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James Gooding’s Legal Cases

11 total


  • Bae v. Lakeside Adult Family Home

    Practice Area:
    Nursing home abuse and neglect
    Date:
    May 12, 2016
    Outcome:
    Unanimous Supreme Court Decision
    Description:
    GLP ATTORNEYS obtained a unanimous Washington Supreme Court ruling that expands protection for vulnerable adults in nursing homes. The appellate team of Scott Lundberg, Jim Gooding and Alex French won an important victory for their client that changes Washington law. A unanimous Court held the vulnerable adult statute, chapter 74.34, creates an implied cause of action against mandated reporters who fail to report suspected abuse or neglect.
  • Shannon Leahy v. State Farm Insurance Co.

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Date:
    Sep 25, 2015
    Outcome:
    $884,000 verdict
    Description:
    Plaintiff was involved in a car accident after which she developed dermatomyositis (an autoimmune disease). Her insurance company offered her $0, and never a cent more. Mr. Gooding was able to prove that the disease was caused by the collision, and the jury awarded substantial damages.
  • Maria Kavran v. Enterprise Rent-a-Car and Ryan

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Date:
    Sep 06, 2014
    Outcome:
    $1,650,000 settlement
    Description:
    Ms. Kavran was rear ended causing a permanent neck injury. She eventually needed a three-level cervical fusion. The defendants at first claimed that the accident did not injury her neck at all. Three weeks before trial the case was settled for one of the largest reported cervical fusion settlements ever in the State of Washington.
  • Bae v. Lakeside Adult Family Home

    Practice Area:
    Nursing home abuse and neglect
    Date:
    Aug 23, 2013
    Outcome:
    $1,500,000 policy limits settlement
    Description:
    Ms. Bae was killed when she was intentionally given the wrong medication (morphine) by a nursing assistant. For four years, the home insisted that they had no insurance and no assets, before finally being forced to admit that they did, and being forced to pay.
  • J.W. v. D.S.

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Date:
    Jul 22, 2010
    Outcome:
    $1,250,000 settlement
    Description:
    The plaintiff suffered a fractured ankle after being hit on her bike by an SUV. The settlement is the highest reported settlement or verdict for an ankle fracture in Washinton State.
  • Phillips v. Bush Realty Associates

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2007
    Outcome:
    Verdict of $865,000
    Description:
    Mr. Phillips slipped on grease in the stairwell of the building he worked in, injuring his knee and requiring surgery. The defendants, who maintained the building, claimed that they had no notice that the stairwell was not adequately lit, nor that the grease was on the ground. Their offer was $0. At trial, the jury first returned a verdict of 100% liability against the defendants, then heard the damages portion of the case, returning a verdict in favor of the plaintiff of $865,000.
  • Houge v. City of New York

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2006
    Outcome:
    Verdict of $613,000
    Description:
    Mr. Houge was a temporary worker who fell through a rotten stairway while moving furniture for the City, sustaining an fractured kneecap.
  • Marrero v. Javier

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Outcome:
    Verdict for $325,000
    Description:
    Mr. Marrero was a passenger in the back of a taxi, who fractured bones in his face when the taxi hit another car.
  • Hassan v. Aiden

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Outcome:
    $1,000,000 settlement
    Description:
    Wrongful death of a man who was driving a van that was given to him with a defective tire.
  • Aidruss v. Faki

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Outcome:
    $1,000,000 settlement
    Description:
    $1,000,000 settlement for a passenger in a semi-truck who sustained a injury to his arm that required multiple surgeries.