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  • Aslan v. Ferrari North America, Inc.Read Details
    Federal jury renders a unanimous defense verdict in less than 25 minutes following a six-day trial.
    United States District Court, Los Angeles, CA – April 24, 2019
    James J. Yukevich, Cristina M. Ciminelli, Jeffrey W. Caligiuri, Cameron J. Schlagel
  • Johnson v. Systems XT, Inc.Read Details
    Yukevich | Cavanaugh achieves a significant Motion for Summary Judgment victory.
    California Court of Appeal, Second District, Los Angeles, CA – March 27, 2019
    James J. Yukevich, Raymond H. Hua, Michael D.  Johnson
  • Sailors v. City of Fresno; SMG Holdings, Inc., et al.Read Details
    Yukevich | Cavanaugh affirms a significant Motion for Summary Judgment victory in quadriplegic case.
    California Court of Appeals, Fifth District - Fresno, CA – March 20, 2019
    Patrick J. Cimmarusti
  • Wisdom v. Easton Diamond Sports, LLCRead Details
    Yukevich | Cavanaugh achieves a significant victory for Easton Diamond Sports, LLC in a purported class action.
    United States Disrict Court, Los Angeles, CA – February 11, 2019
    Thomas Borncamp, Catherine L. Carlisle
  • Gross v. Rolando Lazatin et al.Read Details
    Yukevich | Cavanaugh achieves a significant Motion for Summary Judgment victory. 
    United States Disctrict Court, Los Angeles, CA – January 4, 2019
    Cristina M. Ciminelli, Vincent Xu
  • Capps et. al. v. Safariland, LLCRead Details
    Yukevich | Cavanaugh obtains a full defense verdict.
    Stanley Mosk Superior Court, Los Angeles, CA – March 12, 2018
    Steven D. Smelser, Bobbie N. Eftekar
  • Linares v. Crown Equipment CorporationRead Details
    Federal jury renders a unanimous defense verdict in less than 45 minutes following a seven-day trial.
    United States District Court, Riverside, CA – February 28, 2018
    Todd A. Cavanaugh, Paul C. White
  • Tieu v. Sina International, Inc.
    Admitted liability bus accident resulting in fatal injuries to a passenger.  Secured favorable verdict after jury trial.
    Riverside Superior Court, Riverside, California – February 16, 2018
  • Michel v. Safariland LLC, et al.Read Details
    Yukevich | Cavanaugh achieves a significant victory as the court granted a Motion for Summary Judgment dismissing all claims against Safariland.
    United States District Court, San Diego, CA – October 31, 2017
    Steven D. Smelser, Bobbie N. Eftekar
  • Herod v. PDC et al.Read Details
    Yukevich | Cavanaugh achieves a significant Motion for Summary Judgment victory.
    Alameda Superior Courthouse, Alameda, CA – August 31, 2017
    Cristina M. Ciminelli
  • Grossman v. The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School DistrictRead Details
    Yukevich | Cavanaugh achieves a significant Motion for Summary Judgment victory.
    Santa Monica Superior Court, Santa Monica, CA – April 20, 2017
    Cristina M. Ciminelli
  • Currie v. Ford Motor CompanyRead Details
    Jury returns unanimous defense verdict in mesothelioma case.
    Pasadena Superior Court, Pasadena, CA – March 22, 2017
    Steven D. Smelser, Jacquelyn J. Sugapong
  • Herbert v. Takata CorporationRead Details
    Jury gives full defense verdict in seat belt case.
    San Bernardino Superior Court, San Bernardino, CA – March 16, 2017
    James J. Yukevich, Michael D.  Johnson
  • Khosh, Al v. Staples Construction CompanyRead Details
    Yukevich Cavanaugh Prevails in Published Appellate Opinion – No Recovery Granted Under Privette Doctrine.
    California Court of Appeal, Second District, Los Angeles, CA – October 27, 2016
    James J. Yukevich, Cristina M. Ciminelli, Patrick J. Cimmarusti
  • Cervantes v. Nijjar Realty, Inc.Read Details
    Arbitrator rejects former employee's claim of retaliation. Defense verdict.
    Los Angeles, CA – June 30, 2016
    Justin  M.  Marvisi
  • Jensen v. BNSFRead Details
    Federal jury returns with a defense verdict for BNSF Railway Co.
    United States District Courthouse, San Francisco, CA – November 6, 2015
    James J. Yukevich, Cristina M. Ciminelli
  • Caro v. MPN-14
    Norwalk, CA – December 1, 2014
    Cristina M. Ciminelli
  • Hendelman v. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, LLC et al.
    Alleged brain injury arising from snowmobile accident.  Favorable settlement two weeks into jury trial.
    Mammoth Lakes Court, Mamoth Lakes, CA – November 10, 2014
  • Marquez v. Chevron U.S.A, Inc. et. al.Read Details
    Santa Monica Jury Rejects Asbestos Claim Against Landowner. Defense verdict.
    Santa Monica Superior Court, Santa Monica, CA – October 6, 2014
    James J. Yukevich, Paul C. White
  • Osborne v. Todd Farm Service, et al.Read Details
    Judge Grants Motion for Terminating Sanctions and Dismisses Entire Action with Prejudice During Plaintiff’s Case-in-Chief.
    Ventura Superior Court, Ventura, CA – July 30, 2014
    James J. Yukevich, Cristina M. Ciminelli, Patrick J. Cimmarusti
  • Acuna v. Riddell, Inc.Read Details
    Helmet maker not to blame in footbal player's injury. Defense verdict.
    Stanley Mosk Superior Court, Los Angeles, CA – March 20, 2014
    James J. Yukevich, Thomas Borncamp, David A. Turner
  • Garcia v. Ford Motor CompanyRead Details
    Defense Verdict in multiple-vehicle accident, alleged design defect in restraints system and crashworthiness, plaintiffs alleged neck, spine and rib fractures. 
    Torrance Superior Court, Torrance, CA – September 26, 2013
    Steven D. Smelser
  • Sohn v. Easton-Bell Sports, Inc.Read Details
    Easton-Bell Sports bike helmet found safe at trial. Defense verdict.
    Van Nuys Superior Court, Van Nuys, CA – August 15, 2013
    James J. Yukevich, Thomas Borncamp, David A. Turner
  • Pillars v. BNSF Railway Co.Read Details
    Improper body mechanics caused injury.  Defense verdict.
    Norwalk Superior Court, Norwalk, CA – May 9, 2013
    James J. Yukevich, Cristina M. Ciminelli
  • Kransky v. DePuy Orthopaedics Inc.Read Details
    Plaintiff alleged defective metal hip caused severe physical injury. 
    March, 2013 , Alexander Calfo
  • Runflat America, LLC v. Michelin North America, Inc. et al.
    Shareholder derivative action alleging trade libel, interference with contractual relations, and violation of California Unfair Competition Law.  Result: Demurrer sustained without leave to amend and affirmed on appeal.
    Stanley Mosk Superior Court, Los Angeles, CA – December 18, 2012
    Todd A. Cavanaugh
  • Petitpas v. Ford Motor CompanyRead Details
    Plaintiff alleged asbestos bystander exposure. Defense verdict.
    Stanley Mosk Superior Court, Los Angeles, CA – August, 2012
    James J. Yukevich, Steven D. Smelser
  • McGowan v. Par 3 Landscape CorporationRead Details
    Admitted-liability case in which plaintiff sought damages for neck/back injuries, leading to cervical fusion surgery. Result: Verdict of $85,000.
    Las Vegas Justice Center, Las Vegas, NV
    Todd A. Cavanaugh
  • Padilla v. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company
    United States District Court, Los Angeles, CA – 2012
    James J. Yukevich, Cristina M. Ciminelli
  • Goldberg v. Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company et al.Read Details
    Wrongful death action arising out of a plane crash.  Plaintiffs alleged a hotel concierge negligently referred guests to air charter company. Defense verdict.
    Long Beach Superior Court, Long Beach, CA – July 1, 2012
    Thomas Borncamp, Alexander Calfo
  • Imaging Advisor, Inc. v. General Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd.Read Details
    Alleged breach of consulting contract, where plaintiff alleged in excess of $4 million in damages.  Favorable judgment after bench trial.
    Orange County, California – 2012
  • Pappalardo v. Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. et al.Read Details
    Putative federal class action brought by parents who purchased composite youth baseball bats. Suit alleged false advertising, consumer fraud, and breach of warranties. Case dismissed at pleading stage.
    United States District Court, New Jersey – December 23, 2011
    Thomas Borncamp
  • Steiner v. Ford Motor Company et. al.Read Details
    Santa Barbara Superior Court, Santa Barbara, CA – October 3, 2011
    James J. Yukevich
  • Charles v. Mountain View Mobile Home EstatesRead Details
    San Bernardino Superior Court, San Bernardino, CA – 2011
    James J. Yukevich, Cristina M. Ciminelli
  • Morrison v. Ford Motor CompanyRead Details
    Jury sides with Ford Motor Company in asbestos suit. Defense Verdict.
    Stanley Mosk Superior Court, Los Angeles, CA – May 20, 2011
    Steven D. Smelser, Alexander Calfo
  • Rodriguez v. General Dynamics Armanent and Technical Products, Inc.
    United States District Court, Honolulu, HI – November 30, 2010
    James J. Yukevich, Cristina M. Ciminelli
  • Eubanks v. KBC America Inc.Read Details
    Jury Rejects Parents' Lawsuit Against Helmet Maker. Defense Verdict.
    Stanley Mosk Superior Court, Los Angeles, CA – November 23, 2010
    James J. Yukevich, Delmar S. Thomas
  • Bostani v. Whitehall St. et. al.
    San Diego Superior Court North Division, Vista, CA – August 20, 2010
    James J. Yukevich, Cristina M. Ciminelli
  • Estate of Bobby Lee Herring, Sr. v. Ford Motor CompanyRead Details
    Stanley Mosk Superior Court, Los Angeles, CA – July 29, 2010
  • Houck v. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Co.
    Alameda Superior Court, Alameda, CA – June 1, 2010
    James J. Yukevich, Cristina M. Ciminelli
  • Zhao v. Cox Enterprises, Inc.
    Verdicts & Decisions – 2010
    James J. Yukevich, Cristina M. Ciminelli
  • Harsha v. ServiceMaster Co. et. al.
    San Bernardino Superior Court, San Bernardino, CA – February 1, 2010
    James J. Yukevich, Cristina M. Ciminelli
  • Novak v. Pizza Hut, Inc.
    San Diego Superior Court, San Diego, CA – January 4, 2010
    James J. Yukevich, Cristina M. Ciminelli
  • Goebel v. Ford Motor CompanyRead Details
    Ford Scores Rare Win in Asbestos Case. Defense Verdict.
    Stanley Mosk Superior Court, Los Angeles, CA – November 23, 2009
    James J. Yukevich, Steven D. Smelser
  • Clarendon National Ins. Co. v. Ford Motor Company
    Garage and vehicle fire alleged to have been caused by a recalled speed control component. Result: Defense verdict.
    Imperial County Superior Court, El Centro, CA – August 1, 2009
    Steven D. Smelser
  • Deal v. Michelin North America, Inc.Read Details
    Rollover of full-size pickup truck following right rear tread separation, alleged manufacturing defects in tire, two occupants fatally injured. Result: Defense verdict.
    United States District Court, Las Vegas, NV – April 21, 2009
    James J. Yukevich, Todd A. Cavanaugh, Cristina M. Ciminelli
  • Jones v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
    Single-vehicle rollover accident, alleged design defects in roof structure, plaintiff sustained spinal injury resulting in quadriplegia. Defense Verdict.
    Central Civil West Superior Court, Los Angeles, CA – March 13, 2009
    James J. Yukevich, Todd A. Cavanaugh, Delmar S. Thomas
  • National RV Co. v. Crane Corp.
    Action for breach of contract and fraud regarding sidewall materials on 73 motor homes.  Plaintiff sought $28 million in compensatory damages, plus punitive damages and attorney fees.  $3.5 million verdict.
    United States District Court, Riverside, CA – 2008
  • Keddington v. Michelin North America, Inc.
    March 3, 2008
    James J. Yukevich, Cristina M. Ciminelli
  • Gaudry v. Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Two-vehicle accident alleged design and warning defects in Honda Reflex scooter, plaintiff sustained severe leg injury requiring amputation. Result: Defense verdict.
    Burbank Superior Court, Burbank, CA – December 24, 2007
    James J. Yukevich, Todd A. Cavanaugh
  • Arroyo v. Ford Motor Company
    Single-vehicle accident following claimed unintended acceleration, alleged cruise control system defect, moderate injuries, punitive damages allegations. Result: Defense verdict.
    Miami-Dade County Court, Miami, FL – October 2, 2007
    James J. Yukevich, Todd A. Cavanaugh
  • Pineda v. Deere & CompanyRead Details
    Fatal injury to contruction worker, alleged design and warning defects in front-end loader/backhoe. Result: Defense Verdict.
    Chatsworth Superior Court, Chatsworth, CA – April 6, 2007
    Todd A. Cavanaugh, Cristina M. Ciminelli
  • Baez v. L&L Machinery IncRead Details
    Jury Rejects Quadriplegic's Suit Against Manaufacturer
    Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court, Rancho Cucamonga, CA – February 11, 2007
    James J. Yukevich
  • Delloro v. Michelin North America, Inc.
    Cargo van rollover, alleged tire defect, brain injury. Defense verdict.
    Los Angeles, California – August 18, 2006
    James J. Yukevich, Thomas Borncamp
  • Wheeler v. The Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad Company
    Orange County Central Justice Center, Santa Ana, CA – 2006
    James J. Yukevich, Cristina M. Ciminelli
  • Hidaka/Hartman v. Michelin North America, Inc.
    Verdicts & Decisions – 2006
    James J. Yukevich
  • Cabrera v. Isuzu Motors, Ltd.
    Sport-utility vehicle rollover, alleged seat defect, catastrophic injuries, punitive damages allegations. Mistrial due to hung jury; directed verdict for defense on punitive damages claim.
    Central Civil West Superior Court, Los Angeles, CA – October 1, 2005
    James J. Yukevich
  • Parks v. Michelin North America et. al.Read Details
    Jury exonerates Michelin Tires in van accident injuring six
    Riverside Superior Court, Riverside, CA – March 14, 2005
    James J. Yukevich, Cristina M. Ciminelli
  • Quinney v. Hyundai Motor America
    Single-vehicle accident following unintended acceleration, moderate injuries. Defense verdict.
    Los Angeles, California – 2004
    Thomas Borncamp
  • Tepei v. Michelin North AmericaRead Details
    Lewis County Court, Chehalis, WA – April 23, 2004
    James J. Yukevich, Todd A. Cavanaugh, Cristina M. Ciminelli
  • Knottā€™s Berry Farm v. Togo International
    Orange County Central Justice Center, Santa Ana, CA – October 29, 2003
    James J. Yukevich, Cristina M. Ciminelli
  • Watts v. Ford Motor Company
    Single-vehicle accident following claimed unintended acceleration, alleged cruise control system defect, catastrophic injury. Result: Defense verdict.
    Sacramento County Superior Court, Sacramento, CA – October 1, 2003
    James J. Yukevich, Todd A. Cavanaugh
  • The Boeing Company v. ArvinMeritor, Inc.
    Breach of contract action arising out of corporate merger. Result: Defense award at binding arbitration.
    Los Angeles, California – October 1, 2002
  • Corinthian v. Harutian
    Verdicts & Decisions – 2002
    Cristina M. Ciminelli
  • Nia v. Harutian
    Verdicts & Decisions – 2002
    Cristina M. Ciminelli
  • Reyes v. Hyundai Motor Company
    Single-vehicle accident, fatal injury to parent, catastrophic injuries to minor, multiple alleged crashworthiness defects. Defense verdict.
    Orange County Superior Court, Santa Ana, CA – October 1, 2001
    James J. Yukevich, Thomas Borncamp
  • Carver v. Michelin North America
    Pick-up truck rollover, alleged tire defect, quadriplegic injury. Settled during trial.
    San Diego Superior Court, San Diego, CA – September 4, 2001
    James J. Yukevich, Thomas Borncamp
  • Jenkins v. Hyundai Motor Company
    Single-vehicle accident, alleged roof and restraint system defects, quadriplegic injury. Defense verdict.
    Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court, Rancho Cucamonga, CA – October 1, 1997
    James J. Yukevich
  • Park v. Mazda Motor Corporation
    Minivan rollover, seatbelted child ejected, alleged restraint system defect, severe head injury. Defense verdict.
    Riverside Superior Court, Riverside, CA – October 1, 1995
    James J. Yukevich
  • Moore v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
    All-terrain vehicle accident, alleged stability and warning defects, catastrophic spinal cord injury. Defense verdict.
    San Francisco Superior Court, San Francisco, CA – October 1, 1993
    James J. Yukevich
  • Vandenburg v. Honda Research & Development Co.
    Atlantic County Superior Court, Atlantic City, NJ – November 21, 1990
    James J. Yukevich, Thomas Borncamp