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Michael Danko

Michael Danko’s Legal Cases

10 total

  • Burdett v. Teledyne Continental Motors

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Date:
    Dec 03, 2008
    Outcome:
    $14.9 million jury verdict for plaintiff.
    Description:
    Plaintiff suffered brain injury in a plane crash. We proved that the crash was caused by the negligence of the engine manufacturer, whose overhaul manual was too confusing for the mechanic to follow. The jury's verdict is enough to take care for the plaintiff's needs for the rest of his life. The verdict was one of the largest of the year in the State of California.
  • Jing-Li v. Sheng Foods

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Outcome:
    $50 million judgment for plaintiff
    Description:
    We proved that 2-year-old Jeffrey Jing-Li choked and died after eating the defendant candy manufacturer's "Mini Gel" candy because the candy was too dangerous for youg children, that the manufacturer knew that, and marketed the candy to children anyway.
  • Denevi v. Swenson

    Practice Area:
    Business
    Outcome:
    $10 million judgment for plaintiff
    Description:
    We proved that the real estate transaction went sour because our client's partner put his own interests ahead of those of our client.
  • Young v. Standard Aero

    Practice Area:
    Aviation
    Outcome:
    $2.9 million verdict for plaintiff
    Description:
    We proved that the helicopter crash that injured our client was soley the result of defendant's careless maintenance practices and that our client could not have done anything to avoid the accident.
  • Jane Doe v. Utility Company

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Outcome:
    $20 million settlement for plaintiff
    Description:
    We obtained a $20 million settlement for our client who was injured in a utility explosion within four months of the accident.
  • Doe Family v. Helicopter Tour Company

    Practice Area:
    Aviation
    Outcome:
    $9.75 million settlement
    Description:
    We secured the settlement for the family of a man who was killed in the crash of a Hawaiian tour helicopter.
  • Policyholder v. Insurance Company

    Practice Area:
    Insurance
    Outcome:
    $2.6 million settlement
    Description:
    Obtained from insurance carrier who stonewalled on paying $225,000 in client's medical bills.
  • Vine v. Bear Valley

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Outcome:
    $9.8 million jury verdict
    Description:
    We proved that our client was injured because the design of the snowboard feature from which she jumped was defective and dangerous.
  • Dunn v. State of Hawaii

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Outcome:
    $2.2 million judgment for plaintiff
    Description:
    Our client suffered a brain injury when he fell from his bicycle on the island of Oahu. Though he couldn't remember what happened, we proved that he fell because there was a defect in the road which the state should have repaired months earlier.
  • Goble v. Estate of Pike

    Practice Area:
    Aviation
    Date:
    Dec 05, 2011
    Outcome:
    $10 million jury verdict for plaintiff
    Description:
    Verdict for widow of pilot killed when helicopter crashed into power lines