Significant Cases

Johnson v. Chicago Insurance Co., San Bernardino County Superior Court Case Number VCV08441. Action for ‘bad faith’ against homeowner’s insurance carrier relating to earthquake damage. Action was resolved under a confidential settlement agreement.

Northshore Animal Center Inc. v. Peter Bontadelli, Director of California Department of Fish and Game State of California Department of Fish and Game et al., San Bernardino County Superior Court Case Number BCV6537. A lost bear cub which was returned to a veterinary hospital met the determined insistence of the California Department of Fish and Game that the bear be euthanized. Resolution of the action saved the life of the bear ‘Coconino’ who was transferred to a South Dakota Rehabilitation Facility.

Debbie Hall-Hollis v. County of San Bernardino, San Bernardino County Superior Court Case Number SCVSS106378. Personal injury case tried to verdict. With two back surgeries, the jury verdict was $960,800.00.

Hagmann v. California Lutheran University, Los Angeles County Superior Court Case Number SC026440. Wrongful death action for minor college student who met his demise through alcohol/GHB poisoning at a ‘dry’ university. Case is subject to a confidential settlement agreement.

Large v. First American Title Insurance Company, San Bernardino County Superior Court Case Number VCV8146. Action against title insurer for bad faith litigation and claims practices. After summary adjudication of essential issue against the insurer, the case was subject to a confidential settlement agreement.