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J Steven Sparks

J Sparks’s Legal Cases

6 total

  • Collette v. Tolleson Union High School District

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Sep 12, 2002
    Outcome:
    Summary Judgment Granted for School District - Affirmed on Appeal
    Description:
    A high school student was killed and others were seriously injured in an automobile collision that occurred off-campus during the lunch hour. Plaintiffs alleged that the school was negligent in allowing students to leave campus for lunch and in failing to enforce its modified closed-campus policy. In response, we argued that the school had no duty to protect against injuries occurring in off-campus lunchtime accidents.
  • Ramirez v. Glendale Union High School District

    Practice Area:
    Education
    Date:
    Mar 06, 2009
    Outcome:
    Summary Judgment Granted for School District - Affirmed on Appeal
    Description:
    Parents brought negligence and Section 1983 civil rights suit against Glendale Union High School District alleging that mentally disabled student was physically assaulted by other students while in the locker room. School argued that the events never happened and that, even if they did happen, school was not negligent and was not subject to civil rights liability.
  • Techniquex v. DomCom Enterprises

    Practice Area:
    Defective and Dangerous Products
    Date:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Outcome:
    Settled for de minimis amount.
    Description:
    Purchaser of floor coating product claimed millions of dollars in damages stemming from floors that allegedly failed. On behalf of product manufacturer, we argued that Plaintiff applied the product in a negligent and improper fashion and used the product for a purpose other than what was intended.
  • Lake v. Margarita Rocks

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Settled for de minimis amount.
    Description:
    Plaintiff was physically assaulted in a parking lot by three off-duty police officers who had recently left the Defendant's bar. Plaintiff alleged that the bar was legally responsible for his injuries due to the alleged overservice of alcohol and the alleged failure to provide adequate security. On behalf of the bar, we argued that there was no evidence of service to an obviously intoxicated person and that the bar acted reasonably and complied with all Arizona laws and regulations.
  • W Hotel Coverage Litigation Matter

    Practice Area:
    Insurance
    Date:
    Dec 01, 2010
    Outcome:
    Facilitated a favorable resolution for all insureds and protected carrier against bad faith claims.
    Description:
    I represented a large insurance carrier in a complex insurance coverage matter involving multiple insureds, all of whom were involved in the construction of the W Hotel in Scottsdale. Certain of the insureds demanded that the carrier settle the claims against them, while other insureds demanded that the carrier not settle and, instead, preserve the available limits for the defense of all insureds.
  • Gagnon Asbestos Matter

    Practice Area:
    Defective and Dangerous Products
    Date:
    Mar 01, 2011
    Outcome:
    Settled for de minimis amount
    Description:
    Plaintiff sued various manufacturers of asbestos-containing products after allegedly developing mesothelioma from exposure to such products. I served as lead counsel for a major product manufacturer and effectively demonstrated that Plaintiff's disease was not caused by exposure to my client's asbestos-containing product.