High Profile Cases

Dangerous Crosswalk: $15 Million Settlement

Recently, Balaban & Spielberger reached a settlement of $15 million with the City of Los Angeles related to a dangerous crosswalk in Hollywood. Read more about it at the LA Times link below and/or watch the video below: LA Times Article – “L.A. to pay $15 million to man struck by car in Hollywood crosswalk”

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Toxic Uniforms – Twin Hill Lawsuit (American Airlines)

(OAKLAND, CA) September 28, 2017 – A group of nearly 150 American Airlines employees filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in Alameda County Superior Court against clothing manufacturer Twin Hill Acquisition Company Inc. and its parent company Tailored Brands Purchasing, LLC for health problems they claim were caused by company-issued uniforms. Read more about this case […]

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Civil Rights: $2.25 Million Verdict

OC Sheriffs responsible for sexual assault of young woman due to improper policies. For a summary of the case, read the full Orange County Weekly article here…  or the full Orange County Register article here…        

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Predatory Lender: $30.5 Million Verdict

Pasadena Loan Broker Hit with $30.5 Million Jury Verdict, Settled before Punitive Damage Phase in Predatory Lending Trial   November 1, 2016— A predatory lending-foreclosure trial settled confidentially today before the punitive damage phase was set to begin, following a $30.5 million judgment against a Pasadena loan broker that knowingly issued a toxic and deceptive […]

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Major Banking Fraud Case Filed…

Balaban & Spielberger and Greene Broillet & Wheeler file major banking fraud case against Wilshire Bank. Read the story here…  LA Times Article.

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Premises Liabiliity: $475,000 Verdict

VERDICT: $475,000 ATTORNEYS: Plaintiff – Daniel K. Balaban (Balaban and Spielberger LLP, Los Angeles). Defendant – Sylvia S. Aceves, Randall L. Brownwood (Austin, Brownwood, Cannon & Santa Cruz, San Diego) for Watersedge Landscape. FACTS: Zulma Pereira sued Watersedge Landscape Inc. dba Cutting Edge Turf; Palacio Del Mar; Carmel Valley Village I Home Owners Association; and […]

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We made law on MICRA at the California Supreme Court

The California Supreme Court found in our favor stating that reduced damage awards under MICRA cannot by offset by prior settlements. Read the decision here: Rashidi v Moser

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Deadly Drug Trial: $8 Million Verdict

A Los Angeles jury found a subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant, Johnson & Johnson responsible for the wrongful death of 25-year-old Leo Liu who died in a clinical trial of the dangerous anti-psychotic medication, Risperdal. Janssen Research and Development will pay the decedent’s mother $8 million in damages. Liu, who lived in Los Angeles, suffered from […]

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Dangerous Condition of Public Property: $7.6 Million Verdict

Our client discovered a fallen 60-foot queen palm tree had crushed his car outside his San Diego home in January 2010. He called a friend for a ride to work. As our client put his briefcase inside the car’s trunk a second queen palm collapsed and struck him. The nearly two-ton tree crushed his legs […]

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Load Shift Accident: $3.5 Million Verdict

Our client, a truck driver suffered catastrophic orthopedic injuries when 44-thousand pounds of flour was improperly loaded and poorly secured inside the trailer of his semi truck. While navigating a windy pass outside Redding in 2009, he lost control and had to ditch his truck by jumping out of the cab before it careened off […]

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The Bahia Emerald

More than a decade after the discovery of the world’s largest emerald, our firm has been involved in the high profile legal battle for ownership of the rare Bahia Emerald. In 2001, Renata Joias e Embalagens Ltda. discovered the Bahia Emerald in Brazil and registered it with the Brazilian Government. On August 31, 2004, an […]

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