Booth & Koskoff’s Verdicts and Settlements

In 1972, Larry Booth became the fourth attorney in California to achieve a million-dollar verdict in a personal injury case. Since then, we have been fortunate to obtain over 70 jury verdicts and settlements of $1,000,000 and above for our clients in the Los Angeles and South Bay areas.

$28,900,000 :: Mota v. City of L.A.

JURY VERDICT: Poor street maintenance lead to crossover accident
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$17,672,135 :: Qualls v. Case Corporation

JURY VERDICT: Plaintiff crushed by loader/backhoe
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$13,813,057 :: Dugan v. LIGA International

JUDGMENT : Plastic surgeon died en route to Mexico to render humanitarian medical services
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$12,000,000 :: Lee v. Fujita

SETTLEMENT : Small child injured in head-on collision
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$10,070,000 :: Gonzalez v. Diana’s Mexican Food

JUDGMENT : Plaintiff hit in intersection by delivery truck
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$9,400,000 :: Yarnall v. S.K. Management

SETTLEMENT : Fall through roof opening
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$7,000,000 :: Hossain v. Baker Real Estate

SETTLEMENT : Plaintiff burned while using apartment stove
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$7,000,000 :: Kuykendall and Mahoney

SETTLEMENT : Fall from scaffolding at The Hollywood Bowl
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$5,784,572 :: Bennett v. Kinney Shoes

JURY VERDICT: Security guard shot while making bank deposit
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$5,300,000 :: Carrillo v. Rosetti Construction Company, Inc.

SETTLEMENT: Fall from roof during construction project
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$5,000,000 :: Krienke v. Confidential

SETTLEMENT: Bicycle rider struck by large truck
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$5,000,000 :: Denney v. J.D. Carley Corp.

SETTLEMENT : Fire on construction site
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$5,000,000 :: Smith v. Farmer Brothers

SETTLEMENT : Painter electrocuted when he contacted high voltage power lines
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$5,000,000 :: Zitz-Evancich v. City of Los Angeles

SETTLEMENT : Husband injured and wife killed when rear-ended by City maintenance truck
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$4,345,000 :: Salas Family

SETTLEMENT : Roofer fell 13 feet when defective wooden beam broke

$4,000,000 :: Schultz vs. San Diego County

JURY VERDICT: Unsafe San Diego County road led to fatal auto accident
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$4,000,000 :: Cleanmaster v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co.

SETTLEMENT : Insurer claimed that plaintiff set fire to his own business
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$4,000,000 :: Anthony E. v. County of San Bernardino

SETTLEMENT : Two young boys suffered sexual abuse while in foster care system
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$3,800,000 :: Reneau

SETTLEMENT : Pedestrian struck by bus while crossing street
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$3,600,000 :: Leavitt v. Ultramar

SETTLEMENT : Explosion at oil storage facility
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$3,454,328 :: Stamper v. Lawrence Drive Partners

JURY VERDICT: Plaintiff struck by crane when tilt-up wall collapsed
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$3,100,000 :: Confidential

SETTLEMENT : Brain-injured child sexually abused in hospital

$3,000,000 :: Sanchez v. Agri-Mix Transport

SETTLEMENT: Plaintiff impaled by metal gate while driving forklift
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$3,000,000 :: Confidential

SETTLEMENT : Bus crossed over center line and collided with decedent’s car
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$2,750,000 :: Steel

SETTLEMENT : Fall off platform
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$2,700,000 :: Nunez-Aguirre v. White Cap

SETTLEMENT: Plaintiff fell from scaffolding while on the job.
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$2,625,000 :: Ruiz

SETTLEMENT : Plaintiff sued the parent company of his employer for providing dangerous equipment
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$2,500,000 :: MaGee v. Challenge – Cook Brothers, Inc.

SETTLEMENT : Construction worker killed in accident that his father witnessed
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$2,500,000 :: Mikayla O. v. County of Riverside

SETTLEMENT : Two-year-old suffered brain damage while in foster care system.
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$2,450,000 :: Confidential

SETTLEMENT : Plaintiff suffered mild brain injury when air bag failed to deploy

$2,395,000 :: Baez v. Summit Media

SETTLEMENT : Plaintiff contacted power lines while working on billboard
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$2,250,000 :: Baney

SETTLEMENT : Retired pro baseball pitcher struck by car
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$2,200,000 :: Lopez Case

SETTLEMENT : Auto accident case involving negligent entrustment of company car
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$2,190,000 :: DeLaTorre v. Kwan

SETTLEMENT : Multiple deaths in apartment fire
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$2,165,000 :: Karle v. Aerojet

SETTLEMENT : Fall through roof panel
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$2,150,000 :: Confidential

JUDGMENT : Two teenage boys molested by teacher
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$2,027,356 :: Todd v. County of L.A.

JURY VERDICT: Sewer cover cracked and caused accident involving bus
Article [PDF]

$2,000,000 :: Von During

SETTLEMENT : Failure to perform AFP test, baby born with spina bifida
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$2,000,000 :: Orr v. Maersk

SETTLEMENT : Oversized load on truck bed struck freeway overpass and landed on plaintiff’s car
Article [PDF]

$2,000,000 :: Lee v. Sheehan, Carmichael

SETTLEMENT : Decedent’s car struck by a horse, which may have been frightened by a tiger
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$1,900,000 :: Jijon v. Todd Construction Services

SETTLEMENT : Fall during construction. Case settled during trial.
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$1,850,000 :: Roche v. City of L.A.

SETTLEMENT : Fall during construction. Case settled during 3rd week of trial.
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$1,800,000 :: Confidential

SETTLEMENT : 7-year-old boy killed by air bag

$1,800,000 :: Gateline v. DeMolay International

SETTLEMENT : 20-year-old man paralyzed during football game at DeMolay meeting
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$1,762,470 :: Chapman v. L.A. Unified School District

JURY VERDICT: Plaintiff apparently fell from scaffold, but no one witnessed it
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$1,750,000 :: Gonzales

SETTLEMENT : Fall through roof
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$1,750,000 :: Xa/Truong v. San Gabriel Valley Hospital

SETTLEMENT : Brain damage to infant during birth
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$1,650,000 :: Garcia v. Ortiz Construction

SETTLEMENT : Child struck by car because of poor traffic control on construction project
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$1,600,000 :: Gruenwald

SETTLEMENT : Two ironworkers fell approximately 17 feet
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$1,600,000 :: Wilson v. C. H. Heist

SETTLEMENT : Truck crossed over center line on mountain road, killing two people
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$1,550,000 :: Aguilar v. Underwriters Laboratories

SETTLEMENT : Defective Christmas tree lights caused fire. Case settled during trial.
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$1,540,000 :: Bird

JURY VERDICT: Insurer failed to promptly pay $10,000 underinsured motorist benefits
Article [PDF]

$1,530,000 SETTLEMENT :: Confidential

SETTLEMENT : 15-year-old died from disease that he contracted from a drug injection.

$1,519,823 :: Rodriguez v. Anderson Hydraulics

JURY VERDICT: Plaintiff’s hand crushed in concrete block making machine
Article [PDF]

$1,500,000 :: Confidential

SETTLEMENT : Car lost control after tire tread separation

$1,500,000 :: Confidential

SETTLEMENT : Brain-injured child sexually abused in hospital

$1,500,000 :: Gardner

SETTLEMENT : 7-year-old hit by car while riding bicycle
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$1,435,000 :: Dima

SETTLEMENT : Plaintiffs struck freeway guardrail, which broke and caused injuries
Article [PDF]

$1,400,000 :: Exposito v. State of Calif.

SETTLEMENT : Concrete slab fell off parking structure during earthquake and killed college student
Article [PDF]

$1,398,000 :: Metzger v. Ocean Salt

JURY VERDICT: Plaintiff struck by falling pipe
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$1,342,161 :: Wilson v. Edison

JURY VERDICT: Plaintiff electrocuted when backhoe contacted underground power line
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$1,300,000 :: Bae/Kim v. County of Riverside

SETTLEMENT : Plaintiff lost control of car as a result of poor condition of road

$1,300,000 :: Confidential

SETTLEMENT : Brain-injured woman molested in hospital

$1,300,000 :: Liang v. UPS

SETTLEMENT : Decedent struck by UPS truck
Article [PDF]

$1,275,000 :: Confidential

SETTLEMENT : Plaintiff contracted fatal disease from drug injection

$1,275,000 :: Evans v. Continental Ins. Co.

JURY VERDICT: Insurer failed to promptly settle $25,000 dog bite claim
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$1,275,000 :: Tep v. Stubben North America

SETTLEMENT : Collision in intersection
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$1,250,000 :: Oester v. Martin Brothers

SETTLEMENT : Ironworker fell down elevator shaft at Ronald Reagan Library
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$1,250,000 :: Spivak

SETTLEMENT : Plaintiff fell in hotel shower
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$1,250,000 :: Confidential

SETTLEMENT : Plaintiff contracted serious, untreatable disease from a drug injection

$1,250,000 :: Wyche v. City of L.A.

JURY VERDICT: Police beat plaintiff with flashlight
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$1,250,000 :: Valdez v. California Highway Patrol

SETTLEMENT: Tow truck driver died after being abandoned by CHP officers.

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$1,200,000 :: Payne v. USPCI

SETTLEMENT : 13-year-old died in rear-end accident and mother injured
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$1,185,000 :: Garcia v. County of Riverside

SETTLEMENT : Plaintiffs’ vehicle struck pothole and lost control
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$1,180,000 :: Laube v. Clear Channel

SETTLEMENT : Plaintiff contacted power lines while working on billboard
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$1,035,000 :: Geibel

SETTLEMENT : Bicycle accident caused by roadway construction
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$1,000,000 :: Perez v. Mateut

SETTLEMENT:  73-year-old truck driver burned to death after another trucker collided with him at an intersection.

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$1,000,000 :: Childs v. Alpha Beta

JURY VERDICT: Delivery man slipped and fell at supermarket
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$1,000,000 :: Hutchison

SETTLEMENT : Winch device failed
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$1,000,000 :: Khuat v. Toyota

SETTLEMENT : Forklift accident

$1,000,000 :: Jacobs/Daggy v. Seagate Technology

SETTLEMENT : Visitor to U.S. from Ireland drove on wrong side of road and collided with plaintiffs
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