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Michael J. Crowley

Michael Crowley’s Legal Cases

9 total

  • Fitzhugh v. Granada Healthcare, LLC

    Practice Area:
    Nursing home abuse and neglect
    Outcome:
    Obtained Large Confidential Settlement
    Description:
    Obtained published decision upholding right to trial for surviving family members over nursing home's attempt to force family into arbitration.
  • Lavendar V. Skilled Health

    Practice Area:
    Class action
    Date:
    Jul 06, 2010
    Outcome:
    $677 million jury verdict
    Description:
    This nursing home understaffing class action case was certified, then tried in a 6 1/2 month jury trial in Humboldt County Superior Court. The $677 million dollar verdict is the largest verdict in the USA in 2010, and the largest in the skilled nursing context ever.
  • Maxner V. Finch Transportation

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Outcome:
    $1,000,000 policy limit recovery
    Description:
    Plaintiff seriously injured when struck head-on on I-5 by semi-truck driver who fell asleep and crossed median. Plaintiff underwent several surgies, including plating and a bone graft.
  • Carlson V. Leonardo Logging

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Outcome:
    $1,000,000 policy limit recovery
    Description:
    The loader operator employee of Leonardo Logging unsafely loaded redwood logs onto plaintiff's log truck, and plaintiff sustained a fractured neck when the unstable "peaker" log fell off and struck plaintiff.
  • Chambers v. KD Trucking

    Practice Area:
    Trucking accident
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Outcome:
    $500,000 policy limit recovery
    Description:
    While riding her bicycle home from work, plaintiff was struck by a flat bed semi, sustaining an occipital skull fracture. The trauma damaged her olfactory nerve, leaving her permanently without her sense of smell (anosmia).
  • Huntzinger v. Hash

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful death
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Outcome:
    $3,600,000 trial judgement
    Description:
    This wrongful death matter sought damages for the murder of then 14 year old Curtis Huntzinger by defendant Hash, who buried his body after killing him. The case was finally solved 18 years later, when Hash confessed and led police to the body. He is serving 11 years for manslaughter. Counsel proceeded to a damages trial in Humboldt County Superior Court, and thereafter converted the judgement to a real estate judgement lien. Defendant's property was sold in partial satisfaction of the judgement.
  • Richard Neves v. Rounds Logging Co.

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Outcome:
    $800,000 settlement
    Description:
    Plaintiff, 51, suffered a right hand crush injury on a log landing when the defendant loader operator employee unsafely lifted the grapples on a heel boom loader while plaintiff was still locking his log trailer down. Plaintiff underwent surgery, and was left with permanent loss of grip strength and pain. He is unable to drive a log truck as a result.
  • Hart v. Grimes, et al

    Practice Area:
    Defective and dangerous products
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1993
    Outcome:
    $9.2 million dollar jury verdict
    Description:
    A 40 year old man was rendered a quadriplegic in a truck crash caused by a defective brake cleaning product.
  • Delaney v. Stigall, et al

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Date:
    Sep 10, 2012
    Outcome:
    $1 million dollar policy limit recovery (apportioned $820,000 to Delaney, $180,000 to driver of the Jeep)
    Description:
    Plaintiff was seriously injured while a passenger in a Jeep Cherokee that was truck head-on by defendant's truck in Mendocino County. Plaintiff required two hip surgeries to address his fractures.