Awards, Verdicts, Settlements Obtained by Murrin Law Firm

Murrin Law Firm has a huge list of Awards, Verdicts, and Settlements that are too numerous to mention and involve millions of dollars spanning 20 years. Listed below is a representative sample of such awards or settlements in the key areas of law that we handle. An award in a prior case is not a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

Vehicle Injuries

S.S.W. Three-year-old child was struck and killed by tow truck in parking lot of grocery store. Matter settled out of court. $500,000.00

J.W.P. Client was riding in a boat being driven by another individual. An inner tube in the front of the boat flew up and caused the driver to be thrown to the floor causing the boat to turn sharply and the client to be thrown out of the boat. The propeller of the boat struck the client’s left arm, seriously injuring him. Matter settled out of court. $100,000.00

J.A. Client was exiting a parking lot when another driver also exiting the parking lot came at her at excessive speed and collided with her car, causing her back and neck injuries. Settled for policy limits. $60,000.00

F.R. Client with history of multiple accidents and aggravation of injury from initial accident had settled underlying tort claims through other attorneys. His prior attorneys did not pursue his benefits for him. Insurers denied benefits, claiming that all bills related initial injury, thus substantial medical bills remained unpaid. The firm was able to get him a settlement on his benefits and negotiate with medical providers to reduce their bills to the amount of coverage available. Settled at arbitration. $35,750.00

J.L. Client with significant prior disabling injuries was injured when bus crashed into his vehicle. Owner of bus did not want to settle, claiming injuries were due to prior problems and not related to crash with bus. Firm was able to prove to the bus company’s satisfaction that the prior injuries had been significantly aggravated. Settled out of court. $125,000.00

D.C.O. Client sustained serious injuries and her two children were also injured in an automobile accident where client’s vehicle was struck by a vehicle claimed to be stolen. Subsequent investigation by the firm found that the owner of the vehicle was a car dealership that had sent the vehicle to an individual for repair. The Court subsequently found the vehicle not to have been stolen, but used with the dealership’s authorization. Settled after bifurcated trial with dealership for the client and her children followed. $147,500.00

Medical Malpractice

G.S. 82-year-old man slipped and fell in his home and was taken to hospital emergency room where x-ray that showed fractured neck was misread and he was declared to have sustained no fractures. His subsequent complaints of neck pain were discounted as “old age” and no investigation was done until many months later. His health deteriorated as a result of the neck fracture, and he subsequently died of complications related to the injury. Matter settled out of court. $400,000.00

M.L.P. Medical negligence claim brought against Ob-Gyn who performed bladder repair surgery in conjunction with hysterectomy after which time client suffered bladder incontinence. Doctor’s operative report indicated certain procedures and method of stitching that was inconsistent with findings of another physician during subsequent surgery. Jury verdict. $178,094.60

Wrongful Death

S.H. Client’s son was with another individual with whom some teenagers had a problem. The teenagers, in two separate vehicles, followed the client and his friend, robbed, and assaulted them. With the encouragement of other teenagers in the two vehicles, one of the teenagers used a gun in his possession to kill the client’s son. Client subsequently sued all of the teenagers involved and their parents for the wrongful death of her son. All the parents brought Summary Judgment Motions asking for the case to be dismissed because this was an intentional act not covered by insurance and/or that their children were not involved in the killing. Firm was able to negotiate settlements from the various insurers on behalf of the client, plus get a confession of judgment against the person who did the actual killing allowing the family to go against any future assets the person may have upon his release from prison. $100,500.00 plus Confession of Judgment for $75,000.00

Harassment and Discrimination

D.R. Client had a dispute with his lender regarding payments made on his Mortgage, (Deed of Trust). Murrin negotiated a settlement for the homeowner. The settlement also involved restructuring debt, restoring credit, and improving communications. Besides this and other adjustments, Murrin Law Firm also negotiated an equivalent cash payment to the homeowner for $100,000.

L.S. Client was able to avoid and survive a pending foreclosure after being noticed with a date for a deed of trust sale. Murrin Law Firm filed appropriate court documents that stopped that foreclosure and allowed her to go on the offense with claims against the lender, servicer and trustee.

C.M.G. Client was successful in stopping a foreclosure through Murrin Law Firm filing key court documents. Later that action allowed Murrin Law Firm to negotiate a cash settlement called a “cash for keys” that allowed the clients to walk away with no negative credit repercussions.

S.G. Client sought counseling from church elder due to marital difficulties. Elder used his position of authority to engage in sexual relationship with client. The church did not properly supervise the elder and, in fact, claimed no supervisory capacity over him. Matter was settled out of court against church. $150,000.00

S.C.S. Client retained Firm to represent his five-year-old son who was pushed by principal in school where son was attending a preschool. There were no physical injuries, but son suffered emotional trauma as a result of the incident. Matter settled out of court. $20,000.00

Premises Liability

P.A.C. Was riding inner tube at amusement park, when inner tube tipped over due to water current causing injury. Client claimed that ride was defective. Park denied that there was anything wrong. Matter settled out of court just before trial. $17,500.00

F.B. Client was a tourist attending a rodeo and was invited to be a participate in a rodeo event. He and others were supposed to stand as long as possible while a bull was let loose in the arena. The last man standing would win the “fun” contest. Client was attacked by the Bull and injured. The jury found the organizers of the rodeo liable and awarded client more than $400,000.

Product Liability

N.W. Client became ill and was hospitalized. Her condition deteriorated to the point where it was necessary to place a feeding tube into her stomach for nutritional purposes. The tip of the feeding tube dislodged from the tube itself and caused serious injury to the client resulting in the removal of her stomach. Client retained Firm after approximately six other law firms refused to pursue a claim on her behalf. Firm was able to negotiate settlement with the company that manufactured the tube. $1,000,000.00

D.J.M. Client was using a portable deer hunting stand attached to a tree 14 feet above ground. An “S” hook on the deer stand was defective and caused the stand to collapse, sending the client to the ground. Client suffered a rotator cuff injury to his shoulder. Company filed bankruptcy during settlement negotiations. Matter settled out of court. $50,000.00

J.G.U. Client and his family had purchased new camper trailer. A bed in the trailer collapsed causing client and his wife to be thrown to the ground. Client requested that the company replace the trailer with a different one and they refused. Clients subsequently sought legal help to get replacement trailer and compensation for minor injuries. Matter settled out of court. $15,000.00 plus new camper trailer valued at over $15,000.00

Government Condemnation

S.S. Client owned commercial property where he had located his business for many years. City had determined that they wanted that property, along with others on that same block, for redevelopment and had initially offered client $450,000.00. Client refused that offer and was subsequently told he could probably get $525,000.00. Client then retained Firm to assist him. Firm assisted Client in negotiating appropriate settlement with City. $875,000.00

Representing Investors

$3,000,000 in a case where 21 investors were sold real estate that did not meet the requirements and cash flow that it was supposed to provide. This was a settlement that was made possible through insurance. Earlier the firm represented the same investors in a defense of a foreclosure, which was settled in a way that provided additional recoveries of money for the investors.

Investors v. B.G. $3.9 million state court judgment awarded to a group of investors for losses against a promoter and salesman who mischaracterized the investment and failed to treat the investor properly. Damages were trebled because we were able to prove the activity involved Penal Code Section 496 conduct. Yes, the court applied the penal code to allow a civil case to obtain treble damages.

B.L. Clients were a group of investors, the real owners of a Life Settlement or viatical investment. Clients lost their investment through the misdeeds of the Trustee. The investment trust, which held the death benefit of persons who sold their insurance to the investors, was taken over. Eventually the equity was transferred to others who profited at the expense of the real owners. The real owners hired the Murrin Law Firm to sue the Trustee. The Court awarded a full recovery of over $1.3 million. The investors not represented by Murrin were awarded nothing.

$1,300,000 was obtained representing about 18 investors who were taken advantage of by those in charge of the life settlement investment who were over charging for the services and selling the equity to their associates leaving little profit for the investors. This result was obtained through a judge trial.

$141,000 was obtained by representing a small investor and his wife who invested in real estate security (TIC) that did not pan out and ended up being foreclosed upon. The investor and his wife sued the broker and succeeded in getting all of their money back. This matter could not be settled and had to be obtained through an arbitration trial.

$300,000 was provided a lawyer client and his family. The broker and his company were sued for not properly supervising. The broker sold unsuitable investments that did not meet basic due diligence requirements. This matter could not be settled so a 5 day arbitration trial ensued.

A $948,000 judgment was obtained by the Murrin Law firm for representing a number of investors who sued their broker and affiliates for not doing proper due diligence and overstating the investment. The investment was inappropriate for these investors. This result was obtained after an arbitration trial.

A $161,000 settlement was obtained for a woman with a high school education. Her broker did not diversify her investments, did not provide suitable investments and put her money in too risky of investments. The broker’s insurance company settled the case in mediation.

Harassment and Discrimination

D.R. Client had a dispute with his lender regarding payments made on his Mortgage, (Deed of Trust). Murrin negotiated a settlement for the homeowner. The settlement also involved restructuring debt, restoring credit, and improving communications. Besides this and other adjustments, Murrin also negotiated an equivalent cash payment to the homeowner for $100,000.

L.S. Client was able to avoid and survive a pending foreclosure after being noticed with a date for a deed of trust sale. Murrin filed appropriate court documents that stopped that foreclosure and allowed her to go on the offense with claims against the lender, servicer and trustee.

C.M.G. Client was successful in stopping a foreclosure through Murrin filing key court documents. Later that action allowed Murrin to negotiate a cash settlement called a “cash for keys” that allowed the clients to walk away with no negative credit repercussions.

Employment

J.R.D. Client complained to her employer that the company was discriminating against minority employees which, in turn, caused Client to suffer harassment. Her action resulted in changes for several minority employees as well as for herself. Her matter was settled out of court.$80,000.00

G.M. She was harassed by her boss while doing her best. Most of the case centered around rude insults, that were claimed to be constructive criticisms by the Defendant company. The matter went to verdict where, with the help of the Murrin Law Firm Client was awarded $75,000.

N.M. This person of African descent was ridiculed on the job. He sued the company and obtained a sizable recovery before trial.

Probate

In the matter of H: The Murrin Law Firm obtained a Temporary Restraining Order in a case where a Trustee was not doing his job properly and was charging excessive fees. Issues of fraudulent conduct also implicated.

Estate of BBB: Handled a complex probate matter with seven heirs, many questions and issues involving millions of dollars.