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  • $25,360,000

    Wrongful Death

    Product Defect and Negligence

    Confidential
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  • $15,771,234

    Wrongful Death

    Amy Ringdahl et.al. vs. Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, Inc. and Rafael Garcia

    On March 25, 2015, a San Diego Superior Court jury returned a verdict of $15,771,234 for the family of Eric Ringdahl, who was killed at age 45 while riding his bicycle in the bicycle lane in Carlsbad, California on Sunday, April 21, 2013. He was struck at 7:30 a.m. by a vehicle driven by Rafael Garcia. Mr. Garcia drifted into the bicycle lane, violently striking and killing Eric Ringdahl.

    Eric Ringdahl was the Director of Sales for North and South America for Cytori Therapeutics, Inc., a cell therapy biotech company. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Amy, and three children, Cole, 11, TyraSoleil, 10, and Cayman, 7.

    The verdict is the largest net verdict for a single family in San Diego history. A confidential settlement was reached with Alvarado Hospital before trial.

    Amy Ringdahl et.al. vs. Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, Inc. and Rafael Garcia; San Diego Superior Court Case No. 37-2013-00074300-CU-PO-CTL.

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  • $14,000,000

    Wrongful Death

    Bicycle Death Case

    Confidential Case
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  • $12,500,000

    Legal Malpractice

    Legal Malpractice

    Confidential
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  • $11,325,880

    Business Disputes

    Pacific Landmark vs. San Diego Unified Port District

    This lawsuit was brought on behalf of the owners and developers of the Marriott Hotel in San Diego for the delay in the construction of the San Diego Convention Center. The Convention Center was to be located next to the Marriott and its delay caused the hotel to lose business that it otherwise would have had if the Convention Center had been completed on time. The Port of San Diego paid $11,325,880 to settle the case. Other defendants, including the architects of the Convention Center, settled for confidential amounts.
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  • $9,515,000

    Wrongful Death

    Product Defect

    Post Collision Fuel Fed Fire
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  • $9,000,000

    Wrongful life/Wrongful birth

    Failure of Genetic Testing

    Confidential Case
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  • $8,027,154

    Negligent Truck Operation

    Henline vs. Jackson Towing

    Client was injured when she swerved to avoid a towing truck that started to change lanes. This caused her to lose control of her vehicle and hit the center median. Jackson Towing claimed that neither its truck nor any of its drivers were involved. The jury found otherwise and found negligence on the part of Jackson Towing.
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  • $8,000,000

    Wrongful Death

    Product Defect - Seatbelt Design

    Confidential
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  • $7,830,000

    Catastrophic Injury

    Negligent Truck Operation – Loss of Leg

    Confidential
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  • $7,830,000

    Worker Safety

    Acosta v. Industrial Asphalt

    In Acosta v. Industrial Asphalt, the plaintiff worker suffered serious injuries when he was partially run over by an asphalt truck that was backing up.
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  • $7,500,000

    Business Disputes

    Intellectual Property Misappropriation

    Confidential
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  • $7,500,000

    Catastrophic Injury

    Negligent Truck Operation

    Confidential
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  • $7,500,000

    Catastrophic Injury

    Confidential v. Western Trucking

    The firm represented a woman who was walking near her home when she was struck by a tractor-trailer entering a construction site. Her legs were badly damaged, and was seriously injured. The truck driver claimed she walking in the middle of the street and must have fallen under his truck. The McClellan Law Firm sued the developer, general contractor, various subcontractors, and the driver on behalf of the woman and her husband. The case resulted in a $7,500,000 settlement.
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  • $7,225,000

    Wrongful Death

    Construction Site Wrongful Death Case

    Confidential Case
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  • $6,125,000

    Wrongful Death

    Highway Design Wrongful Death Case

    Confidential Case
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  • $6,075,000

    Wrongful Death

    Airplane Crash Wrongful Death Case

    Confidential Case
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  • $6,000,000

    Product Liability

    Miller v. Ford Motor Co.

    In Miller v. Ford Motor Co., the Miller family was out for a Sunday drive in its Ford Escort with 11-year-old twins James and Richard belted in the back seat. Another vehicle crossed over into their lane and hit the Millers' Escort head on. Because the rear seats were equipped with lap-only seat belts, James died at the scene and Richard was rendered paraplegic. Although Ford wanted a confidential settlement, the Miller family refused. Ford later settled for $6 million. Following the settlement, the Miller family lobbied for legislation that required all used car dealers to place a sticker on the window of any vehicle with lap-only seat belts warning consumers of the dangers of those restraints. The bill passed and is now California law.
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  • $6,000,000

    Bicycle Accident

    Two injured in bicycle/vehicle collision

    Confidential
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  • $5,800,000

    Catastrophic Injury

    Product Liability - Serious Injuries Following a Rollover of an Off-road Vehicle

    Confidential
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  • $5,500,000

    Wrongful Death

    Product Defect Resulting in Post Collision Fuel Fed Fire

    Confidential
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  • $5,250,000

    Car Accidents

    Negligent Driving – Rear end Collision

    Confidential
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  • $5,250,000

    Insurance Bad Faith

    Henline v. Transport Indemnity Company

    In Henline v. Transport Indemnity Company, the insurance company with a $250,000 policy refused to pay a multi-million dollar judgment unless the plaintiff would release its insured. The McClellan Law Firm sued the insurance company and collected $5,250,000 in settlement.
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  • $5,200,000

    Product Liability

    Aponte v. Mercedes Benz

    In Aponte v. Mercedes Benz, Christie Aponte was wearing a lap belt in the center rear seat of her father's Mercedes when the car was hit head on by another vehicle in Puerto Rico. Because she was wearing a lap belt only, Christie suffered catastrophic and paralyzing injuries. The McClellan Law Firm obtained a $5.2 million settlement on her behalf.
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  • $5,015,000

    Product Liability

    Automobile Defect Case

    Confidential Case
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  • $5,000,000

    Product Liability

    Product Defect Seatback Failure

    Confidential
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  • $5,000,000

    Product Liability

    Product Defect – Vehicle Fire

    Confidential
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  • $4,500,000

    Wrongful Death

    Rudl v. Porsche

    Corey Rudl was killed when riding as a passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT, a $440,000 exotic “racecar for the streets.” The Porsche was not equipped with Electronic Stability Control. The McClellan Law Firm represented his wife and parents in their lawsuit against Porsche and the racetrack where the crash occurred, alleging the car was defectively designed and the racetrack was dangerously configured. The defendants paid $4,500,000 to settle the case.
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  • $4,000,000

    Car Accidents

    Rollover Crash

    Confidential
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  • $3,750,000

    Wrongful Death

    Bicycle Accident

    Confidential
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  • $3,650,000

    Product Liability

    Roof and Seatbelt Design

    Confidential
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  • $3,500,000

    Wrongful Death

    Automobile Wrongful Death Case

    Confidential Case
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  • $3,259,000

    Catastrophic Injury

    Highway Maintenance and Negligent Driving

    Confidential
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  • $3,200,000

    Construction Defect

    Construction Defect at Condo Project

    Confidential
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  • $3,175,850

    Catastrophic Injury

    Fall Case Involving Head Injury

    Confidential Case
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  • $3,150,000

    Catastrophic Injury

    Fall Case Involving Head Injury

    Confidential Case
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  • $3,100,000

    Medical Malpractice

    Iseminger v. Kaiser

    Negligent surgical operation resulting in serious injuries.
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  • $3,100,000

    Worker Safety

    Electrician Burned on Customer’s Electrical Panels

    Confidential
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  • $3,100,000

    Insurance Bad Faith

    Insurance Company Refused to Settle Property Damage Claim

    Confidential
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  • $3,000,000

    Wrongful Death

    Product Defect - Rollover Collision

    Confidential
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  • $3,000,000

    Product Liability

    Vehicle Design Caused it to Rollover

    Confidential
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  • $2,900,000

    Car Accidents

    Bar Over Served Minor Patron Who Then Crashed

    Confidential
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  • $2,750,000

    Catastrophic Injury

    Product Defect – Seatbelt Design

    Confidential
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  • $2,700,000

    Catastrophic Injury

    Product Defect – Automobile Design and Seatbelt Design

    Confidential
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  • $2,650,000

    Catastrophic Injury

    Catastrophic Injury

    Confidential
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  • $2,625,000

    Wrongful life/Wrongful birth

    Born Without Limbs

    Confidential
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  • $2,600,000

    Architectural Malpractice

    Architectural Design Negligence That Resulted in Delays and Additional Costs of Project

    Confidential
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  • $2,500,000

    Catastrophic Injury

    Product Defect – Seatback Failure

    Confidential
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  • $2,500,000

    Car Accidents

    Auto Crash Involving Back Fracture

    Confidential Case
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  • $2,500,000

    Catastrophic Injury

    Garrison v. Porsche

    Garrison v. Porsche , arose out of the death of a husband and father who was a passenger in a Turbo 930, when the driver lost control on a city street and went into oncoming traffic. The jury awarded $2.5 million, which was upheld on appeal. The 1983 award tied the verdict for the death of Audie Murphy, a war hero and actor, for the largest wrongful death verdict in the state of California. Following the Garrison verdict, Porsche started offering driver's training to the purchasers of its high-performance, turbo-charged vehicles.
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  • $2,450,000

    Worker Safety

    McGillicuddy v. SDG&E

    The McClellan Law Firm represented a high-voltage electrician who was working for an electrical contractor on scaffolding near a utility pole when he reached out to swat a piece of electrical tape on a high voltage wire and received a shock. Although he declined treatment and returned to work, he stopped working about a week later claiming he could not use his left arm due to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. He made claims against his employer, SDG&E, and others. The case settled at the beginning of trial for $2,450,000.
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  • $2,450,000

    Car Accidents

    Intersection Collusion – Wrongful Death

    Confidential
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  • $2,350,000

    Car Accidents

    Sahin v. Saielli

    In Sahin v. Saielli and Denora, the plaintiff was seriously injured when a vehicle suddenly turned left in front of her BMW.
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  • $2,300,000

    Government & Municipal Liability

    Sherman v. City of Vista

    In Sherman v. City of Vista, 19 year-old Sam Sherman lost a leg while working for the City of Vista in front of the Avo Playhouse at night. Sam was loading a truck with stage and other equipment when a drunk driver crashed into him and the truck. The attorneys of The McClellan Law Firm brought suit against the City of Vista, arguing that the City had failed to properly supervise Sam and had created an unsafe condition of public property. The attorneys of The McClellan Law Firm were able to defeat the City's repeated attempts to convince the trial court to throw out Sam's case, and the City agreed to settle the case for $2.3 million with trial pending.
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  • $2,300,000

    Wrongful Death

    Negligent Driving

    Confidential
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  • $2,250,000

    Bicycle Accident

    Bicycle Accident

    Confidential
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  • $2,250,000

    Government & Municipal Liability

    Henline v. State of California

    In Henline v. State of California, freeway construction barriers eliminated any recovery area, after the plaintiff's vehicle was cut off by a truck. Ms. Henline was partially paralyzed.
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  • $2,200,000

    Car Accidents

    Craft v. Grand Casino

    In Craft v. Grand Casino, the plaintiff was paralyzed in a single-vehicle rollover following his intoxication at a Kinder, Louisiana casino, which served him drinks and allowed him to drink even though he was under age and driving.
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  • $2,150,000

    Catastrophic Injury

    Pedestrian Multiple Injury Case

    Confidential Case
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  • $2,150,000

    Worker Safety

    Guardado v. Aggregates Equipment, Inc.

    In Guardado v. Aggregates Equipment, Inc., three of the plaintiff's fingers were traumatically amputated when they got caught in a sand-washing machine that he, as a new employee, had been asked to clean. The machine was running at the time and lacked a guard or shutoff to prevent access to moving parts while the machine was running.
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  • $2,100,000

    Catastrophic Injury

    Product liability – Seatbelt Design

    Confidential
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  • $2,015,000

    Catastrophic Injury

    Product defect – Roof and Seatbelt Design

    Confidential
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  • $2,000,000

    Product Liability

    Seatbelt Design

    Confidential
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  • $2,000,000

    Insurance Bad Faith

    Wrongful Denial of Insurance Coverage

    Confidential
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  • $2,000,000

    Catastrophic Injury

    Michael v. Doe

    In Michael v. Doe, the plaintiffs' son, a high school senior, was killed as a result of the negligent operation of a vehicle in which he was a passenger.
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  • $2,000,000

    Business Disputes

    Breach of Contract

    Confidential
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  • $2,000,000

    Wrongful Death

    Doe v. Nash

    In Doe v. Nash, the plaintiffs' wife and mother was killed as a passenger in her vehicle when it was broadsided by another vehicle that failed to stop at a red light.
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  • $1,000,000

    Wrongful life/Wrongful birth

    Failure of Genetic Testing

    Confidential
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