Defense Verdicts in Consolidated MVA Cases

Turner v. Harris and Louie, Multnomah County Case Nos. 15CV29317 and 16CV09536

This was a consolidation of two cases for trial. In the first case, Plaintiff Turner was driving down the aisle of a parking lot when Defendant Harris backed his car out of a parking spot and the cars collided. Turner claimed Harris was....

read more >> April 27, 2017

Toxic Fumes Exposure – Defense Verdict

Chiu v. Penske Truck Leasing, Multnomah County Case No. 14CV14882

Plaintiff Chiu worked as a bus driver on Tri-Met buses for over four years. Defendant Penske was responsible for the maintenance of the vehicles during those years. Chiu alleged that Penske negligently maintained the vehicles in a manner that exposed her to toxic fumes and....

read more >> April 13, 2017

Gall Bladder Surgery Malpractice – Defense Verdict

Rogers v. Surgical Associates et al., Multnomah County Case No. 15CV16519

Plaintiff Rogers went to the emergency department with severe pain in his abdomen.  He alleged that an ultrasound was administered and the radiologist concluded that the distal portion of an enlarged common bile duct was not well visualized and that there may be gallstones....

read more >> April 10, 2017

Airport Fall – Defense Verdict

Appleyard v. Port of Portland, Multnomah County Case No. 16CV05139

Plaintiff Appleyard was picking up his luggage from carousel #8 at the Portland International Airport when he tripped over one of his bags and fell, striking his foot on the underside “toe space” of the baggage carousel. He claimed that the baggage carousel housing had....

read more >> April 6, 2017

Defense Verdict – Highway 212 MVA

Harris v. Spangler, Multnomah County Case No. 16CV03338

Plaintiff Harris was driving north on Bel Air Drive. Defendant Spangler was traveling east on Highway 212. Harris pulled out from a stop sign and was struck by Spangler in a T-bone style crash. Harris claimed that Spangler was driving without headlights before sunrise, speeding and failing....

read more >> March 21, 2017

Gunplay Wrongful Death Verdict

Estate of Tyler Baker v. Croslin, Multnomah County Case No. 1106-07278

In 2010 Mr. Baker was at a party hosted by Mr. Croslin and attended by Mr. Smith.  All three men were armed. All three men were drinking. During the night they began practicing hold–up and quick-draw scenarios.  During one of these scenarios, Smith fired....

read more >> March 2, 2017

Defense Verdict in Med-Mal Back Surgery Case

Murphy v. Roberts, Multnomah County Case No. 15CV14491

Plaintiff Murphy had a long history of health complaints including back pain. In 2012 she saw Defendant Dr. Roberts for a surgical consult. She decided to undergo an L5/S1 laminectomy and fusion.  Murphy alleged that Dr. Roberts performed the surgery at the wrong level (L4/L5) and then....

read more >> February 28, 2017

Defense Verdict on Disputed Liability MVA

Kosatka v. Gott and Hansen, Multnomah County Case No. 15CV34631

Plaintiff Kosatka claimed he was waiting in the center turn lane of 82nd Avenue for traffic to clear before attempting to merge into the northbound lanes. Defendant Gott was driving a vehicle owned by Defendant Hansen. Kosatka claimed Gott pulled into the center turn lane behind....

read more >> February 27, 2017

UIM Defense Verdict

Schneider v. Farmers Insurance Company, Multnomah County Case No. 15CV32970

Plaintiff Schneider was walking along the side of a rural highway in central Oregon when an underinsured motorist hit her.  She settled for that driver’s $25,000 insurance policy limits and then brought this underinsured Motorist (UIM) case against her own insurance company. She alleged that....

read more >> February 19, 2017

Marquam Bridge Crash- Defense Verdict

Lawton v. Bartholomew, Multnomah County Case No. 15CV28481

Plaintiff Lawton was driving across the Marquam Bridge when she stopped for traffic and was hit from behind by Defendant Bartholomew.  Lawton claimed Bartholomew was negligent for speeding, following too closely and failing to keep a proper lookout. She claimed accident-related injuries including sprains to the soft....

read more >> January 21, 2017

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