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Behemoth Battles – LA Daily Journal Article

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One of Los Angeles Daily Journal’s Top 10 Verdicts in 2016

Balaban | Spielberger Recognized for Obtaining One of California’s Most Impactful Verdicts in 2016 BRENTWOOD, Ca. (February 23, 2017)— Balaban | Spielberger was honored by the Los Angeles Daily Journal for obtaining one of California’s ten most important verdicts in 2016. Founding partner Daniel Balaban secured a $30.5 million verdict when a Long Beach jury […]

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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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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 Road Design: $3.5 Million Settlement

A motorist struck two Crenshaw High School students in a dangerous Los Angeles crosswalk in March 2007. The accident killed a 14-year-old boy and critically injured a 20-year-old female who suffered irreparable brain damage and severe orthopedic injuries. Our firm assisted their families in their suit against the city of Los Angeles for negligent road […]

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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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