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Patrik Griego

Patrik Griego’s Legal Cases

8 total

  • Fitzhugh v. Granada Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centers, LLC

    Practice Area:
    Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
    Outcome:
    Achieved large confidential settlement for clients
    Description:
    Successfully preserved the clients' right to jury trials by opposing the nursing homes attempt to compel arbitration in a published case that Mr. Griego argued before the California Court of Appeal, Fitzhugh v. Granada Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centers, LLC (2007) 150 Cal.App.4th 469.
  • People v. Friend

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Jury Finding of Not Guilty
    Description:
    Client was accused of evading police and violating felony probation and had confessed to being driver. Proved by medical testimony that client could not have driven vehicle and had been improperly coerced into confessing to crime.
  • People v. Confidential Defendant

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Jury Finding of Not Guilty
    Description:
    Represented client accused of driving under influence of alcohol and methamphetamine. Under cross examination, state's expert admitted that forensic alcohol tests within margin of error to below legal limit and that drug tests failed to capture quantity or time of use. Officer admitted client's field sobriety tests were satisfactory during cross examination.
  • Beals v. Sun Valley Floral Farms

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Outcome:
    Achieved $1.2 million settlement for clients
    Description:
    Filed lawsuit on behalf of workers bunching tulips that had not been paid overtime for work done in excess of 8 hour per day and/or 40 hour per week due to misclassification as harvesters. Achieved large confidential settlement resulting in award to all workers of overtime payments.
  • Royse v. Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Won Trial
    Description:
    Successfully Tried Six Week Jury Trial With my Partner Michael Morrison Involving Demand of More than Ten Million Dollars for Electrical Contact Injury.
  • Lavender v. Skilled Healthcare

    Practice Area:
    Elder Law
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Outcome:
    Largest Humboldt County Jury Verdict- $676.8M
    Description:
    Patrik Griego was one of four trial lawyers who conducted five years of litigation against Skilled Healthcare before winning a $676.8 million dollar jury award against a large nursing home chain (Lavender v. Skilled Healthcare Group). Mr. Griego handled the cross examinations of Skilled Healthcare employees regarding staffing numbers and financial incentives provided to corporate employees to understaff so as to increase business profit. The Plaintiffs' lawyers proved that Skilled Healthcare Group understaffed its 22 nursing homes in California. After a six-and-a-half month trial, the jury found that the chain was responsible for 1.2 million violations at a potential cost of $500 each. Two months after the verdict, Skilled Healthcare Group agreed to pay $50 million in a cash settlement and $12.8 million to cover the cost of an earlier injunction.
  • Lewison v. Insurance Company

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Achieved $725K award for client in uninsured motorist case
    Description:
    In 2011 Mr. Griego achieved a $725,000 award for a client injured in a car accident with an uninsured driver. Mr. Lewison suffered back injuries requiring a bi-level spinal fusion. Mr. Lewison's insurance company offered $60,000. After almost three years of litigation Mr. Lewison's insurance company offered the policy limits on the first day of arbitration.
  • Jason Lewison et al. v. Gergorio Orozco et al.

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Outcome:
    $6,189,455.39.
    Description:
    Mr. Griego obtained a judgment in excess of $6 million dollars while representing Mr. Lewison in a personal injury claim. The claim involved an auto accident in Orange County, CA. Mr. Lewison t-boned Mr. Orozco-Garcia when Mr. Orozco-Garcia, an unlicensed driver, made an unsafe left turn at an intersection. As a result of the accident Mr. Lewison suffered lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spinal injuries, resulting in a bi-level spinal fusion. Mr. Lewison also suffered permanent and severe urological and intestinal damage as a result of the accident and treatment. Mr. Griego provided expert testimony that Lewison, a young man at the time of the accident, was limited to working part-time for the remainder of his life and was unable to perform most household services for his family.