SC v. Long Beach Memorial Medical Group
Mr. Burns co-tried a medical malpractice case involving failure to diagnose leg clots, resulting in above the knee amputation: Initial Offer: $25,000 Verdict: $1,400,000
P v. S Company/Party Planners
Mr. Burns co-tried a negligence case involving a girl who was hit with an aluminum bat at a Pinata event during a company picnic. Parties settled after plaintiff’s opening statement: Initial Offer: $50,000 Settlement: $400,000
Todaro v. Mancuso-Trust Dispute
Mr. Burns represented a nephew of a man who had promised him a property after he died if the nephew took care of the property. Although the nephew took care of the property and helped with collecting rents, dealing with tenants, etc., the man changed his mind and sold the property without giving the nephew anything. There was no written agreement and the man retained three lawyers to represent him against Mr. Burns. Mr. Burns won the case and convinced the court that a Constructive Trust had been created entitling the nephew to the property or the proceeds from the property. Initial Offer: $30,000 Verdict: $462,000
NA v. Negligent Driver
The $4.25 million settlement was obtained due to a wrongful death claim involving a school teacher who was out on a run and was struck in a crosswalk when two drivers were road racing/road raging and one driver hit him. The negligent party's insurance company paid the policy limits and the umbrella policy after Mr. Burns wrote them a letter demanding payment of the entire policy. The claim against the other driver is pending.