High Profile Cases

DBAS Law Secures Nearly $4 Million Settlement with City of Arcata for Dangerous Roadway that Left Cyclist Paralyzed

Our litigation team reached a $3.9 million settlement on behalf of a bicyclist who suffered life-altering injuries following a collision involving a car in the City of Arcata. The city, located in Humboldt County, recently agreed to pay 54-year-old Laura McNulty and her husband $3.9 million to settle a catastrophic personal injury lawsuit. McNulty suffered […]

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$19.75 Million Settlement against LA County for Dangerous Road Condition

DBAS Law Secures $19.75 Million Settlement with Los Angeles County for Man Paralyzed by Car Crash in Dangerous Intersection The DBAS Law’s litigation team obtained nearly $20 million on behalf of a 22-year-old man who suffered a permanent spinal cord injury following a car crash in Agoura Hills. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors finalized its […]

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7-Figure Settlement in Officer-Involved Shooting Case

Our firm represents a 31-year-old man who was struck in the head by a single gunshot fired by a former Santa Monica Police officer. The City of Santa Monica settled the civil rights lawsuit for $1.75 million in damages. Our client suffered a traumatic brain injury and the trauma associated with the shooting. Read more […]

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Twin Hill Lawsuit

Frequently Asked Questions What is the name of the case? Poole et al. v Twin Hill Acquisition Company, Inc., Tailored Brands Purchasing, LLC What is this case about? A group of nearly 100 American Airlines employees filed a lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court against clothing manufacturer Twin Hill Acquisition Company Inc. and its parent […]

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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.

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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 be 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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