$45.4 million jury award - “F.M.”, a minor, was repeatedly assaulted by as many as
15 different men between 2010 and 2012. The Department of Children and
Family Services (DCFS) of Los Angeles County was aware of the evidence
that F.M. was living with a convicted child molester, yet did nothing.
This was the #8 award in the State of California for the year.
$42.6 million settlement - Dozens of teens were sexually abused by Eric Uller, a
former PAL volunteer and Principal Technology Analyst with Santa Monica’s
Information Systems Department. The firm represented 6 of the 24 victims
who filed suit against the City of Santa Monica, which covered up Uller’s
$25.3 million verdict -
A 13-year-old boy was abused almost daily by a
supervisor at the Westerly School in Long Beach, California. Despite
suspicions of abuse by one former employee, and incidents involving other
teachers, none of this behavior is ever reported to the police.
$18.6 million verdict - A company president allowed his wife to drive the company-owned
vehicle four days after the wife failed DMV road exam; wife then caused serious
accident injuring a motorcyclist. Mallabo
vs. Wan Hai Lines (America)
$14 million settlement - Two adult women were sexually abused by their
middle school teacher recovered the largest "per victim" settlement
in the nation: $7 million each. Jane
Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 v. Moraga School District
$14.4 million verdict -
Improperly serviced asphalt truck caused chain
collision on freeway; two died and a surviving passenger suffered brain
$13 million verdict - 42-year-old truck driver rendered paraplegic after a
defective forklift toppled over on top of him while he was making a
$10.8 million verdict - A boy sexually abused by teacher off school premises. School
district previously received anonymous letter warning that teacher was acting
improperly with boys. William
S. vs. Bonita Unified School District
$8.75 million verdict - An unarmed 29-year-old man shot to death by Los Angeles County
Sheriffs. Montalvo vs.
Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept.
$8 million settlement - A 15-year-old girl was sexually abused and kidnapped by
her teacher at San Gabriel Mission High School. The Archdiocese of Los
Angeles agreed to pay $8 million in a settlement award. This is the
largest individual settlement agreement for a sexual abuse case in the
$5.4 million verdict
- Female raped at a West Hollywood nightclub by one of the club's
employees; Club held liable for negligent supervision and negligent security