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Riverside, CA 92501

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Sacramento, CA 95814
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South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150



Trials

The firm has tried over 100 cases involving catastrophic injury, routine auto, trucking, premises liability, and product liability. The firm has extensive experience in brain injury cases, burns, and product liability suits. We also specialize in the defense of construction defect litigation.


Jury Trials of Horton, Oberrecht , Kirkpatrick & Martha

** Unless otherwise indicated, all cases were tried to a jury verdict

BRAIN DAMAGE

1. Mirander v. Simonides

2. Villegas v Floyd

3. Wickstrom v. Broadway

4. Bigley v. Beltran

5. Barney v. JC Penney (Lifetouch Portrait Studio)

6. Spear v. Lifetouch (Compton) - (settled on second day of trial)

7. Tarin v. Aaron

8. Berland v. Jackson

9. Kuski v. Nexus Development

10. Lundin v. General Motors

11. Palmer v. General Motors Corp.

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QUADRIPLEGIC CASES

1. Avilez v. Smith - (settled at end of first day of trial)

2. McCulloch v. Chevron # I

3. McCulloch v. Chevron # II

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WRONGFUL DEATH

1. Gutterud v. Uniglobe Signature Travel (fall through skylight on roof)

2. Bandfield v. Coronado Shores (fire)

3. Morrison v. Caterpillar Tractor Company - (Product liability: design of motor grader)

4. Shire v. Caterpillar Tractor Company - (Product liability: design of motor grader)

5. Martinez v. Superior Wholesale Tires (Defective tires) (Plaintiff accepted statutory offer 2 days before trial)

6. Lawson v. Armstrong - (Cell phone claim: auto accident)

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RSD INJURIES (Now called complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

1. Cooke v. Prince

2. Gustafson v. Marshall

3. Cruz v. Cox Trial I

4. Cruz v. Cox Trial II

5. Reed v. Files

6. Smith v. Taco Bell

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FIRES, EXPLOSIONS, AND BURNS

1. Brown v. Rogers Shell - (settled during trial)

2. Melehy v. Golden Egg Restaurant - (burns to child)

3. I-Go Van & Storage v. SDG&E (low hanging electrical wire)

4. Palisades Garden v. General Motors Corp. (Bus fire)

5. Davis v. Pacific Aqua - (Propane explosion; 65% of body burned)

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MALPRACTICE

1. Jones v. Tuff Toy - (Accounting)

2. Jackson v. Freeberg - (Legal)

3. Wright v. Legal Aid Society, Inc. - (Legal)

4. Clubb v. Doherty - (Legal)

5. Doering v. Arnquist - (Medical)

6. Woods v. Neptune HOA - (Board of Directors) (Injunction)

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INSURANCE BAD FAITH

1. Hunter v. Citation

2. Edler v. State Farm

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ANTITRUST

1. Allport v. Reed Irrigation Systems

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EYE INJURY

1. Hrissikopoulos v. Szeglia

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PREMISES LIABILITY (HOMEOWNERS POLICIES)

1. Walker v. Bennett - (Permanent leg injury)

2. Mercado v. Bennett - (Loss of testicle)

3. Jones v. Lang - (Dog bite)

4. Prowse v. Golf Course Inns of America - (Soft tissue)

5. Scott v. Lange - (Dog bite)

6. Ritchey v. WWST - (Finger loss)

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VEHICULAR ACCIDENTS OTHER THAN BIG RIG TRUCKS
(Accidents not involving deaths)

1. Meyer v. San Diego County Estates

2. Aguilar v. Perez

3. Abbott v. Saba

4. Klaus v. ABCO

5. Norman v. Sims

6. Lindsey v. Felix

7. Manning v. Mullin

8. Robertson v. Jobst Institute

9. Anderson v. A-I

10. Ybarra v. Pan Western

11. Geurkink v. British Bus

12. Karkouti v. Sukay

13. Sasano v. Irving

14. Shrum v. La Brucherie Ranch

15. Talactac v. Diamondback Express

16. Aliabadi v. Sunset Property Services

17. Nichols v. Christiansen (Minor child with closed head injury when Volkswagon driven off cliff at Dumont Dunes)

18. Richards v. Pavement Coatings Co.

19. Tischer v. U-Haul Co.

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SLIP/TRIP AND FALL

1. Alsalek v. Intercal Medical - (Bulging disc)

2. Heath v. Del Mar Plaza - (knee surgery)

3. Muelberger v. Miller’s Carpet Care - (Hip surgery)

4. Charlton v. Radisson - (ankle surgery)

5. Goral v. Pro-Scape - (knee surgery)

6. Roy v. Kyle - (Knee/wrist surgery)

7. Frey v. Miller’s Carpet - (back surgery)

8. Moore v. Lindsey - (back soft tissue)

9. Baker v. Arco - (soft tissue)

10. Lechuga v. Clippinger - (998 offer accepted on eve of trial)

11. Iseman v. Big Bear Supermarket (soft tissue)

12. Quartaro v. Big Bear Supermarket (soft tissue)

13. Peraza v. Big Bear Supermarket (soft tissue)

14. DeGracia v. Supermarket (soft tissue)

15. Ontiveros v. Big Bear Supermarket (soft tissue)

16. Carroll v. Big Bear Supermarket (soft tissue)

17. Toledo v. Big Bear Supermarket (soft tissue)

18. David v. Mabee (soft tissue)

19. Davis v. K-Mart (soft tissue)

20. Patterson v. Baker’s Burgers (soft tissue)

21. Porizek v. Lazar Ducot (soft tissue)

22. Doll-Bush v. J.C. Penney, Inc. (Trip and fall)

23. Agee v. JC Penney Company, Inc. (Slip and fall on escalator)

24. Alexandria Kraneis v. J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (Trip and fall)

25. Christian v. M/V Electra (bride broke wrist on wedding cruise)

26. Kratoska v. Wiles Restaurant (Plaintiff accepted our 998 on the first day of trial)

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RETAIL STORE LIABILITY

1. Thweatt v. Nordstrom - (assault by loss prevention officer)

2. Lindsey v. Broadway (false arrest)

3. Schott v. Broadway - (escalator accident)

4. Ibarra v. Broadway - (assault by loss prevent officer)

5. Soria v. Broadway - (false arrest)

6. Houska v. Broadway - (escalator accident)

7. Baker v. Broadway - (false arrest)

8. Leason v. CWC Equities (criminal act third party)

9. Baker v. Big Bear Supermarket (false arrest; false imprisonment)

10. Doll-Bush v. J.C. Penney, Inc. (Trip and fall)

11. Agee v. JC Penney Company, Inc. (Slip and fall on escalator)

12. Alexandria Kraneis v. J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (Trip and fall)

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PRODUCT LIABILITY

1. Holley v. Leo’s Lakeside Pharmacy - (defective crutches)

2. Jones v. General Motors Corporation - (design: roll over)

3. Lundin v. General Motors - (seatbelt design)

4. Palmer v. General Motors Corp. - (design of automobile)

5. General Motors Corp./Palisades Garden - (design of brakes)

6. Morrison v. Caterpillar Tractor Company - (design of motor grader)

7. Shire v. Caterpillar Tractor Company - (design of motor grader)

8. Balelo v. General Motors Corp. - (Design of accelerator)

9. Wesley v. Phillips Van Heusen (shoe)

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NEGLIGENT VEHICULAR REPAIR CAUSING INJURY

1. Boheman v. Moffitt (automobile)

2. LaCroce v. Oceana Unocal (automobile)

3. Yancey v. Engs (big rig truck)

4. Coombs v. Pressley’s Peterbilt (big rig truck)

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BIG RIG TRUCKING ACCIDENTS

1. Lopez v. Fevisa Transport

2. Crain v. Gomez

3. Waller v. Becker / High Valley Trucking

4. Celis v. California Multimodal (wrongful death of 5-year old girl on bicycle; settled on third day of trial).

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FARMING ACCIDENTS

1. Nunez v. Black Dog Farms (Tractor v. Pick-Up Truck)

2. Cruz v. Cox Trial I (tractor)

3. Cruz v. Cox Trial II (tractor)

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ASSAULT & BATTERY

1. Dorcely v. Hisham Francis / Clairemont Shell Service ( gas station employee using hammer on plaintiff)

2. Sager v. Emerald City

3. Giammarinaro v. Premier Foods

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BREACH OF CONTRACT - BUSINESS

1. Crabtree v. American Acrylic

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CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT

1. Bonniville v. Kenai Construction

2. Koval v. CHJ

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CONSTRUCTION FIGHTS

1. Tarin v. Aaron

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CONSTRUCTION DEFECT

1. Bishop v. Marblehead (Dismissal after jury selection)

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BICYCLE ACCIDENTS

1. Bearman v. Singleton’s Assembly Service

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WIRETAPPING - EAVESDROPPING LIABILITY

1. Knuth v. Knuth

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