claim settled for $32,000

October

Olivier v. Loshin: Marin County motor vehicle vs. pedestrian personal injury case settled for $150,000 prior to trial.
Orleans v. Meridian Health Services, Inc.: Marin County worker's compensation claim settled for $25,000.
Valentine v. Pharmaca: Marin County worker's compensation claim settled for $20,000
Giragossian v. Perez: Marin County car accident injury case settled for $9,000
White v. Produce Quetzal: San Francisco motor vehicle-truck accident case settled for $10,000
Conley v. Prosche: Marin County bodily injury claim settled for $11,000
Jordan v. Bertolozzi: San Mateo County car accident claim settled for $10,481

November

Craig v. Tafreshi, et al: Marin County motor vehicle accident cases settled for $16,700
Fisher v. Pure Limousine Services, Inc.: Marin County car accident case settled for $10,000
Rickard v. Mad Max Hydroponics: Sonoma County slip and fall bodily injury claim settled for $7,500
Walton v. Gerber: Sonoma County motor vehicle bodily injury claim resolved for $15,000

December

Ayala v. McAdams: San Francisco motorcycle accident case settled for 3rd party limits of $50,000
Peirano v. Larkspur Isle HOA: Marin County premises liability case resolved for $20,000
Cameron, et al v. Pure Limousine Services, Inc.: Marin County car accident cases settled for $10,000.

2014

January

Shuping v. North Bay Center, LLC: Premises liability, personal injury claim in Marin County with ankle injuries settled for $127,000.
Aragon v. Prince: Pedestrian hit in crosswalk by motor vehicle personal injury case in Alameda County settled for $85,000

February

Confidential v. Confidential: Individual unpaid wages claim settled for $30,000 to compensate employee for unpaid overtime.
Zimmer v. UPS, et al: Marin County personal injury auto accident claimed settled for $16,750 after UPS truck driver collided with claimant's car.

March

Covillo, et al v. Specialty's Cafe & Bakery, Inc.: Federal Magistrate Judge grants Plaintiffs’ Motion for Final Approval of wage and hour class action settlement of $2,000,000 and awards $600,000 in attorney’s fees, $8,000 in incentive payments to each named Plaintiff, and $50,000 in costs expended by class counsel. Settlement included compensation to a meal and rest break class, tip pool subclass, delivery driver subclass, unpaid overtime subclass, and unpaid reporting time subclass. James Rush is a named class counsel in the case for approximately 3,700 employees.
The federal judge’s court order stated: “The court finds that class counsel has obtained substantial results in this case… Class counsel took a significant risk in investing in this case and was able to secure a meaningful result for the class. The court also finds that class counsel skillfully represented Plaintiffs and the putative class in pursuing this action and successfully negotiating a settlement.”

April

Espina v. Kentfield Rehab, et al.: Worker’s compensation injury case settled for $49,500 for permanent disability and future medical care.
Dalton v. Blakes Landing Farms: Worker’s compensation injury case settled for $60,000 for permanent disability and future medical care.

May

Lezcano v. Traveler's Insurance, et al: Worker’s compensation injury case settled for $45,000 for permanent disability and future medical care.
Manasa v. Newman: Motor vehicle accident, personal injury case settled for $25,246.
Johnston v. Wallace: Motor vehicle collision, personal injury claim settled for $13,500.
Ochoa v. Nims: Car accident bodily injury case settled for $11,300.
Fishman/Whitten/Collins: Motor vehicle accident, personal injury cases settled for a total of $15,000.

June

Cox v. Reed: Slip and fall premises liability case where Plaintiff fell down dangerous staircase settled for $44,990.
Lewis v. Sears, Roebuck & Co: Slip and fall premises liability case settled for $60,000
Coverdale v. Rojas: Motor vehicle v. pedestrian case settled for insurance policy limits of $25,000.

July

Stewart v. Fischer: Motor vehicle collision bodily injury claim settled for $10,500.
Magri v. Warren: Motor vehicle rear-end collision personal injury claim settled for $15,465.

August

Ghadiri v. Hansel Dealer Group: Worker’s compensation injury case settled for $35,000.

September

Stewart v. Judge: Rear-end motor vehicle accident injury claim settled for $22,113.
Bignardi v. Aramark: Worker’s compensation injury case settled for $128,000.
Lococo v. Brown: Motor vehicle rear-end accident personal injury claims settled for total of $9,611.

October

Ogilvie v. Walker: Car accident personal injury claim settled for liable third-party insurance limits of $25,000.
McLane v. Steadfast Investment Properties, Inc., et al.:Premises liability and general negligence personal injury case settled for $15,500 prior to jury trial.
Confidential v. Confidential: Slip-and-fall premises liability personal injury case against a public entity settled for $19,500 during litigation.
Murphy v. Diaz: Personal injury car accident claim settled for a total of $9,500.
Zollner v. Canas: Motor vehicle bodily injury claim settled for $9,000.

November

Confidential v. Confidential: Individual wage and hour employment federal lawsuit alleging unpaid overtime and missed breaks settled for $77,000.
Conrfidential v. Confidential: Individual wage and hour alleged unpaid wages and overtime settled for $25,000.
Quiroz v. Rite Aid Corporation: Injury case settled for $30,000.
Guimont v. McBride: Injury case settled for $20,000.
Nye v. Chapdelaine: Sonoma County bodily injury insurance claim for rear-end vehicle accident settled for $19,500.
Wachtel v. White: Sonoma County personal injury case for broadside car accident settled for $10,000.

December

McQueen v. Sutter Home Winery: Injury claim settled for $70,000.
Ogilvie v. State Farm: Underinsured motor vehicle, personal injury claim settled for $19,000.
Wade v. Abe: Motor vehicle accident claim settled for $9,000.

2013

January

Zurcher v. Lichtenwalter: Personal injury car accident claim settled for $15,000.

February

Kalinkina v. Bishop: Personal injury car accident claim settled for $12,000.

March

Zeuli v. Yu: Personal injury claim, pedestrian struck in crosswalk by motor vehicle claim settled for $105,000.

April

Confidential v. Confidential: Individual employment law case for unpaid wages against restaurant settled for $28,500.

May

Confidential v. Confidential: Class action employment wage and hour case settled for $2,000,000.

June

Azoubel v. Douglas: Auto accident personal injury claim settled for $15,000.
St. Clair v. Moritz: Car accident personal injury claim settled for total compensation of $27,000.
Johnson v. Jackson: Motor vehicle personal injury claim settled for $14,000.

July

Confidential v. Confidential: Employment claim settled for $40,000.

August

O'Sullivan, et al v. AMN Services, LLC, et al: Class action employment wage and hour case against a publicly-traded company on behalf of traveling nurses and surgical techs settled for $3,000,000.

September

Sullivan and Fujita v. City of San Rafael, et al: Civil rights police misconduct case based on a warrantless entry into private home and use of a Taser against one of the homeowners. Plaintiffs alleged the warrantless entry was a violation of their 4th Amendment rights, that the use of the Taser constituted excessive force in violation of U.S.C. Section 1983, and other uses of force against both homeowners constituted excessive force. The case was filed in the United States District Court, Northern District of California and settled for $185,000.

October

Confidential v. Confidential: Class action employment wage-and-hour case settled for $400,000.

November

Covillo, et al. v. Specialty's Cafe & Bakery, Inc.: Federal Magistrate Judge grants Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action settlement in the amount of $2,000,000 and names Attorney James Rush as a class counsel for approximately 3,700 employees. See the order here. Order Granting Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action

December

Dennis v. Bumgarner: Pedestrian injured after being struck in crosswalk by Defendant’s motor vehicle. Marin County Superior Court case settled for $425,000 on behalf of the injured pedestrian.

2012

January

Johnson v. Mill Valley Lumber Company: Worker's compensation case settled for $275,000
Pearce v. Petaluma Valley Hospital: Worker’s Compensation cases settled for $15,000.

February

Yantas v. Detar: Worker’s compensation case settled for $275,000.

March

Confidential v. Confidential: Personal injury cases settled for $36,890.

April

Akers v. Cardoza: Personal injury case. 83 year-old pedestrian hit in crosswalk. Case settled for $35,000.

May

Confidential v. Confidential: Disputed employment termination claim settled for $16,919.

June

Confidential v. Confidential: Wrongful termination lawsuit against major corporation settled for $24,000.

July

Confidential v. Confidential: Personal injury claim settled for $13,000.
Gomez v. Downtown Ignacio Tow, Inc.: Worker’s Compensation case settled for $38,215 and other benefits.

August

Confidential v. Confidential: Personal injury, motor vehicle accident settled for $28,500.
Allen v. Trickle et al: Personal injury, motor vehicle accident settled for $12,000

September

Merlo v. Peets Operating Company, Inc.: Personal injury, slip and fall claim settled for $25,000.
O'Sullivan v. Marin General Hospital: Worker’s compensation claim settled for $35,000 and other benefits.

October

Confidential v. Confidential: Sexual harassment, wrongful termination case settled for $150,000.

November

Valeros v. City of Brentwood: Sexual harassment, wrongful termination case settled for $150,000.
Ferreya v. Maldonado Vineyard Management: Worker’s compensation claim settled for $45,000

December

Goldstone v. Ford Motor Company: Lemon law claim against auto manufacturer settled for $37,500.

2011

January

Jalo v. United States: Personal injury case against defendant United States of America due to negligent operation of a U.S. Geological Survey truck settled for $50,000.

May

Confidential v. Confidential: Personal injury case settled on behalf of Client who was injured due to the negligence of a landowner in maintaining his property. Defendant disputed liability. Case settled for a total of $160,000.

June

Confidential v. Confidential: Multi-plaintiff wrongful termination case resulted in award of $778,000.

July

Confidential v. Confidential: Personal injury case settled on behalf of Client who made insurance claim for injuries suffered in motor vehicle accident. Disputed injuries. Case settled for $45,000.

August

Confidential v. Confidential: Legal Malpractice case settled for $60,000 on behalf of Client who sued former attorney for failure to file a case within the statute of limitations.

November

Jimenez v. Kortum: Sonoma County jury verdict in the amount of $366,221 for broken femur suffered by 7 year-old boy. Total compensation paid by Defendant: $390,054.

2010

March

Ince v. Barrera: Personal injury case where Client was struck by a negligently operated vehicle. The case settled (in part) for $260,000.

June

Confidential v. Confidential: The Law Offices of James D. Rush negotiated a separation package of $55,000 for an employee based on alleged disability discrimination.

August

Confidential v. Confidential: The Law Offices of James D. Rush negotiated a separation package of $31,000 for an employee based on alleged harassment.

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