Handled asbestos calendar for three counties for two years
Elderly woman claimed traumatic brain injury after falling in a parking structure. Plaintiff claimed the ramps were excessively sloped, causing her to lose her balance.
Baggage handler at airport claimed traumatic brain injury after being struck by negligently-operated tug. Defendant claimed Plaintiff was in the wrong area and disputed the nature and extent of injuries.
Elderly Plaintiff claimed permanent injuries, including traumatic brain injury, when she was a passenger in a tour bus that overturned on a freeway.
Husband and wife sued asbestos manufacturer for husband’s mesothelioma. Husband was building contractor who claimed exposure to asbestos from premixed joint compound. Primary issues were whether husband was exposed to the manufacturer’s asbestos product when there were other manufacturers of asbestos and joint compound whose products could also have been the cause of the disease.
Plaintiff janitor fell descending stairs at the defendant’s mall. Plaintiff claimed she slipped and fell on a round object. Defendant presented evidence, including Plaintiff’s own statement after the fall, that she had missed the bottom step.
Plaintiff was seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision. Plaintiff alleged that the driver of the other car was a minor who was served alcoholic beverages at a restaurant, and was driving recklessly. Plaintiff also sued the driver and the ride-sharing company he worked for illegally parking close to the curb, thereby obstructing the view of cars approaching the intersection where the accident occurred.
Utility worker was climbing wooden ladder attached to wall at business premises when the ladder broke and detached from wall, causing fractured ribs and back injuries. Plaintiff alleged that the nails attaching the plank to the wall should have been staggered, rather than in a straight line along the grain.
Plaintiff alleged that he suffered personal injuries while eating at a fast-food restaurant when the chair collapsed. Plaintiff sued the manufacturer for negligent design and manufacture, and franchise owner for failure to perform adequate maintenance of the chairs.
Gas fireplace exploded when plaintiff attempted to light it, causing serious burns. Plaintiff claimed the defendants negligently failed to maintain the fireplace.
Plaintiff fell from dropped ceiling and sustained serious injuries. An area of the dropped ceiling had rotted due to water intrusion. The landlord claimed it had no liability as the tenant had exclusive possession of the premises. The tenant claimed that the rotting occurred due to water intrusion from the roof that was negligently maintained.
Plaintiff suffered 3d degree burns while spraying sealant from an aerosol can. The vapors spontaneously ignited, causing the can to explode. Plaintiff alleged that defendant manufacturer and other involved companies were aware of several earlier similar events and acted in conscious disregard of the safety of the users.
Adult female brought action against public figure for sexual molestation when she was a child. She alleged that he drugged her and groped her.
Hon. Steven J. Kleifield (Ret.)
1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 200, Los Angeles, California 90067