Our Published Cases

  • U.S.A. vs. Moore
    427 F.2d 1020 (10th Cir.–1970)[Administrative Law; equitable relief, injunctions]
  • People vs. Powell
    14 C.A.3d 693, 92 C.R. 501 (1971)[Felony murder rule]
  • Cacciaguidi v. Elliott
    39 Cal.App.3d 261, 114 Cal.Rptr. 93, 39 Cal. Comp. Cases 963, Cal.App. 2 Dist. (1974)
  • Drenzek vs. Inmont Corp.
    57 C.A.3d 878, 129 C.R. 429 (1976)[Assumption of Risk]
  • Dassin vs. Darlene Knitwear
    387 F.Supp. 958 (USDC, D.Puerto Rico–1974)[In personam jurisdiction]
  • Curry v. Continental Airlines
    513 F. 2d 691 (9th Cir. 1975)
  • Baxter vs. Superior Court
    19 C.3d 461, 138 C.R. 315 (1977)[Loss of consortium]
  • Benjamins vs. British European Airways
    572 F.2d 913 (2nd Cir. 1978)[Warsaw Convention]
  • Cable vs. Sahara Tahoe Corp.
    93 C.A.3d 1025, 155 C.R. 770 (1979)[Conflict of laws]
  • La Pietra vs. Freed
    87 C.A.3d 384, 151 C.R. 554 (1979)[Arbitration]
  • Flashman v. Superior Court (Pacific Southwest Airlines)
    107 Cal.App.3d 117, 165 Cal.Rptr. 680, Cal.App. 4 Dist. (1980)[Coordination and venue]
  • Sevilla vs. Stearns-Roger, Inc.
    101 C.A.3d 608, 161 C.R. 700 (1980)[Product Liability]
  • State v. Paquette
    423 So. 2d 797 (La. App. 4th Cir., 1982)
  • Harris Corp. vs. Comair
    712 F.2d 1069 (6th Cir. 1983)[Right of employer to collect for death of employee; Avi. Accid. Law; Conflict of laws, Negligence]
  • Gradus vs. Hanson Aviation
    158 C.A.3d 1038, 205 C.R. 211 (1984)[Duty of common carrier (see BAJI 6.51); Fed. Avi. Regs., Part 135, Res Ipsa Loquitur, Negligence] [Closing argument published by Million Dollar Verdicts by Western Masters]
  • Penner v. Falk
    153 Cal. App. 3d 858, 200 Cal. Rptr. 661 (1984)
  • State v. Marquer
    446 So. 2d 1258 (La. App. 4th Cir., 1984)
  • Geffen v. County of Los Angeles
    197 Cal. App. 3d 188, 242 Cal. Rptr. 492 (1987)
  • In Re Aircrash Disaster Near Cerritos,
    DiCosta vs. Aeronaves de Mexico, SA

    973 F.2d 1490 (9th Cir. 1992)[Emotional Distress]
  • Sigala (Rachelle) v. Anaheim City School District
    Court of Appeal, Fourth District, 19 Cal.Rptr.2d 38, 15 Cal.App.4th 661, 82 Ed. Law Rep. 143 (1993)
  • Cheng v. United Airlines, Inc.
    1995 WL 42157 (N.D. Ill. 1995) reconsideration denied by Cheng v. United Airlines, Inc. 1995 WL 314575 (N.D. Ill. 1995)
  • Lewis v. Sacramento
    United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 98 F.3d 434, 65 USLW 2319, 96 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 7501, 96 Daily Journal D.A.R. 12353 (1996)
  • Feazell v. Mesa Airlines, Inc., 917 S.W. 2d 895 (Tex. App. 1996)
  • County of Sacramento v. Lewis,
    523, U.S. 833, 140 L. Ed. 2d 1043, 118 S. Ct. 1708 (1998)
  • Prudential Home Mort. Co. v. Superior Court
    66 Cal.App.4th 1236 (1998)
  • Doe v. Parauka
    714 So. 2d 701 (La., 1998)
  • Motus v. Pfizer, Inc.
    127 F.Supp.2d 1085 (C.D. Cal. 2000)
  • Smith v. Cutter Biological
    770 So. 2d 392 (La. App. 4th Cir., 2000)
  • In re Air Crash Off Point Mugu, California, on January 30, 2000
    145 F.Supp.2d 1156 (N.D.Cal., 2001)
  • In re Air Crash Off Point Mugu, California, on January 30, 2000 145 F.Supp.2d 1156 (N.D.Cal., 2001)
  • McCoy v. Southwest Airlines Co., Inc.
    211 F.R.D. 381 (C.D.Cal., 2002)
  • McCoy v. Southwest Airlines Co., Inc.
    208 F.R.D. 617 (C.D.Cal. 2002)
  • Berg & Berg Enterprises, LLC v. Sherwood Partners, Inc. (2005) 131 Cal.App.4th 802
  • Cartwright v. Pfizer, Inc.
    369 F.Supp.2d 876 (E.D. Tex. 2005)
  • Zikis v. Pfizer, Inc.
    Case No. 04 C 8104, 2005 WL 1126909 (N.D. Ill. 2005)
  • Witczak v. Pfizer, Inc.
    377 F.Supp.2d 726 (D. Minn. 2005)
  • Grisham v. Philip Morris USA
    403 F. 3d 631 (9th Cir., 2005)
  • Miles v. Pfizer, Inc.
    Case No. 03­731­C (M.D. La. March 31, 2005) (order without opinion)
  • Szybinski v. Pfizer, Inc.
    Case No. YC 047439 (Los Angeles Sup. Ct. July 12, 2005) (minute order striking FDA Amicus Briefs and denying preemption)
  • Tucker v. GlaxoSmithKline
    2006 WL 753128 (S.D. Ind., 2006)
  • Grisham v. Philip Morris USA
    40 Cal.4th 623, 151 P.3d 1151, 54 Cal.Rptr.3d 735 (2007)
  • Grisham v. Philip Morris USA
    482 F. 3d 1131 (9th Cir., 2007)
  • Steinberg v. SmithKline Beecham Corp.
    Case No. 1­04­CV­029096 (Santa Clara Sup. Ct., January 25, 2007)
  • Knipe v.SmithKline Beecham, 583 F.Supp.2d 553 (E.D.Pa 2008) (Denying Defendant’s motion for summary judgment and holding that plaintiffs’ failure to warn claims are not preempted by the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act)
  • Knipe v. SmithKline Beecham, 583 F.Supp.2d 602 (E.D.Pa. 2008) (Denying defendant’s motion for summary judgment and holding that defendant had a duty to issue warnings regarding off-label uses and also allowing plaintiff’s claims for punitive damages to proceed to the jury)
  • Cunningham v. SmithKline Beecham, 255 F.R.D. 474 (N.D.Ind. 2009) (ordering defendant to produce documents and awarding sanctions)