Representative Cases

Aviation

Resolved multiple claims following death of pilots in private jet airplane crash after cargo door opened on takeoff. Settledpayment dispute between owner of high-end private jet airplane and Management Company that provided pilots and plane maintenance.

Business/Commercial

Settled commercial disputes spanning construction, employment insurance, healthcare, real estate, and technology industries.

Class Action/Mass Tort

Mediated alleged violations of California Vehicle Leasing Act. Reached substantial settlement as mediator for 49-plaintiff case involving quinine products. Settled invasion of privacy dispute between plaintiff class and financial company over conversations recorded without class members’ knowledge.

Employment

Mediated and settled disputes involving wage and hour, prevailing wage, harassment, discrimination, unlawful termination, whistleblower, failure to accommodate, and workers’ compensation matters, including multi-plaintiff cases.

Environmental

One of four judges in Los Angeles County who handled California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) cases in 2006 and 2007.

Healthcare

Resolved cases including disputes between doctors, insurance coverage, medical malpractice claims, medical device, and healthcare-related employment matters.

Insurance

Mediated and settled several bad faith cases involving failure to cover and failure to defend.

Personal Injury

Settled disputes involving auto, construction site, elder care, premises and product liability, workers’ compensation, and wrongful death matters.

Professional Liability

Resolved claims against pharmaceutical company and pharmacy that child’s exposure to parent’s prescription product caused adverse effects. Settled claims of improper elder care causing pressure sores and pulmonary aspiration affecting plaintiff. Settled dispute involving claims that doctor and nurses ignored standard of care in treating.

Real Estate

Mediated and settled real estate disputes involving land use, landlord-tenant, profit participation, trusts and estates, and property damage issues.