Helmbreck v. McPhee, et al.

Case reassigned after discovery cutoff in trial strategy following unsuccessful motion for summary judgment brought by prior counsel’s office. 18-year old plaintiff claimed low back surgery and soft tissue injuries arising out of MVA at uncontrolled intersection. Plaintiff alleged our client was negligent in failing to provide a clear line of sight for drivers using abutting roadway and told us we needed to make a “significant offer” to resolve the case before trial. He asked jury for $250,000-$750,000 and the jury returned a defense for our client.

 
  • Three week trial

  • February 2019

  • King County

  • 18-2-02781-1 KNT

Neff, et al. v. Rocket Market

Nuisance claim brought by eight neighbors against Spokane business that hosted outdoor concerts twice a week.  Plaintiffs presented evidence the defendant violated the Spokane Municipal Code and made pretrial demand was $220,000; our pretrial offer was $16,000.  Plaintiff asked the jury for $1,600,000 - $2,400,000.  Jury returned a defense verdict for client. 

 
  • Two week trial

  • February 2019

  • Spokane County

  • 17-2-00586-4

Brown v. Wahl

Neighbor dispute where plaintiffs alleged defendants were liable for nuisance, trespass, invasion of privacy, and outrage. Defendants’ actions allegedly resulted in severe emotional distress and hospitalization. After a three-week trial, plaintiffs’ counsel asked for over $300,000. The jury returned a defense verdict.

 
  • Three week trial

  • November 2017

  • Pierce County

  • 16-2-10236-6

Johnson v. Billings & Town of Steilacoom

Action involving allegations of intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress against client law enforcement officer (and co-defendant Steilacoom) arising out of arrest and use of force on plaintiff-motorist in the course of a traffic stop. Plaintiff also alleged wrongful conduct based on subsequent interactions with client. Plaintiff requested $800,000 in total damages from the jury. Defense verdict.

 
  • Two week trial

  • December 2016

  • Pierce County

  • 14-2-13145-9