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Armen Michael Tashjian
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Armen Tashjian’s Legal Cases

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  • Maurizio vs. Circus Disco, et al.

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Outcome:
    Plaintiff's verdict: $440,000
    Description:
    Plaintiffs' 27 year old son goes to a popular Hollywood night club, Circus Disco, with his friends where he buys and consumes Ecstasy. He then becomes sick and exhibits signs of Ecstasy poisoning. The club's in-house emergency medical technician comes to his 'rescue' but instead after keeping him in the back of the club for approx. 45 minutes send him homw with his friends. He dies on the way to hospital in less than few hours.
  • Portillo vs. County of LA

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2006
    Outcome:
    Settlement: $218,874.00
    Description:
    Plaintiffs' nine year old son died when the LA County hospital failed to properly monitor and administer the chemo-therapy drugs, (6MP was administered for 21 days instead of the approved protocol of maximum 4 days.) As a result the child died. Due to the MICRA cap the maximum recovery in this case was capped at $250,000.
  • Bell v. Mason, et al

    Practice Area:
    Litigation
    Outcome:
    $904,000.00
    Description:
    Plaintiff sued the defendants for fraudulently inducing her to sign over her house to broker's sister in a sham sale transaction. The house was appraised at the time of sale for $190,000. The plaintiff had limited knowledge and other issues that made the transaction very unfair. The jury awarded $400,000 in both economic and non-economic damages and $300,000 in punitive damages. I tried this case with a good friend of mine Fran Campbell, who is excellent human being and a gifted lawyer. The court also awarded us $204,000.00 in attorney's fees, plus costs. UPDATE: Unfortunately the Court of Appeal just reversed this decision and I am presently working on a Petition for Review by the Cal. Supreme Court.
  • [Confidential] John and Jane Doe v. ABC, Co. and XYZ Insurance Co.

    Practice Area:
    Commercial
    Outcome:
    Settled confidentially at the MSC for $360,000.00
    Description:
    Defendant, a commercial dialysis facility operator, upon expiration of its lease, attempted to purchase the building but was unsuccessful. Upon relocating, the defendant caused damage to the building rendering it unusable as a dialysis center. The Plaintiff alleged that the defendant was operating its business in a predatory fashion by destroying its competitors. There was an additional defendant, an insurance agent, who allegedly was negligent in advising and selling the plaintiffs proper coverage.
  • In re Matter of M., et al

    Practice Area:
    Immigration
    Date:
    Aug 25, 2008
    Outcome:
    Asylum was granted after nine months of detention
    Description:
    Respondents, father and son, were caught inside the trunk of a smuggler at the San Ysidro border and were taken into Otay Mesa Detention facility operated by CCA. Few days before the Respondent's detention, his wife and minor son were also detained and were sent to T. Don Hutto Detention facility in Texas. I was able to have the wife be released on bond and the minor son was released on his own recognizance shortly after detention. However, the husband and adult son were not released due to their status as arriving aliens and were kept in detention until their cases were finally resolved. It is noteworthy to mention that this family, prior their attempt to enter the US without inspection, had asked for asylum on three prior occasions in US Embassy as well as at the border and were turned back without any processing, explanation or assistance. The government presented and later retracted a tattoo expert to challenege the male respondent's credibility asserting prior criminal background. The expert, who was a ICE Special Agnet, was cross examined and during the examination refused to answer numerous questions placing the entire testimony under suspicion. The IJ granted asylum.
  • Jane K. vs. Seven Crown Resorts

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    May 28, 2009
    Outcome:
    Settlement $250,000.00
    Description:
    Jane and her family were on a vacation on a houseboat on Lake Mohave. Jane, eight years old at the time, and her family rented a houseboat from Seven Crown Resorts. The accident occurred when Jane’s finger was pinned between the wall of the houseboat and a sharp piece of metal protruding from the wall severing the tip of her index finger.
  • Jangozian v. Backman

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Jan 07, 2011
    Outcome:
    Verdict for Plaintiff: $24,413.00
    Description:
    Plaintiff, while alone in his car, was rear-ended in the carpool lane, on the on-ramp of the freeway. Both cars sustained major damage. The Defendant (insured by Farmers) claimed that the Plaintiff cut in front of her and stopped abruptly when another vehicle stopped and forced the Plaintiff to stop. Farmers offered $4500.00 to Plaintiff to settle and the Plaintiff demanded, via CCP 998 $12,000.00. In trial Defense argued no liability and excessive treatment. The case was filed in limited jurisdiction and no depo of defendant was taken. Also, no experts were used.
  • Chtryan v. Vardanyan

    Practice Area:
    Slip and Fall Accident
    Date:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Outcome:
    $211,386.06
    Description:
    Plaintiff, a 30 year old male, while visiting an acquaintance, slipped and fell in the kitchen area where defendant had previously spilt some soup and failed to warn the plaintiff. The fall resulted in a fracture of plaintiff's left [non-dominant] wrist. He was taken to ER where closed reduction was performed. More than a year later, the plaintiff had an arthroscopic debridement done to relieve pain, which was successful.
  • Herrea vs. Mardell

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Dec 23, 2011
    Outcome:
    Defense verdict
    Description:
    Plaintiff claimed the defendant made an unsafe left turn in front of him. The defendant claimed the plaintiff was speeding. An independent witness confirmed defendant's position.
  • Smith vs. Lindsey Wagner, Regina Samsel and Lindlear Corporation

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    May 10, 2012
    Outcome:
    $353,800.00 [30% comparative fault assigned to Plaintiff]
    Description:
    Plaintiff claimed the defendant made an unsafe left turn in front of him. The defendant denied liability. Damages: Plaintiff injured his neck, shoulders and back. His neck and shoulder pain resolved after treatment with a chiropractor. However his low back and SI joints needed future care. According to the defense and their ortho expert, this was a soft tissue case.