The Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal has released its list of 2020 Top Verdicts and named Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi LLP’s case Fannin v. Camden Blaze LLC among the largest and most significant verdicts in California. The $2,595,106.97 award to our client followed a two-week bench trial before by Judge Margaret L. Oldendorf and included $2,143,617 for damages as well as $451,489.97 in costs. The notable result was obtained by PSBR attorneys Spencer Lucas and Alex Behar for Plaintiff Nancy Fannin who suffered severe and permanent injuries after she was struck by a vehicle while walking through a hotel parking lot in Pasadena, California.
Fannin v. Camden Blaze LLC is one of only 34 cases throughout the state selected as a Top Verdict in California in 2020.
“The case certainly is notable because it shows the bar at large that bench trials can be an effective way for both sides to get a case to resolution,” said Mr. Lucas.
“This award proves to all of us that going forward in a Post-COVID era, both sides of the bar can work together to try to streamline cases and utilize bench trials in such a way that it saves our clients money, saves the court time and resources, and at the end of the day, can get a fair resolution that both sides can live with,” he added.
Mr. Behar agreed. “You can do good for your client by doing a bench trial,” he said. “You should have faith in the judges.”
For a full list of cases named among the Top Verdicts in California for 2020, visit dailyjournal.com