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Case Types: Wrongful Death - Survival Damages | Products Liability - Design Defect | Products Liability - Strict Liability 

Case: Susan Confessore, as administratrix for the Estate of Michael J. Confessore, deceased, and Susan Confessore, individually v. AGCO Corp., Wemrock Orchards Inc. and Hights Farm Equipment Co.

State: NJ

Date: 2018-10-05

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On May 17, 2013, plaintiff's decedent Michael Confessore, 49, a technician, was crushed to death while operating a Massey-Ferguson 255 tractor at Wemrock Orchards, in Freehold. ...

Worker/Workplace Negligence Subscribe to view the full case

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Case Types: Workplace - Workplace Safety | Worker/Workplace Negligence -  | Slips, Trips & Falls - Fall from Height 

Case: Brian Ward and Mila Ward v. Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc., Aurolife Pharma LLC, MWK and Company, New Jersey Boom and Erectors Inc., Tri-Steel Fabricators Inc. and Fania Roofing Company Inc.

State: NJ

Date: 2018-03-27

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Sept. 3, 2014, plaintiff Brian Ward, 57, a construction foreman, was working in a building in Dayton....

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Bus | Motor Vehicle - Bicycle | Motor Vehicle - Sideswipe | Motor Vehicle - Multiple Vehicle | Wrongful Death - Survival Damages | Products Liability - Design Defect | Products Liability - Failure to Warn | Products Liability - Manufacturing Defect 

Case: Keon Khiabani and Aria Khiabani, minors by and through their national mother, Katayoun Barin; Katayoun Barin, individually; Katayoun Barin as Executrix of the Estate of Kayvan Khiabani, M.D. (Decedent), and the Estate of Kayvan Khiabani, M.D. (Decedent) v. Motor Coach Industries, Inc., a Delaware corporation; Michelangelo Leasing Inc. d/b/a Ryan's Express, an Arizona corporation; Edward Hubbard, a Nevada Resident; Bell Sports, Inc. d/b/a Giro Sport Design, a Delaware corporation; Vista Outdoor Inc., doing business as Giro Sport Design; SevenPlus Bicycles, Inc., doing business as Pro Cyclery, a Nevada Corporation

State: NV

Date: 2018-03-23

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On April 18, 2017, Kayvan Khiabani, 51, a plastic surgeon, was killed when his bicycle collided with a tour bus in Las Vegas....

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Case Types: Government - Police | Civil Rights - 42 USC 1983 | Government - Municipalities | Government - Excessive Force | Wrongful Death - Survival Damages | Civil Rights - Police as Defendant 

Case: Collette Flanagan, individually and on behalf of the estate of Clinton Allen, deceased, and Ronderaline S. Allen, individually v. The City of Dallas, Texas, and Clark Staller

State: TX

Date: 2017-10-23

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On March 10, 2013, plaintiffs' decedent Clinton Allen, 25, a laborer, was walking to his car from the apartment of a female acquaintance in south Dallas. The woman had called 911 and reported that Al...

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Case Types: Products Liability - Design Defect | Products Liability - Failure to Warn | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Assembly or Installation 

Case: Andrea Honigsblum v. Clopay Building Products Company, KG Doors, Joshua Klimek and Next Door & Window

State: IL

Date: 2017-10-23

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: During the morning of Dec. 31, 2013, plaintiff Andrea Honigsblum, 44, an ophthalmic surgeon, was manually closing the door of her condominium's garage at 2319 N. Leavitt St., in Chicago due to an iss...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - Neurosurgeon | Medical Malpractice - Neurosurgery | Medical Malpractice - Surgical Error | Medical Malpractice - Delayed Diagnosis | Medical Malpractice - Negligent Treatment | Medical Malpractice - Post-Operative Care | Medical Malpractice - Wrong Site/Procedure 

Case: Michael Gaglione v. Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Martin Luken, M.D., Jeffrey Moore, M.D., and Sameh Nabelsi, M.D.

State: IL

Date: 2017-10-19

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On April 2, 2013, plaintiff Michael Gaglione, 71, underwent spinal surgery that was performed by Dr. Martin Luken, a neurosurgeon at Ingalls Memorial Hospital, in Harvey. Gaglione had presented with ...

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Case Types: Premises Liability - Apartment Building | Premises Liability - Dangerous Condition | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Assembly or Installation 

Case: David Craig v. MW Roofing Aluminum Inc. and Village Greene Phase IV

State: IL

Date: 2017-07-18

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Nov. 14, 2014, plaintiff David Craig, 49, tow truck driver, was knocked down after being struck in the head by a windblown shingle that came off the roof of an apartment building at Village Greene...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Passenger | Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender | Motor Vehicle - Multiple Vehicle 

Case: Azemar King v. Frank T. Connery, Thomas K. Connery, Rene Bago and Schaumburg Hotels LLC

State: IL

Date: 2017-07-18

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Dec. 3, 2013, plaintiff Azemar King, 45, a Master Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps., was traveling by way of O'Hare Airport to a recruiting assignment in Indiana. Due to travel delays, h...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Truck | Motor Vehicle - Pedestrian | Motor Vehicle - Tractor-Trailer | Premises Liability - Dangerous Condition 

Case: Ankitaben R. Parikh and Rikin Parikh v. Robert D. Smith; Frock Brothers Trucking, Inc., Taro Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., One Commerce Drive, and Halasz Electrical Contracting Inc.

State: NJ

Date: 2017-03-02

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Sept. 19, 2014, plaintiff Ankitaben Parikh, 32, an accountant, was struck by a tractor-trailer in a parking lot in Cranbury. ...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender | Motor Vehicle - Multiple Impact | Motor Vehicle - Multiple Vehicle 

Case: Susan Hayes v. Chacara Williams, AmeriFleet Transportation, Bharath Arumugam, Joseph Dooley, and Carolina Casualty Insurance

State: NJ

Date: 2016-11-11

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Oct. 31, 2013, plaintiff Susan Hayes, 46, an analyst, was involved in a multiple-car collision on the Garden State Parkway near Bloomfield. She had been driving a Volkswagen Jetta, heading north i...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Bus | Motor Vehicle - Left Turn | Motor Vehicle - Motorcycle | Motor Vehicle - Intersection 

Case: William Hickey Jr. v. Pace Suburban Bus Service, Pace and Lonnell Thurmond

State: IL

Date: 2016-09-30

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Aug. 11, 2011, plaintiff William Hickey Jr., a water treatment technician for the city of Lockport, was operating a motorcycle on the northbound curb lane of Illinois Route 171, toward its interse...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Premises Liability - Inadequate or Negligent Security | Premises Liability - Amusement Park/Place of Entertainment 

Case: Shapara Hicks individually and as independent administrator of the Estate of Latorya McGraw, deceased v. Epitome Restaurant and Night Club d/b/a E2; Dwayne Kyles; Calvin Hollins; Le Mirage Studio, Ltd. d/b/a Epitome E2 Chicago, and a/k/a Heroes Sports Bar & Grill; Lesly Benodin; Lesley Motors, Inc.; Envy Productions & Entertainment Co., Inc. a/k/a, Envy Productions; Marco Flores; Team 1 Security; Onesti Entertainment Corporation; Clique Ltd.; Raphael Pellot; Ira Navarro; Donald Crayton; City of Chicago; Vaughn Woods; AM/FM Ohio Inc. d/b/a WGCI, Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. a/k/a Clear Channel Communications

State: IL

Date: 2016-08-30

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Shortly after midnight during the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 17, 2003, Latorya McGraw, 24, was trampled to death in a panic crowd stampede while attending an event at the E2 Nightclub in Chi...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender | Motor Vehicle - Tractor-Trailer | Motor Vehicle - Weather Conditions 

Case: Brian S. Bowers v. Willie H. Kelly, Bults, Inc., MBI, Inc. and Mr. Bults, Inc.

State: IL

Date: 2016-05-17

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On October 4, 2011, plaintiff Brian Bowers, a 44-year-old trucker, was in the course of his employment, operating a tractor-trailer truck on Interstate 355 in Elgin. Bowers was stopped, due to a traf...

Slips, Trips & Falls Subscribe to view the full case

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Case Types: Construction - Accidents | Workplace - Workplace Safety | Worker/Workplace Negligence - OSHA | Slips, Trips & Falls - Fall from Height 

Case: Eric Austin and Maria Austin v. Morris Plains Contracting LLC, M&M at Morris Plains LLC, Pyramid Contracting Corporation and French & Parrello Associates, PA

State: NJ

Date: 2016-05-06

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On May 3, 2013, plaintiff Eric Austin, 50, a laborer employed by Danco General Contracting, was helping to remove copper and brass piping from a building demolition site on Tabor Road in Morris Plain...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Motor Vehicle - Truck | Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Retention 

Case: Theresa L. Swenson individually and as Special Administrator of the Estates of Aaron M. Swenson; Baby Doe A; Praetorian Insurance Co. & Joseph LeSanche v. Adam Troy, Hussmann Refrigeration; Hussmann Corp.

State: IL

Date: 2016-04-18

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On May 22, 2012, plaintiffs' decedent Aaron Swenson, 31, an insurance investigator, was driving a Dodge Avenger north on Interstate 294 near the Roosevelt Road exit in Hillside. Meanwhile, plaintiff ...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Insurance - Coverage | Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender | Hotel/Restaurant - Dram Shop | Motor Vehicle - Multiple Vehicle | Motor Vehicle - Alcohol Involvement | Motor Vehicle - Automobile Insurance | Motor Vehicle - Underinsured Motorist | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Service of Alcohol 

Case: Patricia Engrassia v. Erick Uzcategui, Hunterdon Motors Inc., Federated Mutual Insurance Co., John Saddy, Saddy Family LLC, LASV Inc., Bamboo Bar LLC, James S. Torsiello, Frank A. Talarico, Sarita M. Hines, Indre Dosinaite, James S. Torsiello III, and New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company

State: NJ

Date: 2016-01-29

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Nov. 25, 2010, Jason C. Marles, 32, was heading north on the Garden State Parkway. At milepost 83.3 in Brick Township, his car was rear-ended on the left rear side, causing it to rotate clockwise....

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Case Types: Construction - Accidents | Slips, Trips & Falls - Slip and Fall 

Case: Kevin Montgomery v. Bovis Lend Lease, EDC Management, Enterprise Companies and GP2 LLC

State: IL

Date: 2015-12-10

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Dec. 6, 2007, plaintiff Kevin Montgomery, 54, was employed by subcontractor Tribco on a South Prairie Avenue construction project under general contractor Bovis Lend Lease. While moving a cart ful...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - Failure to Treat | Medical Malpractice - Infection Control | Medical Malpractice - Ear, Nose & Throat | Medical Malpractice - Post-Operative Care 

Case: Danielle Reardon v. Joseph P. Gavron, M.D., South West Head and Neck Surgical Associates, S.C., Tinley Woods Surgery Center and Advocate Southwest Amubulatory Surgery Center LLC

State: IL

Date: 2015-12-10

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Dec. 7, 2005, plaintiff Danielle Reardon, 32, an engineer who, two weeks post-partum, underwent a surgery to address complaints of chronic pansinusitis and a deviated nasal septum. The surgery was...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender | Motor Vehicle - Multiple Vehicle 

Case: Ilona Zaltauskaite as representative of the Estate of Michael Raymond v. Andy Likwarz and Waltco Inc.

State: IL

Date: 2015-10-06

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Oct. 16, 2012, plaintiff's decedent Michael Raymond, 30, a mortgage broker, was driving a subcompact car east on Interstate 90 in Chicago when he was involved in a collision with an eastbound box ...

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Case Types: Premises Liability - Inadequate or Negligent Security 

Case: Hershel Blake, Jr., as Special Administrator of the Estate of Michael Wilson v. Epitome Restaurant and Night Club d/b/a E2, Dwain Kyles, Calvin Hollins, Le Mirage Studio, Ltd d/b/a Epitome E2 and a/k/a Heroes Sports Bar & Grill, Lesley Motors, Inc., Lesley Benodin, Envy Productions & Entertainment Co., Inc. a/k/a, Envy Productions, Marco Flores, Team 1 Security, Onesti Entertainment Corporation, Raphael Pellot, City of Chicago, Vaughn Woods, AM/FM Ohio d/b/a WGCI, Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. a/k/a Clear Channel Communications, Ira Navarro, Donald Crayton, and Brian Keller a/k/a Brandon Keller

State: IL

Date: 2015-07-28

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: During the early morning of Feb. 17, 2003, Michael Wilson, age 22 and previously employed with the Chicago Tribune as a telemarketer selling newspaper subscriptions, was trampled to death in a panic ...

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Case Types: Premises Liability - Inadequate or Negligent Security | Premises Liability - Amusement Park/Place of Entertainment 

Case: Mary Carwell as Special Administrator of the Estate of Demetrict Carwell v. Epitome Restaurant and Night Club d/b/a E2, Dwain Kyles, Calvin Hollins, Le Mirage Studio, Ltd d/b /a Epitome E2 and a/k/a Heroes Sports Bar & Grill, Lesley Motors, Inc., Lesley Benodin, Envy Productions & Entertainment Co., Inc. a/k/a, Envy Productions, Marco Flores, Team 1 Security, Onesti Entertainment Corporation, Raphael Pellot, City Of Chicago, Vaughn Woods, AM/FM Ohio d/b/a WGCI, Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. a/k/a Clear Channel Communications, Ira Navarro, Donald Crayton, and Brian Keller a/k/a Brandon Keller

State: IL

Date: 2015-06-22

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: During the early morning of Feb. 17, 2003, Demetrict Carwell, age 23 and an office administration position with a security company, was trampled to death in a panic crowd stampede while attending an ...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Driveway | Motor Vehicle - Multiple Vehicle | Motor Vehicle - Reversing Vehicle 

Case: Sondra Ampania v. Elliot Gusset

State: NJ

Date: 2015-05-11

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On the evening of July 12, 2011, plaintiff Sondra Ampania, 40, a bartender, was driving south on Englishtown Road in Old Bridge. She collided with the rear-end of a pickup truck that was backing out ...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Crosswalk | Motor Vehicle - Pedestrian | Motor Vehicle - Single Vehicle 

Case: Michael C. Crogan v. Stanislav Evtimov, Park Ridge Taxi & Livery Ltd., and VD 2005 Corporation

State: IL

Date: 2015-04-15

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On the early evening of Nov. 1, 2010, plaintiff Michael C. Crogan, 55, a railroad conductor, was walking in the vicinity of Touhy Avenue and Cedar Street in Des Plaines. At approximately 5 p.m., whil...

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Case Types: Consumer Protection -  | Contracts - Breach of Contract 

Case: Joseph Mazzei, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated v. The Money Store and TMS, Mortgage, Inc.

State: NY

Date: 2014-12-19

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Oct. 2, 2000, plaintiff Joseph Mazzei received a balance statement from a mortgage provider, The Money Store. The statement provided a pay-off amount that included monthly late fees incurred durin...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender | Motor Vehicle - Multiple Vehicle | Motor Vehicle - Verbal Threshold 

Case: Christine Albro and John Albro v. Anthony Esposito

State: NJ

Date: 2014-12-04

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Aug. 17, 2012, plaintiff Christine Albro, 61, a nurse, was traveling south on the Garden State Parkway, in Sayreville. Behind her was a car driven by Anthony Esposito. Esposito took his eyes off t...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Premises Liability - Inadequate or Negligent Security 

Case: Bernice Jackson, as special administrator of the Estate of Chanta Jackson v. Epitome Restaurant and Night Club d/b/a E2, Dwain Kyles, Calvin Hollins, Le Mirage Studio, Ltd. d/b /a Epitome E2 and a/k/a Heroes Sports Bar & Grill, Lesley Motors, Inc., Lesley Benodin, Envy Productions & Entertainment Co., Inc. a/k/a, Envy Productions, Marco Flores, Team 1 Security, Onesti Entertainment Corporation, Raphael Pellot, the City Of Chicago, a Municipal Corporation, Vaughn Woods, AM/FM Ohio d/b/a WGCI, Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. a/k/a Clear Channel Communications, Ira Navarro, Donald Crayton and Brian Keller a/k/a Brandon Keller

State: IL

Date: 2014-11-20

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Feb. 17, 2003, in the early morning hours past midnight, Chanta Jackson , age 26 and the mother of two children, was trampled to death in a panic crowd stampede while attending an event at the E2 ...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Premises Liability - Inadequate or Negligent Security 

Case: Latayna Rainey, as Independent Administrator of the Estate of Nicole Rainey v. Epitome Restaurant and Night Club d/b/a E2, Dwain Kyles, Calvin Hollins, Le Mirage Studio, Ltd. d/b /a Epitome E2 and a/k/a Heroes Sports Bar & Grill, Lesley Motors, Inc., Lesley Benodin, Envy Productions & Entertainment Co., Inc. a/k/a, Envy Productions, Marco Flores, Team 1 Security, Onesti Entertainment Corporation, Raphael Pellot, the City Of Chicago, a Municipal Corporation, Vaughn Woods, AM/FM Ohio d/b/a WGCI, Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. a/k/a Clear Channel Communications, Ira Navarro, Donald Crayton and Brian Keller a/k/a Brandon Keller

State: IL

Date: 2014-10-15

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Shortly after midnight during the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 17, 2003, Nicole Rainey, 25, and the mother of five children, was trampled to death in a panic crowd stampede while attending an ...

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Case Types: Construction - Accidents | Premises Liability - Ramp | Slips, Trips & Falls - Falldown | Construction - Negligent Supervision 

Case: Gregory Weaver v. Illinois Contract Glazing Inc. / Illinois Contract Glazing Inc. v. Latta Construction

State: IL

Date: 2014-10-03

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On January 22, 2007, plaintiff Gregory Weaver, a carpenter employed for Latta Construction, was working on a construction project renovating a Hyatt Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. While working, Weaver step...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Premises Liability - Inadequate or Negligent Security 

Case: Tajana Jefferson, as special administrators of the Estate of Danielle Greene v. Epitome Restaurant and Night Club d/b/a E2, Dwain Kyles, Calvin Hollins, Le Mirage Studio, Ltd. d/b/a Epitome E2 and a/k/a Heroes Sports Bar & Grill, Lesley Motors, Inc., Lesley Benodin, Envy Productions & Entertainment Co., Inc. a/k/a, Envy Productions, Marco Flores, Team 1 Security, Onesti Entertainment Corporation, Raphael Pellot, the City Of Chicago, a Municipal Corporation, Vaughn Woods, AM/FM Ohio d/b/a WGCI, Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. a/k/a Clear Channel Communications, Ira Navarro, Donald Crayton and Brian Keller a/k/a Brandon Keller

State: IL

Date: 2014-10-01

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Feb. 17, 2003, in the early morning hours past midnight, Danielle Greene, 23, was trampled to death in a panic crowd stampede while attending an event at the E2 Nightclub in Chicago. ...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Medical Malpractice - OB-GYN | Medical Malpractice - Childbirth | Medical Malpractice - Misdiagnosis | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Treat | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Diagnose | Medical Malpractice - Negligent Treatment 

Case: Sung Jin Jin and Baby Girl Jin v. Joseph Kyu Chong M.D. and Office of Joseph Kyu Chong

State: NJ

Date: 2014-09-24

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On July 21, 2009, plaintiff's decedent, Ji Sun Jin, 33, unemployed, presented to Dr. Joseph Kyu Chong, an OB-GYN, at his office in Englewood Cliffs. Jin was 33 weeks pregnant. Having emigrated from K...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Premises Liability - Inadequate or Negligent Security 

Case: Howard Ray, Sr. and Mary Ray, as co-special administrators of the Estate of DaShand Ray v. Epitome Restaurant and Night Club d/b/a E2, Dwain Kyles, Calvin Hollins, Le Mirage Studio, Ltd. d/b /a Epitome E2 and a/k/a Heroes Sports Bar & Grill, Lesley Motors, Inc., Lesley Benodin, Envy Productions & Entertainment Co., Inc. a/k/a, Envy Productions, Marco Flores, Team 1 Security, Onesti Entertainment Corporation, Raphael Pellot, the City Of Chicago, a Municipal Corporation, Vaughn Woods, AM/FM Ohio d/b/a WGCI, Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. a/k/a Clear Channel Communications, Ira Navarro, Donald Crayton and Brian Keller a/k/a Brandon Keller

State: IL

Date: 2014-08-15

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Feb. 17, 2003, in the early morning hours past midnight, DaShand Ray, a 24-year-old communications student and FedEx package handler, was trampled to death in a panic crowd stampede while attendin...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Bus | Motor Vehicle - Truck | Motor Vehicle - Speeding | Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender 

Case: Lamarr Becton v. Francisco Gonzalez and Triple A Services Inc.

State: IL

Date: 2014-08-07

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Feb. 21, 2011, plaintiff Lamarr Becton, 45, a bus driver with the Chicago Transit Authority, was parked inside of the bus he was driving facing westbound on Harrison Street, near the intersection ...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - Hospital | Medical Malpractice - Delayed Treatment | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Monitor | Medical Malpractice - Negligent Treatment | Medical Malpractice - Post-Operative Care 

Case: Henry Craig, a disabled minor, by his mother and guardian Larita D. Wood v. Loyola University Medical Center

State: IL

Date: 2014-07-09

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On May 21, 2005, plaintiff Henry Craig, 12, suffered femur fractures in both legs after being hit by a car while riding a bicycle. Henry was transported to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood...

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Case Types: Government - Police | Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender | Motor Vehicle - Tractor-Trailer | Wrongful Death - Survival Damages 

Case: Elizabeth Cowan Sauter, as independent administrator of the Estate of James Sauter, deceased v. United Van Lines, LLC, Andrew Bokelman, Suddath Relocation Systems of Milwaukee, LLC, and UniGroup

State: IL

Date: 2014-04-17

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On March 28, 2013, at approximately 11 p.m., plaintiff's decedent James Sauter, 28, an Illinois state trooper, was parked in his squad car on the left shoulder of southbound I-294 near milepost 48.5 ...

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Case Types: Discrimination - Disability | Premises Liability - Hotel or Motel | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Hiring | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Training | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Supervision 

Case: Edward Asmar v. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Boyd Gaming Corp., MGM Mirage Inc., Marina District Development Corp., Cynthia Jordan, and Anthony Roseto

State: NJ

Date: 2014-04-09

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Feb. 10, 2007, plaintiff Edward Asmar, 44, of Colts Neck Township, was a patron at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. Asmar, who is disabled, was riding a motorized scooter in the ca...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Motor Vehicle - Crosswalk | Motor Vehicle - Red Light | Motor Vehicle - Pedestrian | Motor Vehicle - Intersection | Motor Vehicle - Single Vehicle | Motor Vehicle - Alcohol Involvement | Motor Vehicle - Underinsured Motorist 

Case: Joseph S. Lacko ad prosecendum and as administrator of the Estate of Michael A. Lacko, deceased v. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company and Francis Fervil

State: NJ

Date: 2014-03-12

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Feb. 20, 2011, Michael Lacko, 32, was struck and killed while crossing Route 1 in the Fords section of Woodbridge by a vehicle owned and driven by Francis Fervil....

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Motorcycle | Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender 

Case: Dennis Duarte and Patricia Duarte v. Joseph W. Reiff, Donna Reiff and Patrick O. Fayne

State: NJ

Date: 2013-12-24

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On April 14, 2010, plaintiff Dennis Duarte, 56, a power utility plant operator, was on his motorcycle and was stopped on Ridge Road in North Arlington behind a vehicle driven by Patrick Fayne, who wa...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Broadside | Motor Vehicle - Stop Sign | Motor Vehicle - Intersection | Motor Vehicle - Multiple Vehicle 

Case: Gustavo Vidals v. Isaac Rubinfeld & Rivka Weiss

State: NY

Date: 2013-12-17

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: At about 8 p.m. on April 14, 2011, plaintiff Gustavo Vidals, 45, a gardener, was driving on Avenue K, near its intersection at East 22nd Street, in the Midwood section of Brooklyn. While he was proce...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - OB-GYN | Medical Malpractice - Hospital | Medical Malpractice - Childbirth 

Case: Kassie K. Rivera and Higinio Rivera, individually and as next friends of H.R. v. United States of America

State: TX

Date: 2013-12-16

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Sept. 12, 2008, plaintiff Kassie Rivera gave birth to a son, plaintiff H.R., by induced labor, vaginal delivery at Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood, where her husband, plaintiff Higinio Ri...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender | Motor Vehicle - Verbal Threshold 

Case: Annette Friend and Kurt Friend v. Meghan E. Schneider and William J. Schneider

State: NJ

Date: 2013-12-05

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Dec. 9, 2010, plaintiff Annette Friend, 40, a catering waitress, was driving a minivan on Poole Avenue in Hazlet, crossing Route 35 from east to west, when she was struck from behind by a small se...

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Case Types: Slips, Trips & Falls - Falldown | Premises Liability - Parking Lot | Premises Liability - Negligent Repair and/or Maintenance 

Case: Vicki Scerbo and John Scerbo v. RSP Property Management, Renu Shah and Orchard Enclave LLC

State: NJ

Date: 2013-08-19

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On April 13, 2009, plaintiff Vicki Scerbo, 45, a counselor for homebound patients with mental deficiencies, visited the building located at 247 Orchard Street in Elizabeth for the purpose of seeing a...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - Failure to Admit | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Treat | Medical Malpractice - Negligent Treatment 

Case: Clarence Lee Sr. and Angelia Lee individually and as next friends of C.L., a minor v. United States of America

State: TX

Date: 2013-07-26

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Dec.18, 2004, plaintiff C.L., the 2-year-old son of plaintiffs Clarence Lee, a United States Air Force lieutenant colonel, and Angelia Lee, was admitted to the hospital at Randolph Air Force Base ...

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Case Types: Construction - Accidents | Workplace - Workplace Safety | Construction - Scaffolds and Ladders | Slips, Trips & Falls - Fall from Height 

Case: Steven Pascucci and Linda Romano v. JG Drywall LLC, County of Bergen, Bergen County Improvement Authority, Triple B Fabricating Inc., Triple B Fabricators LLC, Adele Erectors, Adele Erectors LLC, Aliamo Group, PMK Group, RSC Architects, Kenneth P. Mahalik and Steven Botbyl

State: NJ

Date: 2013-05-15

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Nov. 18, 2009, plaintiff Steven Pascucci, 47, a laborer for Adele Erectors, was working on the demolition of a barn at the Bergen County Equestrian Center in Leonia....

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Broadside | Motor Vehicle - Intersection | Motor Vehicle - Multiple Vehicle | Motor Vehicle - Question of Lights 

Case: Stephanie Kinnaird v. United States of America

State: TX

Date: 2013-05-10

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On June 26, 2007, plaintiff Stephanie Kinnaird, 35, a part-time clerk, was driving on Gore Boulevard at the intersection with Flowermound Road in Lawton, Okla. when she was involved in a collision wi...

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Case Types: Premises Liability - Sidewalk | Premises Liability - Negligent Repair and/or Maintenance 

Case: Ellen Foley v. City of Evanston

State: IL

Date: 2013-04-25

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On July 22, 2009, plaintiff Ellen Foley, 79, a retiree, was walking westbound on the sidewalk on Davis Street in Evanston when she tripped on a brick that was sticking up from the sidewalk and fell. ...

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Case Types: Discrimination - Gender | Employment - Retaliation | Employment - Workplace Harassment | Employment - Gender Discrimination | Employment - National Origin Discrimination | Discrimination - Nationality or National Origin 

Case: Neelu Pal M.D. v. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Peter M. Scholz M.D., George Batsides M.D., Juan Plate M.D., Mark Anderson M.D., Stephen Lowry M.D. and John Lagenfeld M.D.

State: NJ

Date: 2013-04-12

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: In July 2008, plaintiff Neelu Pal, 37, a general surgeon, began a three-year cardiothoracic fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's Robert Wood Johnson Medical School....

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Case Types: Premises Liability - Invitees | Construction - Scaffolds and Ladders | Premises Liability - Failure to Warn | Slips, Trips & Falls - Fall from Height 

Case: William K. Bullman and Diane Bullman v. Paul R. Goldie

State: NJ

Date: 2013-03-07

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On June 13, 2011, plaintiff William Bullman, 56, a self-employed home-renovations contractor, was working at the house of a family member, Paul Goldie, in Basking Ridge. Bullman claimed he was initia...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Red Light | Motor Vehicle - Hit and Run | Motor Vehicle - Intersection | Motor Vehicle - Multiple Vehicle 

Case: William Tyree Andrews and Latisha Andrews v. Luis Chavez, G & G Cement Contractors, Dagoberto Gonzales, and John Grob, Administrator to the Estate of Jose Gonzales

State: IL

Date: 2013-01-18

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: At about 7:45 p.m. on Feb. 11, 2007, plaintiff William Andrews, 28, an installation specialist, was driving on the northbound side of Western Avenue, near its intersection at 139th Street, in the cit...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - Delayed Treatment | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Monitor 

Case: Janet Richardson on behalf of Darryl Richardson, an incompetent adult, and U.R., a minor, and J.R., a minor v. United States of America

State: TX

Date: 2012-12-05

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Jan. 26, 2010, plaintiff Darryl Richardson, 47, a security guard, was admitted to the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Affairs hospital in San Antonio and diagnosed with congestive heart failure. On Feb. ...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Medical Malpractice - Nurse | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Monitor 

Case: Barbara Bell, Individually and as Special Administrator of the Estate of Michael Bell, deceased v. Evergreen Medical Specialists, Daniel Goedert, Holy Cross Hospital, Kristen Niedner, M.D., Timothy Ogrentz

State: IL

Date: 2012-07-31

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On July 14, 2002, plaintiff Michael Bell, then 43, a truck driver, was taken by ambulance to the emergency room at Holy Cross Hospital, reportedly suffering from an acute asthma attack. While being t...

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Case Types: Dram Shop -  | Motor Vehicle - SUV | Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender | Motor Vehicle - Alcohol Involvement | Wrongful Death - Survivorship Action | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Service of Alcohol 

Case: Lualhati Sta Maria, individually and as administatrix ad prosequendum for the Estate of Ernesto Sta Maria, deceased v. Christopher Brozyna, Sciortino's Harbor Lights Restaurant, Dublin House, Chubby's Waterside Café, and Ashes Cigar Club

State: NJ

Date: 2011-10-20

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Sept. 14, 2007, plaintiff's decedent Ernesto Sta Maria was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Christopher M. Brozyna, on Route 35 North, in Middletown. Sta Maria was thrown from his sport utility v...

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Case Types: Strict Liability -  | Products Liability - Design Defect | Products Liability - Pharmaceutical | Products Liability - Implied Warranty of Fitness for a Particular Purpose 

Case: Richard C. Sacks, individually v. Sicor Inc., a Delaware corporation; Teva Parenteral Medicines Inc., formerly known as Sicor Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Delaware corporation; and Baxter Healthcare Corp., a Delaware corporation; Anne Arnold and James Arnold, individually and as husband and wife v. Teva Parenteral Medicines Inc., formerly known as Sicor Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Delaware corporation; and Baxter Healthcare Corp., a Delaware corporation; Anthony V. Devito and Donna Jean Devito, individually and as husband and wife v. Teva Parenteral Medicines Inc., formerly known as Sicor Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Delaware corporation; and McKesson Corp., a Delaware corporation

State: NV

Date: 2011-10-06

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Nov. 11, 2005, plaintiff Robert Sacks, 58, an independent contractor, underwent a colonoscopy at the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. On July 17, 2007, plaintiff Anne Arnold, late...

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Case Types: Slips, Trips & Falls - Staircase | Premises Liability - Slip and Fall | Slips, Trips & Falls - Slip and Fall | Premises Liability - Stairs or Stairway | Slips, Trips & Falls - Foreign Substance | Premises Liability - Negligent Repair and/or Maintenance 

Case: Jane Griffith and Dwight Griffith v. John B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc.

State: IL

Date: 2011-09-19

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On June 19, 2007, plaintiff Jane Griffith, 60, a quality assurance and food safety director, was in Elgin to perform a food-safety audit at a facility owned and operated by John B. Sanfilippo & Son I...

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Case Types: Government - Municipalities | Premises Liability - Dangerous Condition of Public Property 

Case: Donald Martinelli and Annette Martinelli v. AT&T, City of Chicago, Manual Gonzalez, SBC, Sedgwick Claims Management, and Oscar Soto

State: IL

Date: 2011-05-27

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Feb. 22, 2002, plaintiff Donald Martinelli, 52, an SBC employee, was standing near the back of his work truck at a city of Chicago construction site on Milwaukee Avenue between Bloomingdale Avenue...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death - Survival Damages | Medical Malpractice - Emergency Room | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Diagnose 

Case: Evelyn Hart, independent administrator of the estate of Michael Hamilton, deceased v. Jose Almeida, M.D. and Excel Emergency Care, LLC

State: IL

Date: 2011-05-12

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On May 15, 2001, plaintiffs' decedent Michael Hamilton, 35, was at the paint company in Chicago Heights where he worked as a supervisor. Suddenly, he felt severe pain in his chest. He started pacing ...

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Case Types: Government -  | Public Utilities -  | Premises Liability - Sidewalk | Premises Liability - Snow and Ice | Premises Liability - Slip and Fall | Government - Federal Tort Claims Act 

Case: Albert Fogelson, by and through Albert L. Fogelson, as attorney in fact, and Albert L. Fogelson v. United States of America and McGuire Chevrolet Cadillac

State: NJ

Date: 2011-02-10

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Jan. 4, 2006, Albert Fogelson, 78, slipped and fell on ice that had accumulated on the sidewalk in front of the United States Post Office in Nutley. Fogelson died two years following the accident ...

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Case Types: Civil Rights - 42 USC 1983 | Intentional Torts - Assault | Civil Rights - Police as Defendant 

Case: Dalton Christopher Brewer v. Whitley County, Kentucky; Whitley County Sheriff Department; Sheriff Lawrence Hodge, Individually and in His Official Capacity; and Current or Former Deputy Tony Ramey

State: KY

Date: 2010-11-10

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On June 13, 2007, at approximately 11 a.m., plaintiff Dalton Brewer, 25, a brick mason and electrician, was outside his house in Corbin when Tony Ramey, a volunteer deputy sheriff with Whitley County...

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Case Types: Media Law - Privacy | Constitutional Law - Privacy | Intentional Torts - Defamation 

Case: Jane Doe v. Joseph R. Francis, MRA Holding LLC and Mantra Films Inc.

State: MO

Date: 2010-07-23

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: In May 2004, plaintiff, a 20-year-old woman, went out with friends to Rum Jungle, a bar in Laclede's Landing, Mo. During the night, she was filmed by a videographer, during which her tank top was pul...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - Hospital | Medical Malpractice - Back Surgery | Medical Malpractice - Surgical Error | Medical Malpractice - Orthopedic Surgeon 

Case: Jody White v. United States of America

State: TX

Date: 2010-05-20

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On March 27, 2006, plaintiff Jody White, 44, a traffic controller, underwent surgery at the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio for an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. When she awoke, ...

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Case Types: Strict Liability -  | Products Liability - Design Defect | Products Liability - Pharmaceutical | Products Liability - Failure to Warn | Products Liability - Implied Warranty of Fitness for a Particular Purpose 

Case: Henry Chanin and Lorraine Chanin, husband and wife v. Teva Parenteral Medicines Inc., formerly known as Sicor Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Delaware corporation; Sicor Inc., a Delaware corporation; and Baxter Healthcare Corp., a Delaware corporation

State: NV

Date: 2010-05-07

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: In June 2006, plaintiff Henry Chanin, 58, a headmaster of a private school, underwent a routine colonoscopy at Desert Shadow Endoscopy Center in Las Vegas. During the procedure he was administered a ...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - Cancer Diagnosis | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Refer | Medical Malpractice - Delayed Diagnosis | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Diagnose 

Case: Patricia Ann Ellis individually and as next friend of A.M.G. and R.T.G. and as executrix of the Estate of Melissa Busch and Coralon Busch individually and as next friend of C.L.A.B. and M.W.L.B. v. United States of America

State: TX

Date: 2010-03-05

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: In August 1996, plaintiffs' decedent Melissa Busch, a human resources clerk, was treated for an injury to her left foot at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. In January 1997, she returned, cl...

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Case Types: Products Liability - Design Defect | Products Liability - Failure to Warn | Products Liability - Marketing Defect 

Case: Mackenzie Balisage, a minor, by his guardian ad litem, Marie Balisage v. Giftco Inc.

State: NJ

Date: 2010-03-04

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On March 3, 2005, plaintiff Mackenzie Balisage, 8, student, was playing with a Whirly Twirly UFO toy. The toy was operated by pushing a plastic disc down a threaded wand until it reaches the end and ...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - General Surgeon | Medical Malpractice - General Surgery | Medical Malpractice - Informed Consent | Medical Malpractice - Post-Operative Care 

Case: Hazel P. McLeod and Larry McLeod v. United States of America, James Connaughton and Broadus Atkin

State: TX

Date: 2010-02-23

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Jan. 17, 2003, plaintiff Hazel McLeod underwent a surgical biopsy of her right breast in the United States Air Force's Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio. The biopsy was performed by Dr. J...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Truck | Motor Vehicle - Left Turn | Motor Vehicle - Motorcycle | Motor Vehicle - Intersection 

Case: Keith Dziombak v. Agilent Technologies Inc. and Puren Chen

State: NJ

Date: 2010-02-08

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On June 26, 2007, plaintiff Keith Dziombak, 28, car salesman, was driving a motorcycle on Parsonage Road in Edison when a truck, owned by Agilent Technologies Inc. and driven by employee Puren Chen t...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - Nurse | Medical Malpractice - Hospital | Medical Malpractice - Childbirth | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Treat | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Diagnose 

Case: Molly McGovern, a minor, by her parents and guardian ad litems Kevin McGovern and Catherine McGovern v. Clara Maass Hospital, Susan Brite, Maggie Gilchrist, Cynthia McMann, Shari Fallet, Naresh Shah, Jeffrey Wolfe, Mrunalini Donde, Robert Del Mauro,.and State of New Jersey

State: NJ

Date: 2009-07-16

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On April 26, 2002, plaintiff Molly McGovern was born at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville. McGovern was born with hypothyroidism, but this condition went undiagnosed until April 2003; the dela...

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Case Types: Negligence -  | Motor Vehicle - SUV | Motor Vehicle - Rollover | Motor Vehicle - Broadside | Motor Vehicle - Stop Sign | Insurance - Verbal Threshold | Motor Vehicle - Negligent Entrustment | Agency/Apparent Agency - Vicarious Liability | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Hiring 

Case: Joanne Hamilton and Gary Hamilton v. Estate of Harry Koff, Courier-Post and Gannett Co. Inc.

State: NJ

Date: 2009-04-17

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Oct. 16, 2003, plaintiff Joanne Hamilton, a 45-year-old emergency room nurse, was driving a GMC Suburban SUV on Jackson Road, in Atco, when she was hit by a Ford Escort driven by Harry Koff. The F...

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Case Types: Construction - Accidents | Construction - Falling Object 

Case: Josephine Gabriele as administratrix of the Estate of Salvatore Gabriele v. Lyndhurst Residential Communities LLC, Daibes Brothers Inc., Pyramid Construction & Engineering and Alexandre Paiva Construction

State: NJ

Date: 2009-01-21

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Aug. 3, 2005, plaintiff Salvatore Gabriele, 43, was outside a building under construction in Lyndhurst installing fire sprinklers for his employer, Bravante Automatic Sprinkler Corp. A pallet of c...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Pedestrian 

Case: Dawn Ciccone v. William Fehlhaber, Michael Blanchard and FedExGround Package Systems, Inc.

State: NJ

Date: 2008-12-15

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On April 4, 2006, plaintiff Dawn Ciccone, 50, teacher, was jogging when she was hit by a car driven by William Fehlhaber. Ciccone had been standing on a striped island at the center of the bridge con...

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Case Types: Strict Liability -  | Wrongful Death - Survival Damages | Products Liability - Design Defect | Products Liability - Breach of Warranty | Consumer Protection - Deceptive Trade Practices Act | Consumer Protection - Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law 

Case: Stephanie B. Barrett, individually and as Administratix of the Estate of Robert C. Barrett, deceased, and as natural mother of Madison Hope Barrett, a minor v. Ambient Pressure Diving Ltd.

State: NH

Date: 2008-11-18

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Aug. 3, 2002, plaintiffs' decedent Robert Barrett, 32, a diving instructor, drowned while scuba diving at the Bainbridge quarry in Bainbridge, Pa. Barrett was instructing a student diver along wit...

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Case Types: Construction - Accidents | Workplace - Construction Site | Wrongful Death - Survival Damages 

Case: Estate of Kevin Caponegro, by Linda Caponegro, general administratrix ad prosequendem of the Estate of Kevin Caponegro, and Linda Caponegro, individually v. Brian Hays, Rochelle Contracting Co., Robert Cashin, Bovis Lend Lease, Peter Rochelle, Town of Dover Board of Education, Caterpillar, Inc. Foley, Inc., The Hamilton Group, L.L.C. and Dicara/Rubino Architects and Rochelle Contracting Co., defendant, third-party plaintiff v. Deblin Construction, Co., Inc. and John Caponegro and Linda Caponegro v. Brian Hays, Rochelle Contracting Co., Robert Cashin, Bovis Lend Lease, Peter Rochelle, Town of Dover Board of Education, Caterpillar, Inc. foley, Inc., The Hamilton Group, L.L.C. and Dicara/Rubino Architects

State: NJ

Date: 2008-09-30

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On April 7, 2005, plaintiff Kevin Caponegro, 23, construction worker, was standing next to a forklift at a Dover Township construction site when a nearby backhoe reversed and its cab pivoted, crushin...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Driveway | Motor Vehicle - Left Turn | Motor Vehicle - Visibility 

Case: William Gorman and Lisa Gorman v. Janet Blundell, William Marracini and Victoria Marracini

State: NJ

Date: 2008-09-08

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Sept. 15, 2003, plaintiff William Gorman, 46, diesel mechanic, was driving around a curve on Navesink River Road, in Middletown, when he was struck by a car driven by defendant Janet Blundell, who...

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Case Types: Employment - Compensation | Contracts - Fraudulent Inducement | Employment - Employment Agreement 

Case: Barbara Long and Connie Reeder v. Parkview Hospital Inc.

State: IN

Date: 2008-08-21

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: In January 2002, Parkview Hospital Inc. reportedly announced the elimination of 24 full-time nursing positions. The layoffs affected the New Life Center (NLC), where plaintiff Barbara Long, a labor-a...

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Case Types: Construction - Forklift | Premises Liability - Falling Object 

Case: James Gallagher v. Bradco Supply Corporation

State: MI

Date: 2008-08-01

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Dec. 15, 2003, plaintiff James Gallagher, a 56-year-old tractor-trailer driver for Silverline Building Products, drove to Bradco Supply Corp. in Wyoming, Mich. He was delivering large patio door w...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - Negligent Treatment 

Case: William Lynch v. Riverside Medical Center and Debbie Sall, M.S.

State: IL

Date: 2008-04-30

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: In 1999, plaintiff William Lynch, a roofer in his 40s, underwent several back procedures after suffering a workplace accident. One of the procedures, a three-level fusion was performed by Dr. Michel ...

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Case Types: Negligence -  | Wrongful Death -  

Case: Arthur Vargas, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Shiloe Hufford, Deceased; and Nannabah Hufford, Individually v. Dugan Production Corp.

State: TX

Date: 2007-03-07

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On April 12, 2005, plaintiffs' decedent Shiloe Hufford, 12, was playing in a field that had gas and oil pumps. Her friends and she were grabbing onto a pump's handle, which would lift them up into th...

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Case Types: First Amendment -  | Government - Municipalities | Intentional Torts - Defamation | Civil Rights - Police as Defendant 

Case: Diane L. Klipfel and Michael V. Casali v Alberto Gonzales, Secretary, U.S. Treasury, City of Chicago and Joseph Miedzianowski

State: IL

Date: 2007-02-22

Experts: Stan V. Smith PhD (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: In 1992, plaintiffs Diane L. Klipfel, 42, and Michael V. Casali, 42, a married couple, were both agents for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. While working in the Chica...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Motor Vehicle - Tractor-Trailer | Motor Vehicle - Multiple Vehicle | Public Utilities - Taxis and Limousines | Civil Practice - Multidistrict Litigation | Agency/Apparent Agency - Vicarious Liability 

Case: Alexander Sadavage, individually and as Administrator of the Estate of Ann Marie Sadavage, deceased v. Heriberto Pagan, R.P. Leasing, Elvis Zilinskis, Penske Truck Leasing, Meyers Trucking, Joseph's Limo

State: NJ

Date: 2006-02-14

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Life Care Planning

Summary: On May 4, 2004, plaintiffs' decedent, Ann Marie Sadavage, 54, a team leader with Unilever Cosmetics, was driving westbound in her Chevy Cavalier on Route 280 in West Orange when an eastbound limousin...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - Hospital | Medical Malpractice - Birth Injury | Medical Malpractice - Cerebral Palsy 

Case: Lisa Nicholson, Individually and as Mothoer and Next Friend of Chase Nicholson, a minor, v. A confidential Illinois Risk Management Services hospital

State: IL

Date: 2005-10-19

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: The plaintiff is Chase Nicholson, a four-and-a-half-year-old girl who was born brain damaged on April 20, 2001. After a failed attempt at induced labor on April 10, her mother, Lisa Nicholson, who wa...

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Case Types: Products Liability - Seat Belts | Wrongful Death - Survival Damages | Products Liability - Design Defect 

Case: Erik Simmer, personal representative of the Estate of Antoinette Simmer v. Ford Motor Company

State: MI

Date: 2005-07-11

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On March 31, 1999, plaintiff decedent Antoinette Simmer, 53, a secretary for a university, was returning from lunch at Frandor Shopping Center in East Lansing, Mich., in her 1992 Ford Festiva when, a...

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Case Types: Negligence - Negligent Repair | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Maintenance 

Case: Joseph Flaherty, Jr., Lois Flaherty, Joseph Flaherty, III, Katherine Flaherty and Meghan Flaherty v. Mainco Elevator Company a/k/a Thyssennkrupp Elevator Company

State: NJ

Date: 2005-06-09

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Nov. 9, 2001, plaintiff Joseph Flaherty Jr., 53, the shipping and receiving manager at Macy's in the Monmouth Mall of Eatontown, was crushed by a 16' X 8' automatic freight elevator gate that weig...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - OB-GYN | Medical Malpractice - Childbirth | Medical Malpractice - Stillbirth | Medical Malpractice - Birth Injury | Medical Malpractice - Brain Injuries | Medical Malpractice - Cerebral Palsy | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Treat | Medical Malpractice - Delayed Diagnosis | Medical Malpractice - Delayed Treatment | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Detect | Medical Malpractice - Negligent Treatment 

Case: Jose Dominguez and Sandra Dominguez, both individually and as next friends of Emily Dominguez, their minor daughter v. United States of America

State: TX

Date: 2005-05-12

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Plaintiffs Jose Dominguez, 27, a sergeant in the U.S. Army, and his wife, Sandra, 29, a homemaker who was 41 weeks pregnant at the time, arrived at Darnall Army Community Hospital at Ft. Hood in Kill...

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Case Types: Premises Liability - Notice | Premises Liability - Slip and Fall | Products Liability - Failure to Warn | Slips, Trips & Falls - Slip and Fall | Slips, Trips & Falls - Slipping Condition 

Case: Rachel Erlichman and Marc Erlichman v. Bowling & Beyond Arlington Heights, Inc.

State: IL

Date: 2005-03-21

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On April 16, 2000, plaintiff Rachel Erlichman, a 45-year-old personal trainer, was with her 4-year-old son Kenny at a birthday party held at Bowling & Beyond in Arlington Heights....

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Case Types: Negligence -  | Evidence - Spoliation | Civil Rights - 42 USC 1983 | Government - Municipalities | Intentional Torts - Battery | Railroad - Railroad Accident | Civil Rights - Police as Defendant 

Case: William "Bill" Penuela vs. County of Los Angeles and City of Glendale, Vivra Inc., Amtrak and Santa Fe

State: CA

Date: 2005-01-19

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Feb. 13, 1991, plaintiff William "Bill" Penuela, a 36-year-old chronic paranoid schizophrenic, was arrested by Glendale police officers for breaking some small windows at a Jehovah's Witness Churc...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Civil Rights - 42 USC 1983 | Civil Rights - Police as Defendant | Intentional Torts - Assault and Battery 

Case: Phyllis Brown, individually as surviving spouse and as executrix of the estate of Derwin Brown, deceased v. Sidney Dorsey, Patrick Cuffy, and Paul Skyers

State: GA

Date: 2004-11-19

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Dec. 15, 2000, plaintiff's decedent Derwin Brown, 46, the sheriff-elect of DeKalb County, Ga., was returning home after a night of celebrating his graduation from Sheriff's Academy and his upcomin...

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Case Types: Construction - Accidents 

Case: Edward Kraus v. Terrestris Development Company, Rogers & Sons Excavating, Inc. v. Michael Nicholas

State: IL

Date: 2004-10-30

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Sept. 27, 2000, plaintiff Edward Kraus, 24, was working as a carpenter on the construction of a house. He stepped off a first-floor deck onto a window well that was covered by a piece of unsecured...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Medical Malpractice - Psychiatrist | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Admit | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Diagnose 

Case: Jacqueline Dunn, as Administrator of the Estate of George Jinkins v. Choong H. Lee and Paulette Medlin

State: IL

Date: 2004-10-07

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: In late May 1996, plaintiff's decedent George Jinkins, 23, a construction worker, began behaving strangely. He told people that he heard voices speaking to him and that his mother was trying to poiso...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - Nurse | Medical Malpractice - Hospital | Medical Malpractice - Childbirth | Wrongful Death - Survival Damages | Medical Malpractice - Delayed Treatment | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Diagnose 

Case: Michael Madalinski, Individually and as Special Administrator of the Estate of Carol Madalinski vs. St. Alexius Medical Center

State: IL

Date: 2004-07-08

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: At 5 a.m. on Nov. 5, 1999, plaintiffs' decedent Carol Madalinski, a 36-year-old accountant, was evaluated by the obstetrical house physician of St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates, for compla...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Bus | Motor Vehicle - Pedestrian 

Case: Jerry Stevens Cammerino, Chris Cammerino and Lori Cammerino v. Jose Castro

State: TX

Date: 2004-05-12

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: At 4:10 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2002, plaintiff Jerry Stevens Cammerino, 69, a clerical worker, was crossing Central Expressway in downtown Dallas, where it is a four-lane, one-way street. She was i...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Motor Vehicle - Truck | Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender | Negligence - Negligent Entrustment 

Case: Samuel Davenport, as administrator of the Estate of Sedric Davenport, Deceased, v. Matthew Ford and Gene Ford

State: AR

Date: 2004-04-08

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On May 27, 2000, plaintiff's decedent Sedric Davenport, an 18-year-old high school graduate, was driving a tractor down Highway 17, a two-lane highway in Monroe County, Ark., near Clarendon. Matthew...

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Case Types: Premises Liability - Office Building 

Case: William Rossi v. New York Life Insurance Company

State: NJ

Date: 2004-01-27

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Plaintiff William Rossi, 36, an electrician, sued New York Life Insurance Co. over a 1999 accident at the company's data center in Lebanon. Rossi worked as a foreman for Diefenderfer Electric of Alle...

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Case Types: Negligence -  | Wrongful Death -  | Recreation - Ski Slope | Recreation - Snowboard | Emotional Distress - Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress 

Case: Lawrence Travers administrator of the estate and Cindy Travers and Lawrence Travers v. Alpine Mountain Corporation

State: PA

Date: 2003-10-20

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Jan. 23, 2002, at approximately 9.35 a.m., plaintiffs' decedent, Jake Travers, 11, was snowboarding down a ski slope at the Alpine Mountain Ski Resort in Price Township, Pa., with his father, Lawr...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - Childbirth | Medical Malpractice - Negligent Treatment | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Communicate 

Case: Daniel J. Foley, Individually, and Kathryn M. Foley, Individually, and as mother and next friend of Hanna Foley, a minor v. Ingalls Health Ventures, and Peggy Fletcher, M.D., and Primary Healthcare Association

State: IL

Date: 2003-10-15

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On March 17, 1998, plaintiff Kathryn M. Foley, a registered nurse, was in labor at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Her uterus ruptured, causing her baby, Hanna, to lose oxygen and develop cereb...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Head-On | Transportation - Trucking | Motor Vehicle - Center Line | Motor Vehicle - Tractor-Trailer 

Case: Patricia E. Vargas v. Calco Express, Inc., a Wisconsin domestic corporation and Gregory A. Bushor

State: IL

Date: 2003-10-02

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On July 30, 1999, plaintiff Patricia Vargas, 43, a laborer, was driving a Ford Mustang east on Route 56 in North Aurora. Gregory Bushor, for Calco Express Inc., Green Bay, Wis., was driving a tracto...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - SUV | Motor Vehicle - Left Turn | Motor Vehicle - Motorcycle | Motor Vehicle - Intersection | Agency/Apparent Agency - Respondeat Superior 

Case: Cathy Ball v. Karen Komar and Cintas Corporation

State: IL

Date: 2003-08-25

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Aug. 4, 1998, plaintiff Cathy Ball, a 28-year-old forklift operator, was riding her motorcycle west on Big Timber Road through the intersection with North Lyle Avenue in Elgin, Ill. Karen Komar wa...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Products Liability - Automobiles | Products Liability - Design Defect 

Case: Julia Tennin Individually and as Administratrix of the Estate of L.C. Tennin III and Patricia Alexander Individually and as Administratrix of the Estate of Antoine Alexander v. Ford Motor Company and World Rental Car Sales of Mississippi

State: MS

Date: 2003-06-10

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: In November 2001, plaintiff's decedent L.C. Tennin III, the driver, and plaintiff's decedent Antoine Alexander, the passenger, were killed when their 1997 Ford Explorer collided head-on with a 1995 J...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle -  

Case: Noemi Rodriguez, as Guardian of Charles Rodriguez, a disabled person, and MB Financial Bank, as Guardian of the estate of Charles Rodriguez, a disabled person v. Kiewit Western Company, Kiewit/ Power, a joint venture Powers & Sons Construction Company, Barricade Lites, Inc.

State: IL

Date: 2003-04-06

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Life Care Planning

Summary: On March 24, 1998, plaintiff Charles Rodriguez, a 24-year-old sales manager trainee, was traveling northbound on McCormick Boulevard in Skokie, Ill., when he entered a construction zone. The four-lan...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - SUV | Motor Vehicle - Truck 

Case: Gianna Trotter, a minor by her guardian ad litem, and Theresa Trotter v. Environmentally Clean Naturally Inc.

State: NJ

Date: 2003-03-13

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Life Care Planning

Summary: Plaintiff Gianna Trotter, a 1-year-old girl, was strapped in an infant seat in the back of a Ford Expedition as her mother, plaintiff Theresa, drove on Route 9 in Howell, N.J. before dawn on Dec. 22,...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Head-On 

Case: Marlon Hunter v. Adam Mayo, Vista Parking Company, Book Auto Leasing

State: NJ

Date: 2002-11-19

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Nov. 24, 2000, defendant Adam Mayo, an employee of defendant Vista Parking Co., a Newark, N.J., company, was driving a company van when he hit a car driven by plaintiff Marlon Hunter, then 28, of ...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Gross Negligence -  | Strict Liability -  | Products Liability -  

Case: Betty Roach, Individually and as Administrix of the Estate of Randall Roach, Deceased v. PPG Industries Inc., Sherwin Williams Co., E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M) Co., W.M. Barr & Co., Auto Body Supply Inc.

State: AR

Date: 2002-11-14

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: PPG Industries Inc., Sherwin Williams Co. and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. were sued by the estate of auto-body repairman Randall Roach for wrongful death related to Roach's exposure to paints, thin...

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Case Types: School - Negligent Supervision | Motor Vehicle - Tractor-Trailer | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Hiring 

Case: Estate of Jawed I. Siddiqui, Deceased, by Marzia Siddiqui, as General Administratrix and Administratrix as Prosequendum, and Marzia Siddiqui, Individually v. Samuel R. Mainster, Ind. and as agent, servant or employee of FAF, Inc..; FAF, Inc. Individually, John Does 1-25 (said names being fictitious, real names unknown) and ABC, Inc. 1-25 (said names being fictitious, real names unknown); and George Harms Construction Co., Inc.

State: NJ

Date: 2002-09-23

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL)

Summary: Traffic engineer Jawed Siddiqui was measuring the roadway lines around a highway construction site in Newark, N.J., when a tractor-trailer struck and killed him. In a wrongful death suit, attorneys f...

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Case Types: Negligence -  | Railroad - Railroad Accident 

Case: Okhee Lee and her husband Thomas Lee v. New Jersey Transit Corporation, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New Jersey Transit Rail Operations, Inc. New Jersey Department of Transportation, State of New Jersey, County of Hudson, Marc Rufino, Henry Fernandez, Ulysses Brooks, William Hann, Dossert Corporation, and/or Dossert Manufacturing Corporation, ABB Corporation, ABB Traction Incorporated, Clipp Manufacturing Corporation

State: NJ

Date: 2002-09-01

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: OhKee Lee, 52, of Randolph, N.J., was on New Jersey Transit train heading for her job as a nurse at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York. ...

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Case Types: Construction - Accidents 

Case: Richard and Anne Hubiak v. Stonehenge Development Co.

State: NJ

Date: 2002-07-01

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: A former heating, ventilation and air-conditioning inspector reached a $1.7 million settlement on July 1 with a builder and plumbing contractor for injuries he sustained when he fell on faulty stairs...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Medical Malpractice -  

Case: Susan Ann Bale, Individually as Independent Executor of the Estate of Christopher John Bale, Deceased v. Advocate Health and Hospitals Corporation, et al., Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, a corporation; Advocate Medical Group, S.C., a corporation; Kenji Oyasu; William Messink; and Associated Radiologists, Ltd., an Illinois corporation

State: IL

Date: 2002-06-12

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: The family of a man who died after hospital doctors and staff allegedly failed to diagnose and treat his aortic dissection reached an $8.5 million settlement on June 12, 2002....

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Case Types: Negligence -  | Motor Vehicle - Tractor-Trailer | Negligence - Negligent Entrustment | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Hiring 

Case: Marilyn F. Saran v. Elias Guzman, individually, and as agent, servant and employee of J.L.G. Trucking, Inc., an Illinois Corporation; and J.L.G. Trucking, Inc.

State: IL

Date: 2002-05-13

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL)

Summary: Elias Guzman was traveling westbound on Cermak Road in North Riverside, Ill., in a dumptruck for J.L.G. Trucking, Inc. He turned left at the intersection of 1st Avenue and collided with a 1992 Volvo ...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Medical Malpractice -  

Case: Henry and Lillian White v. County of Cook, dba Cook County Hospital

State: IL

Date: 2002-04-04

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: The family of a 22-year-old Illinois woman who died after delivering her only child will receive a $15 million settlement from Cook County Hospital, the highest malpractice settlement paid by the hos...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  

Case: Tad Johnson, Special Administrator of the Estate of Mary Johnson, and Individually, Plaintiffs. V. Hinsdale Hospital, a not-for-profit corporation, Stephen G. Ruby, MD. Janet K. Kish, MD, DuPage Pathology Associates, an Illinois corporation, Michael E. Bercek, MD and Women's Health Care of Hinsdale, Defendants.

State: IL

Date: 2001-12-14

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Mary Johnson's estate contended that three pap smears she received at Hinsdale Hospital -- on Aug. 9, 1995, Sept. 2, 1996 and Dec. 2, 1996 -- were misread by the hospital''s technicians and several p...

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Case Types: Negligence -  | Wrongful Death -  | Products Liability -  

Case: Catherine Williams, individually and as independent executor and personal representative of the estate of Stanley Williams, deceased, Tiffany Williams, Cortney Williams, and Ashley Williams v. Ford Motor Co. and Gillespie Motor Co., d/b/a Gillespie Ford

State: TX

Date: 2001-07-30

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) economics

Summary: On Jan. 9, 1996, at approximately 7:50 a.m., computer service technician Stanley Williams, 45, died in a high-speed accident on the Highway 90 eastbound access road. He was traveling approximately 90...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice -  | Medical Malpractice - Informed Consent 

Case: Pam Tuch, Individually; Bill Tuch; Pam Tuch as Mother and Next Friend of Tasha Tuch (a minor) vs. John King, M.D.; George Meyer, M.D.; Charter Real Hospital; James Reitman, M.D.; MECTA Corporation

State: TX

Date: 2000-06-19

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

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Case Types: Contracts -  | Employment -  | Civil Rights -  

Case: Theodore J. Matuga, M.D. v. Three Rivers Area Hospital

State: MI

Date: 2000-02-09

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Plaintiff radiologist had an exclusive radiology contract with Defendant Three Rivers Hospital. The two-year contract had been renewed on three occasions without any changes. Prior to its expiration,...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle -  | Wrongful Death -  | Motor Vehicle - Alcohol Involvement 

Case: Estate of John Doe, deceased v. ABC Corp.

State: MI

Date: 2000-01-21

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Plaintiff was a passenger in a motor vehicle. The vehicle, which was traveling at a high rate of speed, veered off the road, striking a tree. Plaintiff died of his injuries. The driver had a .18 bloo...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Aviation - Airplane Accidents 

Case: Estate of John Doe v. ABC Holdings, et al.

State: MI

Date: 1999-06-21

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Plaintiff's decedent was a passenger on defendant's Embraer 120 commuter aircraft. The aircraft crashed near Monroe, killing all 29 persons aboard the plane....

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Case Types: Domestic Relations -  | Premises Liability -  | Premises Liability - School 

Case: Devon Sewell v. Vincent Bean and Southfield Public School District

State: MI

Date: 1998-10-30

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Plaintiff, a freshman at Defendant's Southfield High School, was participating in a swimming class. The pool had been constructed in 1956 or 1957 and had a slanting cement bottom with one area for sw...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle -  

Case: Ribeiro v. Kuniholm, et al.

State: MA

Date: 1998-01-01

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Plaintiff's decedent lost control of her vehicle after being struck by the defendant's vehicle which was merging onto the highway. Decedent, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time, was ejected fr...

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Case Types: Negligence -  | Wrongful Death -  | Premises Liability -  | Medical Malpractice -  

Case: Tracy Peterson and Karen Peterson, Ind. & as Rep. of the Estate of Her Minor Daughter, Amber Peterson vs. Charter Fairmount Institute, Health Systems, Inc., Magellan Health Services, Inc. d/b/a Charte

State: TX

Date: 1997-10-06

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) economics

Summary: ...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice -  

Case: Robert Taylor v. William Beaumont Hospital, Dr. Farnworth, Dr. Ram

State: MI

Date: 1997-06-03

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Plaintiff developed de Quervain's tenosynovitis (a repetitive trauma similar to carpal tunnel, but affecting other nerves in the thumb and index finger). He underwent conservative treatment for six ...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  

Case: Melva Campbell, Ind. & as the natural mother & a/n/f of Marisol Campbell, Vanessa Campbel l, Thomas Campbell, Jr., Nakita Campbell and Penelope Campbell vs. Keystone Aerial Surveys, Inc., Airmag Survey

State: TX

Date: 1996-09-23

Experts: Stan Smith PhD (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Thomas Campbell, 52, was a passenger in a twin- engine Cessna 320 piloted by Steven Fish on 5-28-94. For unexplained reasons, they flew into a mountain in Nevada while doing an aerial survey. Both we...

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Case Types: Domestic Relations -  | Products Liability -  | Motor Vehicle - Seat Belt 

Case: Marcia Ottoman, for Jamie, Julie & Mary Ottoman, & Roger Ottoman v. General Motors

State: MI

Date: 1995-09-13

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Plaintiff mother was operating a 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier automobile manufactured by Defendant General Motors on a rural road near Chelsea. Plaintiff's three daughters, ranging in ages from one to six...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Domestic Relations -  | Medical Malpractice -  

Case: Brenda and Charles Schwochow, Indiv. and as Reps. of Estate of Anthony Schwochow v. Soo Chung, M.D.

State: OH

Date: 1994-01-28

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Plaintiffs' decedent, an eight year-old boy, was taken to defendant physician's office with complaints of lower leg pain after falling from school playground equipment the previous day. Defendant pe...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle -  | Wrongful Death -  | Government - Municipalities 

Case: Bernard G. Roche, Adm. of the Est. of Bernard J. Roche v. Wayne County

State: MI

Date: 1992-05-05

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Plaintiff's decedent was driving on Middlebelt south of Ann Arbor Trail in Westland at approximately 1:00 a.m. As decedent attempted to make a left turn into a parking lot, he collided with an autom...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Domestic Relations -  | Products Liability -  

Case: Kirk Grilliot v. Motorists Insurance, Virco Manufacturing Company and J.C. Penney Company

State: OH

Date: 1991-08-01

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Decedent, a fourteen month-old boy, was secured in the back seat of his mother's automobile in a automobile booster seat. The seat was manufactured by Defendant Virco Manufacturing Company and sold ...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle -  | Wrongful Death -  | Domestic Relations -  

Case: Cheryl Wood v. Equitable Life Assurance, Gregory A. Vajda and APAC Georgia

State: GA

Date: 1990-04-04

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Plaintiffs, a woman and her 3 year old daughter, were traversing Interstate 285 at approximately 11:00 a.m. when their auto became disabled on the roadway. Plaintiffs activated their flashers and c...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death - Survival Damages | Products Liability - Design Defect | Products Liability - Strict Liability 

Case: Susan Confessore, as administratrix for the Estate of Michael J. Confessore, deceased, and Susan Confessore, individually v. AGCO Corp., Wemrock Orchards Inc. and Hights Farm Equipment Co.

State: NJ

Date: 2018-10-05

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On May 17, 2013, plaintiff's decedent Michael Confessore, 49, a technician, was crushed to death while operating a Massey-Ferguson 255 tractor at Wemrock Orchards, in Freehold. ...

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Case Types: Workplace - Workplace Safety | Worker/Workplace Negligence -  | Slips, Trips & Falls - Fall from Height 

Case: Brian Ward and Mila Ward v. Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc., Aurolife Pharma LLC, MWK and Company, New Jersey Boom and Erectors Inc., Tri-Steel Fabricators Inc. and Fania Roofing Company Inc.

State: NJ

Date: 2018-03-27

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Sept. 3, 2014, plaintiff Brian Ward, 57, a construction foreman, was working in a building in Dayton....

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Bus | Motor Vehicle - Bicycle | Motor Vehicle - Sideswipe | Motor Vehicle - Multiple Vehicle | Wrongful Death - Survival Damages | Products Liability - Design Defect | Products Liability - Failure to Warn | Products Liability - Manufacturing Defect 

Case: Keon Khiabani and Aria Khiabani, minors by and through their national mother, Katayoun Barin; Katayoun Barin, individually; Katayoun Barin as Executrix of the Estate of Kayvan Khiabani, M.D. (Decedent), and the Estate of Kayvan Khiabani, M.D. (Decedent) v. Motor Coach Industries, Inc., a Delaware corporation; Michelangelo Leasing Inc. d/b/a Ryan's Express, an Arizona corporation; Edward Hubbard, a Nevada Resident; Bell Sports, Inc. d/b/a Giro Sport Design, a Delaware corporation; Vista Outdoor Inc., doing business as Giro Sport Design; SevenPlus Bicycles, Inc., doing business as Pro Cyclery, a Nevada Corporation

State: NV

Date: 2018-03-23

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On April 18, 2017, Kayvan Khiabani, 51, a plastic surgeon, was killed when his bicycle collided with a tour bus in Las Vegas....

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Case Types: Government - Police | Civil Rights - 42 USC 1983 | Government - Municipalities | Government - Excessive Force | Wrongful Death - Survival Damages | Civil Rights - Police as Defendant 

Case: Collette Flanagan, individually and on behalf of the estate of Clinton Allen, deceased, and Ronderaline S. Allen, individually v. The City of Dallas, Texas, and Clark Staller

State: TX

Date: 2017-10-23

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On March 10, 2013, plaintiffs' decedent Clinton Allen, 25, a laborer, was walking to his car from the apartment of a female acquaintance in south Dallas. The woman had called 911 and reported that Al...

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Case Types: Products Liability - Design Defect | Products Liability - Failure to Warn | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Assembly or Installation 

Case: Andrea Honigsblum v. Clopay Building Products Company, KG Doors, Joshua Klimek and Next Door & Window

State: IL

Date: 2017-10-23

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: During the morning of Dec. 31, 2013, plaintiff Andrea Honigsblum, 44, an ophthalmic surgeon, was manually closing the door of her condominium's garage at 2319 N. Leavitt St., in Chicago due to an iss...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - Neurosurgeon | Medical Malpractice - Neurosurgery | Medical Malpractice - Surgical Error | Medical Malpractice - Delayed Diagnosis | Medical Malpractice - Negligent Treatment | Medical Malpractice - Post-Operative Care | Medical Malpractice - Wrong Site/Procedure 

Case: Michael Gaglione v. Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Martin Luken, M.D., Jeffrey Moore, M.D., and Sameh Nabelsi, M.D.

State: IL

Date: 2017-10-19

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On April 2, 2013, plaintiff Michael Gaglione, 71, underwent spinal surgery that was performed by Dr. Martin Luken, a neurosurgeon at Ingalls Memorial Hospital, in Harvey. Gaglione had presented with ...

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Case Types: Premises Liability - Apartment Building | Premises Liability - Dangerous Condition | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Assembly or Installation 

Case: David Craig v. MW Roofing Aluminum Inc. and Village Greene Phase IV

State: IL

Date: 2017-07-18

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Nov. 14, 2014, plaintiff David Craig, 49, tow truck driver, was knocked down after being struck in the head by a windblown shingle that came off the roof of an apartment building at Village Greene...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Passenger | Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender | Motor Vehicle - Multiple Vehicle 

Case: Azemar King v. Frank T. Connery, Thomas K. Connery, Rene Bago and Schaumburg Hotels LLC

State: IL

Date: 2017-07-18

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Dec. 3, 2013, plaintiff Azemar King, 45, a Master Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps., was traveling by way of O'Hare Airport to a recruiting assignment in Indiana. Due to travel delays, h...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Truck | Motor Vehicle - Pedestrian | Motor Vehicle - Tractor-Trailer | Premises Liability - Dangerous Condition 

Case: Ankitaben R. Parikh and Rikin Parikh v. Robert D. Smith; Frock Brothers Trucking, Inc., Taro Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., One Commerce Drive, and Halasz Electrical Contracting Inc.

State: NJ

Date: 2017-03-02

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Sept. 19, 2014, plaintiff Ankitaben Parikh, 32, an accountant, was struck by a tractor-trailer in a parking lot in Cranbury. ...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender | Motor Vehicle - Multiple Impact | Motor Vehicle - Multiple Vehicle 

Case: Susan Hayes v. Chacara Williams, AmeriFleet Transportation, Bharath Arumugam, Joseph Dooley, and Carolina Casualty Insurance

State: NJ

Date: 2016-11-11

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Oct. 31, 2013, plaintiff Susan Hayes, 46, an analyst, was involved in a multiple-car collision on the Garden State Parkway near Bloomfield. She had been driving a Volkswagen Jetta, heading north i...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Bus | Motor Vehicle - Left Turn | Motor Vehicle - Motorcycle | Motor Vehicle - Intersection 

Case: William Hickey Jr. v. Pace Suburban Bus Service, Pace and Lonnell Thurmond

State: IL

Date: 2016-09-30

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Aug. 11, 2011, plaintiff William Hickey Jr., a water treatment technician for the city of Lockport, was operating a motorcycle on the northbound curb lane of Illinois Route 171, toward its interse...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Premises Liability - Inadequate or Negligent Security | Premises Liability - Amusement Park/Place of Entertainment 

Case: Shapara Hicks individually and as independent administrator of the Estate of Latorya McGraw, deceased v. Epitome Restaurant and Night Club d/b/a E2; Dwayne Kyles; Calvin Hollins; Le Mirage Studio, Ltd. d/b/a Epitome E2 Chicago, and a/k/a Heroes Sports Bar & Grill; Lesly Benodin; Lesley Motors, Inc.; Envy Productions & Entertainment Co., Inc. a/k/a, Envy Productions; Marco Flores; Team 1 Security; Onesti Entertainment Corporation; Clique Ltd.; Raphael Pellot; Ira Navarro; Donald Crayton; City of Chicago; Vaughn Woods; AM/FM Ohio Inc. d/b/a WGCI, Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. a/k/a Clear Channel Communications

State: IL

Date: 2016-08-30

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Shortly after midnight during the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 17, 2003, Latorya McGraw, 24, was trampled to death in a panic crowd stampede while attending an event at the E2 Nightclub in Chi...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender | Motor Vehicle - Tractor-Trailer | Motor Vehicle - Weather Conditions 

Case: Brian S. Bowers v. Willie H. Kelly, Bults, Inc., MBI, Inc. and Mr. Bults, Inc.

State: IL

Date: 2016-05-17

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On October 4, 2011, plaintiff Brian Bowers, a 44-year-old trucker, was in the course of his employment, operating a tractor-trailer truck on Interstate 355 in Elgin. Bowers was stopped, due to a traf...

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Case Types: Construction - Accidents | Workplace - Workplace Safety | Worker/Workplace Negligence - OSHA | Slips, Trips & Falls - Fall from Height 

Case: Eric Austin and Maria Austin v. Morris Plains Contracting LLC, M&M at Morris Plains LLC, Pyramid Contracting Corporation and French & Parrello Associates, PA

State: NJ

Date: 2016-05-06

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On May 3, 2013, plaintiff Eric Austin, 50, a laborer employed by Danco General Contracting, was helping to remove copper and brass piping from a building demolition site on Tabor Road in Morris Plain...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Motor Vehicle - Truck | Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Retention 

Case: Theresa L. Swenson individually and as Special Administrator of the Estates of Aaron M. Swenson; Baby Doe A; Praetorian Insurance Co. & Joseph LeSanche v. Adam Troy, Hussmann Refrigeration; Hussmann Corp.

State: IL

Date: 2016-04-18

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On May 22, 2012, plaintiffs' decedent Aaron Swenson, 31, an insurance investigator, was driving a Dodge Avenger north on Interstate 294 near the Roosevelt Road exit in Hillside. Meanwhile, plaintiff ...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Insurance - Coverage | Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender | Hotel/Restaurant - Dram Shop | Motor Vehicle - Multiple Vehicle | Motor Vehicle - Alcohol Involvement | Motor Vehicle - Automobile Insurance | Motor Vehicle - Underinsured Motorist | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Service of Alcohol 

Case: Patricia Engrassia v. Erick Uzcategui, Hunterdon Motors Inc., Federated Mutual Insurance Co., John Saddy, Saddy Family LLC, LASV Inc., Bamboo Bar LLC, James S. Torsiello, Frank A. Talarico, Sarita M. Hines, Indre Dosinaite, James S. Torsiello III, and New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company

State: NJ

Date: 2016-01-29

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Nov. 25, 2010, Jason C. Marles, 32, was heading north on the Garden State Parkway. At milepost 83.3 in Brick Township, his car was rear-ended on the left rear side, causing it to rotate clockwise....

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Case Types: Construction - Accidents | Slips, Trips & Falls - Slip and Fall 

Case: Kevin Montgomery v. Bovis Lend Lease, EDC Management, Enterprise Companies and GP2 LLC

State: IL

Date: 2015-12-10

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Dec. 6, 2007, plaintiff Kevin Montgomery, 54, was employed by subcontractor Tribco on a South Prairie Avenue construction project under general contractor Bovis Lend Lease. While moving a cart ful...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - Failure to Treat | Medical Malpractice - Infection Control | Medical Malpractice - Ear, Nose & Throat | Medical Malpractice - Post-Operative Care 

Case: Danielle Reardon v. Joseph P. Gavron, M.D., South West Head and Neck Surgical Associates, S.C., Tinley Woods Surgery Center and Advocate Southwest Amubulatory Surgery Center LLC

State: IL

Date: 2015-12-10

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Dec. 7, 2005, plaintiff Danielle Reardon, 32, an engineer who, two weeks post-partum, underwent a surgery to address complaints of chronic pansinusitis and a deviated nasal septum. The surgery was...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender | Motor Vehicle - Multiple Vehicle 

Case: Ilona Zaltauskaite as representative of the Estate of Michael Raymond v. Andy Likwarz and Waltco Inc.

State: IL

Date: 2015-10-06

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Oct. 16, 2012, plaintiff's decedent Michael Raymond, 30, a mortgage broker, was driving a subcompact car east on Interstate 90 in Chicago when he was involved in a collision with an eastbound box ...

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Case Types: Premises Liability - Inadequate or Negligent Security 

Case: Hershel Blake, Jr., as Special Administrator of the Estate of Michael Wilson v. Epitome Restaurant and Night Club d/b/a E2, Dwain Kyles, Calvin Hollins, Le Mirage Studio, Ltd d/b/a Epitome E2 and a/k/a Heroes Sports Bar & Grill, Lesley Motors, Inc., Lesley Benodin, Envy Productions & Entertainment Co., Inc. a/k/a, Envy Productions, Marco Flores, Team 1 Security, Onesti Entertainment Corporation, Raphael Pellot, City of Chicago, Vaughn Woods, AM/FM Ohio d/b/a WGCI, Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. a/k/a Clear Channel Communications, Ira Navarro, Donald Crayton, and Brian Keller a/k/a Brandon Keller

State: IL

Date: 2015-07-28

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: During the early morning of Feb. 17, 2003, Michael Wilson, age 22 and previously employed with the Chicago Tribune as a telemarketer selling newspaper subscriptions, was trampled to death in a panic ...

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Case Types: Premises Liability - Inadequate or Negligent Security | Premises Liability - Amusement Park/Place of Entertainment 

Case: Mary Carwell as Special Administrator of the Estate of Demetrict Carwell v. Epitome Restaurant and Night Club d/b/a E2, Dwain Kyles, Calvin Hollins, Le Mirage Studio, Ltd d/b /a Epitome E2 and a/k/a Heroes Sports Bar & Grill, Lesley Motors, Inc., Lesley Benodin, Envy Productions & Entertainment Co., Inc. a/k/a, Envy Productions, Marco Flores, Team 1 Security, Onesti Entertainment Corporation, Raphael Pellot, City Of Chicago, Vaughn Woods, AM/FM Ohio d/b/a WGCI, Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. a/k/a Clear Channel Communications, Ira Navarro, Donald Crayton, and Brian Keller a/k/a Brandon Keller

State: IL

Date: 2015-06-22

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: During the early morning of Feb. 17, 2003, Demetrict Carwell, age 23 and an office administration position with a security company, was trampled to death in a panic crowd stampede while attending an ...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Driveway | Motor Vehicle - Multiple Vehicle | Motor Vehicle - Reversing Vehicle 

Case: Sondra Ampania v. Elliot Gusset

State: NJ

Date: 2015-05-11

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On the evening of July 12, 2011, plaintiff Sondra Ampania, 40, a bartender, was driving south on Englishtown Road in Old Bridge. She collided with the rear-end of a pickup truck that was backing out ...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Crosswalk | Motor Vehicle - Pedestrian | Motor Vehicle - Single Vehicle 

Case: Michael C. Crogan v. Stanislav Evtimov, Park Ridge Taxi & Livery Ltd., and VD 2005 Corporation

State: IL

Date: 2015-04-15

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On the early evening of Nov. 1, 2010, plaintiff Michael C. Crogan, 55, a railroad conductor, was walking in the vicinity of Touhy Avenue and Cedar Street in Des Plaines. At approximately 5 p.m., whil...

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Case Types: Consumer Protection -  | Contracts - Breach of Contract 

Case: Joseph Mazzei, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated v. The Money Store and TMS, Mortgage, Inc.

State: NY

Date: 2014-12-19

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Oct. 2, 2000, plaintiff Joseph Mazzei received a balance statement from a mortgage provider, The Money Store. The statement provided a pay-off amount that included monthly late fees incurred durin...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender | Motor Vehicle - Multiple Vehicle | Motor Vehicle - Verbal Threshold 

Case: Christine Albro and John Albro v. Anthony Esposito

State: NJ

Date: 2014-12-04

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Aug. 17, 2012, plaintiff Christine Albro, 61, a nurse, was traveling south on the Garden State Parkway, in Sayreville. Behind her was a car driven by Anthony Esposito. Esposito took his eyes off t...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Premises Liability - Inadequate or Negligent Security 

Case: Bernice Jackson, as special administrator of the Estate of Chanta Jackson v. Epitome Restaurant and Night Club d/b/a E2, Dwain Kyles, Calvin Hollins, Le Mirage Studio, Ltd. d/b /a Epitome E2 and a/k/a Heroes Sports Bar & Grill, Lesley Motors, Inc., Lesley Benodin, Envy Productions & Entertainment Co., Inc. a/k/a, Envy Productions, Marco Flores, Team 1 Security, Onesti Entertainment Corporation, Raphael Pellot, the City Of Chicago, a Municipal Corporation, Vaughn Woods, AM/FM Ohio d/b/a WGCI, Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. a/k/a Clear Channel Communications, Ira Navarro, Donald Crayton and Brian Keller a/k/a Brandon Keller

State: IL

Date: 2014-11-20

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Feb. 17, 2003, in the early morning hours past midnight, Chanta Jackson , age 26 and the mother of two children, was trampled to death in a panic crowd stampede while attending an event at the E2 ...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Premises Liability - Inadequate or Negligent Security 

Case: Latayna Rainey, as Independent Administrator of the Estate of Nicole Rainey v. Epitome Restaurant and Night Club d/b/a E2, Dwain Kyles, Calvin Hollins, Le Mirage Studio, Ltd. d/b /a Epitome E2 and a/k/a Heroes Sports Bar & Grill, Lesley Motors, Inc., Lesley Benodin, Envy Productions & Entertainment Co., Inc. a/k/a, Envy Productions, Marco Flores, Team 1 Security, Onesti Entertainment Corporation, Raphael Pellot, the City Of Chicago, a Municipal Corporation, Vaughn Woods, AM/FM Ohio d/b/a WGCI, Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. a/k/a Clear Channel Communications, Ira Navarro, Donald Crayton and Brian Keller a/k/a Brandon Keller

State: IL

Date: 2014-10-15

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Shortly after midnight during the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 17, 2003, Nicole Rainey, 25, and the mother of five children, was trampled to death in a panic crowd stampede while attending an ...

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Case Types: Construction - Accidents | Premises Liability - Ramp | Slips, Trips & Falls - Falldown | Construction - Negligent Supervision 

Case: Gregory Weaver v. Illinois Contract Glazing Inc. / Illinois Contract Glazing Inc. v. Latta Construction

State: IL

Date: 2014-10-03

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On January 22, 2007, plaintiff Gregory Weaver, a carpenter employed for Latta Construction, was working on a construction project renovating a Hyatt Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. While working, Weaver step...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Premises Liability - Inadequate or Negligent Security 

Case: Tajana Jefferson, as special administrators of the Estate of Danielle Greene v. Epitome Restaurant and Night Club d/b/a E2, Dwain Kyles, Calvin Hollins, Le Mirage Studio, Ltd. d/b/a Epitome E2 and a/k/a Heroes Sports Bar & Grill, Lesley Motors, Inc., Lesley Benodin, Envy Productions & Entertainment Co., Inc. a/k/a, Envy Productions, Marco Flores, Team 1 Security, Onesti Entertainment Corporation, Raphael Pellot, the City Of Chicago, a Municipal Corporation, Vaughn Woods, AM/FM Ohio d/b/a WGCI, Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. a/k/a Clear Channel Communications, Ira Navarro, Donald Crayton and Brian Keller a/k/a Brandon Keller

State: IL

Date: 2014-10-01

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Feb. 17, 2003, in the early morning hours past midnight, Danielle Greene, 23, was trampled to death in a panic crowd stampede while attending an event at the E2 Nightclub in Chicago. ...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Medical Malpractice - OB-GYN | Medical Malpractice - Childbirth | Medical Malpractice - Misdiagnosis | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Treat | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Diagnose | Medical Malpractice - Negligent Treatment 

Case: Sung Jin Jin and Baby Girl Jin v. Joseph Kyu Chong M.D. and Office of Joseph Kyu Chong

State: NJ

Date: 2014-09-24

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On July 21, 2009, plaintiff's decedent, Ji Sun Jin, 33, unemployed, presented to Dr. Joseph Kyu Chong, an OB-GYN, at his office in Englewood Cliffs. Jin was 33 weeks pregnant. Having emigrated from K...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Premises Liability - Inadequate or Negligent Security 

Case: Howard Ray, Sr. and Mary Ray, as co-special administrators of the Estate of DaShand Ray v. Epitome Restaurant and Night Club d/b/a E2, Dwain Kyles, Calvin Hollins, Le Mirage Studio, Ltd. d/b /a Epitome E2 and a/k/a Heroes Sports Bar & Grill, Lesley Motors, Inc., Lesley Benodin, Envy Productions & Entertainment Co., Inc. a/k/a, Envy Productions, Marco Flores, Team 1 Security, Onesti Entertainment Corporation, Raphael Pellot, the City Of Chicago, a Municipal Corporation, Vaughn Woods, AM/FM Ohio d/b/a WGCI, Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. a/k/a Clear Channel Communications, Ira Navarro, Donald Crayton and Brian Keller a/k/a Brandon Keller

State: IL

Date: 2014-08-15

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Feb. 17, 2003, in the early morning hours past midnight, DaShand Ray, a 24-year-old communications student and FedEx package handler, was trampled to death in a panic crowd stampede while attendin...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Bus | Motor Vehicle - Truck | Motor Vehicle - Speeding | Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender 

Case: Lamarr Becton v. Francisco Gonzalez and Triple A Services Inc.

State: IL

Date: 2014-08-07

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Feb. 21, 2011, plaintiff Lamarr Becton, 45, a bus driver with the Chicago Transit Authority, was parked inside of the bus he was driving facing westbound on Harrison Street, near the intersection ...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - Hospital | Medical Malpractice - Delayed Treatment | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Monitor | Medical Malpractice - Negligent Treatment | Medical Malpractice - Post-Operative Care 

Case: Henry Craig, a disabled minor, by his mother and guardian Larita D. Wood v. Loyola University Medical Center

State: IL

Date: 2014-07-09

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On May 21, 2005, plaintiff Henry Craig, 12, suffered femur fractures in both legs after being hit by a car while riding a bicycle. Henry was transported to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood...

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Case Types: Government - Police | Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender | Motor Vehicle - Tractor-Trailer | Wrongful Death - Survival Damages 

Case: Elizabeth Cowan Sauter, as independent administrator of the Estate of James Sauter, deceased v. United Van Lines, LLC, Andrew Bokelman, Suddath Relocation Systems of Milwaukee, LLC, and UniGroup

State: IL

Date: 2014-04-17

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On March 28, 2013, at approximately 11 p.m., plaintiff's decedent James Sauter, 28, an Illinois state trooper, was parked in his squad car on the left shoulder of southbound I-294 near milepost 48.5 ...

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Case Types: Discrimination - Disability | Premises Liability - Hotel or Motel | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Hiring | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Training | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Supervision 

Case: Edward Asmar v. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Boyd Gaming Corp., MGM Mirage Inc., Marina District Development Corp., Cynthia Jordan, and Anthony Roseto

State: NJ

Date: 2014-04-09

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Feb. 10, 2007, plaintiff Edward Asmar, 44, of Colts Neck Township, was a patron at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. Asmar, who is disabled, was riding a motorized scooter in the ca...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Motor Vehicle - Crosswalk | Motor Vehicle - Red Light | Motor Vehicle - Pedestrian | Motor Vehicle - Intersection | Motor Vehicle - Single Vehicle | Motor Vehicle - Alcohol Involvement | Motor Vehicle - Underinsured Motorist 

Case: Joseph S. Lacko ad prosecendum and as administrator of the Estate of Michael A. Lacko, deceased v. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company and Francis Fervil

State: NJ

Date: 2014-03-12

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Feb. 20, 2011, Michael Lacko, 32, was struck and killed while crossing Route 1 in the Fords section of Woodbridge by a vehicle owned and driven by Francis Fervil....

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Motorcycle | Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender 

Case: Dennis Duarte and Patricia Duarte v. Joseph W. Reiff, Donna Reiff and Patrick O. Fayne

State: NJ

Date: 2013-12-24

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On April 14, 2010, plaintiff Dennis Duarte, 56, a power utility plant operator, was on his motorcycle and was stopped on Ridge Road in North Arlington behind a vehicle driven by Patrick Fayne, who wa...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Broadside | Motor Vehicle - Stop Sign | Motor Vehicle - Intersection | Motor Vehicle - Multiple Vehicle 

Case: Gustavo Vidals v. Isaac Rubinfeld & Rivka Weiss

State: NY

Date: 2013-12-17

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: At about 8 p.m. on April 14, 2011, plaintiff Gustavo Vidals, 45, a gardener, was driving on Avenue K, near its intersection at East 22nd Street, in the Midwood section of Brooklyn. While he was proce...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - OB-GYN | Medical Malpractice - Hospital | Medical Malpractice - Childbirth 

Case: Kassie K. Rivera and Higinio Rivera, individually and as next friends of H.R. v. United States of America

State: TX

Date: 2013-12-16

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Sept. 12, 2008, plaintiff Kassie Rivera gave birth to a son, plaintiff H.R., by induced labor, vaginal delivery at Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood, where her husband, plaintiff Higinio Ri...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender | Motor Vehicle - Verbal Threshold 

Case: Annette Friend and Kurt Friend v. Meghan E. Schneider and William J. Schneider

State: NJ

Date: 2013-12-05

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Dec. 9, 2010, plaintiff Annette Friend, 40, a catering waitress, was driving a minivan on Poole Avenue in Hazlet, crossing Route 35 from east to west, when she was struck from behind by a small se...

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Case Types: Slips, Trips & Falls - Falldown | Premises Liability - Parking Lot | Premises Liability - Negligent Repair and/or Maintenance 

Case: Vicki Scerbo and John Scerbo v. RSP Property Management, Renu Shah and Orchard Enclave LLC

State: NJ

Date: 2013-08-19

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On April 13, 2009, plaintiff Vicki Scerbo, 45, a counselor for homebound patients with mental deficiencies, visited the building located at 247 Orchard Street in Elizabeth for the purpose of seeing a...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - Failure to Admit | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Treat | Medical Malpractice - Negligent Treatment 

Case: Clarence Lee Sr. and Angelia Lee individually and as next friends of C.L., a minor v. United States of America

State: TX

Date: 2013-07-26

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Dec.18, 2004, plaintiff C.L., the 2-year-old son of plaintiffs Clarence Lee, a United States Air Force lieutenant colonel, and Angelia Lee, was admitted to the hospital at Randolph Air Force Base ...

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Case Types: Construction - Accidents | Workplace - Workplace Safety | Construction - Scaffolds and Ladders | Slips, Trips & Falls - Fall from Height 

Case: Steven Pascucci and Linda Romano v. JG Drywall LLC, County of Bergen, Bergen County Improvement Authority, Triple B Fabricating Inc., Triple B Fabricators LLC, Adele Erectors, Adele Erectors LLC, Aliamo Group, PMK Group, RSC Architects, Kenneth P. Mahalik and Steven Botbyl

State: NJ

Date: 2013-05-15

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Nov. 18, 2009, plaintiff Steven Pascucci, 47, a laborer for Adele Erectors, was working on the demolition of a barn at the Bergen County Equestrian Center in Leonia....

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Broadside | Motor Vehicle - Intersection | Motor Vehicle - Multiple Vehicle | Motor Vehicle - Question of Lights 

Case: Stephanie Kinnaird v. United States of America

State: TX

Date: 2013-05-10

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On June 26, 2007, plaintiff Stephanie Kinnaird, 35, a part-time clerk, was driving on Gore Boulevard at the intersection with Flowermound Road in Lawton, Okla. when she was involved in a collision wi...

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Case Types: Premises Liability - Sidewalk | Premises Liability - Negligent Repair and/or Maintenance 

Case: Ellen Foley v. City of Evanston

State: IL

Date: 2013-04-25

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On July 22, 2009, plaintiff Ellen Foley, 79, a retiree, was walking westbound on the sidewalk on Davis Street in Evanston when she tripped on a brick that was sticking up from the sidewalk and fell. ...

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Case Types: Discrimination - Gender | Employment - Retaliation | Employment - Workplace Harassment | Employment - Gender Discrimination | Employment - National Origin Discrimination | Discrimination - Nationality or National Origin 

Case: Neelu Pal M.D. v. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Peter M. Scholz M.D., George Batsides M.D., Juan Plate M.D., Mark Anderson M.D., Stephen Lowry M.D. and John Lagenfeld M.D.

State: NJ

Date: 2013-04-12

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: In July 2008, plaintiff Neelu Pal, 37, a general surgeon, began a three-year cardiothoracic fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's Robert Wood Johnson Medical School....

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Case Types: Premises Liability - Invitees | Construction - Scaffolds and Ladders | Premises Liability - Failure to Warn | Slips, Trips & Falls - Fall from Height 

Case: William K. Bullman and Diane Bullman v. Paul R. Goldie

State: NJ

Date: 2013-03-07

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On June 13, 2011, plaintiff William Bullman, 56, a self-employed home-renovations contractor, was working at the house of a family member, Paul Goldie, in Basking Ridge. Bullman claimed he was initia...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Red Light | Motor Vehicle - Hit and Run | Motor Vehicle - Intersection | Motor Vehicle - Multiple Vehicle 

Case: William Tyree Andrews and Latisha Andrews v. Luis Chavez, G & G Cement Contractors, Dagoberto Gonzales, and John Grob, Administrator to the Estate of Jose Gonzales

State: IL

Date: 2013-01-18

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: At about 7:45 p.m. on Feb. 11, 2007, plaintiff William Andrews, 28, an installation specialist, was driving on the northbound side of Western Avenue, near its intersection at 139th Street, in the cit...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - Delayed Treatment | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Monitor 

Case: Janet Richardson on behalf of Darryl Richardson, an incompetent adult, and U.R., a minor, and J.R., a minor v. United States of America

State: TX

Date: 2012-12-05

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Jan. 26, 2010, plaintiff Darryl Richardson, 47, a security guard, was admitted to the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Affairs hospital in San Antonio and diagnosed with congestive heart failure. On Feb. ...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Medical Malpractice - Nurse | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Monitor 

Case: Barbara Bell, Individually and as Special Administrator of the Estate of Michael Bell, deceased v. Evergreen Medical Specialists, Daniel Goedert, Holy Cross Hospital, Kristen Niedner, M.D., Timothy Ogrentz

State: IL

Date: 2012-07-31

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On July 14, 2002, plaintiff Michael Bell, then 43, a truck driver, was taken by ambulance to the emergency room at Holy Cross Hospital, reportedly suffering from an acute asthma attack. While being t...

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Case Types: Dram Shop -  | Motor Vehicle - SUV | Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender | Motor Vehicle - Alcohol Involvement | Wrongful Death - Survivorship Action | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Service of Alcohol 

Case: Lualhati Sta Maria, individually and as administatrix ad prosequendum for the Estate of Ernesto Sta Maria, deceased v. Christopher Brozyna, Sciortino's Harbor Lights Restaurant, Dublin House, Chubby's Waterside Café, and Ashes Cigar Club

State: NJ

Date: 2011-10-20

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Sept. 14, 2007, plaintiff's decedent Ernesto Sta Maria was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Christopher M. Brozyna, on Route 35 North, in Middletown. Sta Maria was thrown from his sport utility v...

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Case Types: Strict Liability -  | Products Liability - Design Defect | Products Liability - Pharmaceutical | Products Liability - Implied Warranty of Fitness for a Particular Purpose 

Case: Richard C. Sacks, individually v. Sicor Inc., a Delaware corporation; Teva Parenteral Medicines Inc., formerly known as Sicor Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Delaware corporation; and Baxter Healthcare Corp., a Delaware corporation; Anne Arnold and James Arnold, individually and as husband and wife v. Teva Parenteral Medicines Inc., formerly known as Sicor Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Delaware corporation; and Baxter Healthcare Corp., a Delaware corporation; Anthony V. Devito and Donna Jean Devito, individually and as husband and wife v. Teva Parenteral Medicines Inc., formerly known as Sicor Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Delaware corporation; and McKesson Corp., a Delaware corporation

State: NV

Date: 2011-10-06

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Nov. 11, 2005, plaintiff Robert Sacks, 58, an independent contractor, underwent a colonoscopy at the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. On July 17, 2007, plaintiff Anne Arnold, late...

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Case Types: Slips, Trips & Falls - Staircase | Premises Liability - Slip and Fall | Slips, Trips & Falls - Slip and Fall | Premises Liability - Stairs or Stairway | Slips, Trips & Falls - Foreign Substance | Premises Liability - Negligent Repair and/or Maintenance 

Case: Jane Griffith and Dwight Griffith v. John B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc.

State: IL

Date: 2011-09-19

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On June 19, 2007, plaintiff Jane Griffith, 60, a quality assurance and food safety director, was in Elgin to perform a food-safety audit at a facility owned and operated by John B. Sanfilippo & Son I...

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Case Types: Government - Municipalities | Premises Liability - Dangerous Condition of Public Property 

Case: Donald Martinelli and Annette Martinelli v. AT&T, City of Chicago, Manual Gonzalez, SBC, Sedgwick Claims Management, and Oscar Soto

State: IL

Date: 2011-05-27

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Feb. 22, 2002, plaintiff Donald Martinelli, 52, an SBC employee, was standing near the back of his work truck at a city of Chicago construction site on Milwaukee Avenue between Bloomingdale Avenue...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death - Survival Damages | Medical Malpractice - Emergency Room | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Diagnose 

Case: Evelyn Hart, independent administrator of the estate of Michael Hamilton, deceased v. Jose Almeida, M.D. and Excel Emergency Care, LLC

State: IL

Date: 2011-05-12

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On May 15, 2001, plaintiffs' decedent Michael Hamilton, 35, was at the paint company in Chicago Heights where he worked as a supervisor. Suddenly, he felt severe pain in his chest. He started pacing ...

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Case Types: Government -  | Public Utilities -  | Premises Liability - Sidewalk | Premises Liability - Snow and Ice | Premises Liability - Slip and Fall | Government - Federal Tort Claims Act 

Case: Albert Fogelson, by and through Albert L. Fogelson, as attorney in fact, and Albert L. Fogelson v. United States of America and McGuire Chevrolet Cadillac

State: NJ

Date: 2011-02-10

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Jan. 4, 2006, Albert Fogelson, 78, slipped and fell on ice that had accumulated on the sidewalk in front of the United States Post Office in Nutley. Fogelson died two years following the accident ...

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Case Types: Civil Rights - 42 USC 1983 | Intentional Torts - Assault | Civil Rights - Police as Defendant 

Case: Dalton Christopher Brewer v. Whitley County, Kentucky; Whitley County Sheriff Department; Sheriff Lawrence Hodge, Individually and in His Official Capacity; and Current or Former Deputy Tony Ramey

State: KY

Date: 2010-11-10

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On June 13, 2007, at approximately 11 a.m., plaintiff Dalton Brewer, 25, a brick mason and electrician, was outside his house in Corbin when Tony Ramey, a volunteer deputy sheriff with Whitley County...

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Case Types: Media Law - Privacy | Constitutional Law - Privacy | Intentional Torts - Defamation 

Case: Jane Doe v. Joseph R. Francis, MRA Holding LLC and Mantra Films Inc.

State: MO

Date: 2010-07-23

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: In May 2004, plaintiff, a 20-year-old woman, went out with friends to Rum Jungle, a bar in Laclede's Landing, Mo. During the night, she was filmed by a videographer, during which her tank top was pul...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - Hospital | Medical Malpractice - Back Surgery | Medical Malpractice - Surgical Error | Medical Malpractice - Orthopedic Surgeon 

Case: Jody White v. United States of America

State: TX

Date: 2010-05-20

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On March 27, 2006, plaintiff Jody White, 44, a traffic controller, underwent surgery at the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio for an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. When she awoke, ...

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Case Types: Strict Liability -  | Products Liability - Design Defect | Products Liability - Pharmaceutical | Products Liability - Failure to Warn | Products Liability - Implied Warranty of Fitness for a Particular Purpose 

Case: Henry Chanin and Lorraine Chanin, husband and wife v. Teva Parenteral Medicines Inc., formerly known as Sicor Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Delaware corporation; Sicor Inc., a Delaware corporation; and Baxter Healthcare Corp., a Delaware corporation

State: NV

Date: 2010-05-07

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: In June 2006, plaintiff Henry Chanin, 58, a headmaster of a private school, underwent a routine colonoscopy at Desert Shadow Endoscopy Center in Las Vegas. During the procedure he was administered a ...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - Cancer Diagnosis | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Refer | Medical Malpractice - Delayed Diagnosis | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Diagnose 

Case: Patricia Ann Ellis individually and as next friend of A.M.G. and R.T.G. and as executrix of the Estate of Melissa Busch and Coralon Busch individually and as next friend of C.L.A.B. and M.W.L.B. v. United States of America

State: TX

Date: 2010-03-05

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: In August 1996, plaintiffs' decedent Melissa Busch, a human resources clerk, was treated for an injury to her left foot at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. In January 1997, she returned, cl...

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Case Types: Products Liability - Design Defect | Products Liability - Failure to Warn | Products Liability - Marketing Defect 

Case: Mackenzie Balisage, a minor, by his guardian ad litem, Marie Balisage v. Giftco Inc.

State: NJ

Date: 2010-03-04

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On March 3, 2005, plaintiff Mackenzie Balisage, 8, student, was playing with a Whirly Twirly UFO toy. The toy was operated by pushing a plastic disc down a threaded wand until it reaches the end and ...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - General Surgeon | Medical Malpractice - General Surgery | Medical Malpractice - Informed Consent | Medical Malpractice - Post-Operative Care 

Case: Hazel P. McLeod and Larry McLeod v. United States of America, James Connaughton and Broadus Atkin

State: TX

Date: 2010-02-23

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Jan. 17, 2003, plaintiff Hazel McLeod underwent a surgical biopsy of her right breast in the United States Air Force's Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio. The biopsy was performed by Dr. J...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Truck | Motor Vehicle - Left Turn | Motor Vehicle - Motorcycle | Motor Vehicle - Intersection 

Case: Keith Dziombak v. Agilent Technologies Inc. and Puren Chen

State: NJ

Date: 2010-02-08

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On June 26, 2007, plaintiff Keith Dziombak, 28, car salesman, was driving a motorcycle on Parsonage Road in Edison when a truck, owned by Agilent Technologies Inc. and driven by employee Puren Chen t...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - Nurse | Medical Malpractice - Hospital | Medical Malpractice - Childbirth | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Treat | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Diagnose 

Case: Molly McGovern, a minor, by her parents and guardian ad litems Kevin McGovern and Catherine McGovern v. Clara Maass Hospital, Susan Brite, Maggie Gilchrist, Cynthia McMann, Shari Fallet, Naresh Shah, Jeffrey Wolfe, Mrunalini Donde, Robert Del Mauro,.and State of New Jersey

State: NJ

Date: 2009-07-16

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On April 26, 2002, plaintiff Molly McGovern was born at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville. McGovern was born with hypothyroidism, but this condition went undiagnosed until April 2003; the dela...

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Case Types: Negligence -  | Motor Vehicle - SUV | Motor Vehicle - Rollover | Motor Vehicle - Broadside | Motor Vehicle - Stop Sign | Insurance - Verbal Threshold | Motor Vehicle - Negligent Entrustment | Agency/Apparent Agency - Vicarious Liability | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Hiring 

Case: Joanne Hamilton and Gary Hamilton v. Estate of Harry Koff, Courier-Post and Gannett Co. Inc.

State: NJ

Date: 2009-04-17

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Oct. 16, 2003, plaintiff Joanne Hamilton, a 45-year-old emergency room nurse, was driving a GMC Suburban SUV on Jackson Road, in Atco, when she was hit by a Ford Escort driven by Harry Koff. The F...

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Case Types: Construction - Accidents | Construction - Falling Object 

Case: Josephine Gabriele as administratrix of the Estate of Salvatore Gabriele v. Lyndhurst Residential Communities LLC, Daibes Brothers Inc., Pyramid Construction & Engineering and Alexandre Paiva Construction

State: NJ

Date: 2009-01-21

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Aug. 3, 2005, plaintiff Salvatore Gabriele, 43, was outside a building under construction in Lyndhurst installing fire sprinklers for his employer, Bravante Automatic Sprinkler Corp. A pallet of c...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Pedestrian 

Case: Dawn Ciccone v. William Fehlhaber, Michael Blanchard and FedExGround Package Systems, Inc.

State: NJ

Date: 2008-12-15

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On April 4, 2006, plaintiff Dawn Ciccone, 50, teacher, was jogging when she was hit by a car driven by William Fehlhaber. Ciccone had been standing on a striped island at the center of the bridge con...

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Case Types: Strict Liability -  | Wrongful Death - Survival Damages | Products Liability - Design Defect | Products Liability - Breach of Warranty | Consumer Protection - Deceptive Trade Practices Act | Consumer Protection - Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law 

Case: Stephanie B. Barrett, individually and as Administratix of the Estate of Robert C. Barrett, deceased, and as natural mother of Madison Hope Barrett, a minor v. Ambient Pressure Diving Ltd.

State: NH

Date: 2008-11-18

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Aug. 3, 2002, plaintiffs' decedent Robert Barrett, 32, a diving instructor, drowned while scuba diving at the Bainbridge quarry in Bainbridge, Pa. Barrett was instructing a student diver along wit...

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Case Types: Construction - Accidents | Workplace - Construction Site | Wrongful Death - Survival Damages 

Case: Estate of Kevin Caponegro, by Linda Caponegro, general administratrix ad prosequendem of the Estate of Kevin Caponegro, and Linda Caponegro, individually v. Brian Hays, Rochelle Contracting Co., Robert Cashin, Bovis Lend Lease, Peter Rochelle, Town of Dover Board of Education, Caterpillar, Inc. Foley, Inc., The Hamilton Group, L.L.C. and Dicara/Rubino Architects and Rochelle Contracting Co., defendant, third-party plaintiff v. Deblin Construction, Co., Inc. and John Caponegro and Linda Caponegro v. Brian Hays, Rochelle Contracting Co., Robert Cashin, Bovis Lend Lease, Peter Rochelle, Town of Dover Board of Education, Caterpillar, Inc. foley, Inc., The Hamilton Group, L.L.C. and Dicara/Rubino Architects

State: NJ

Date: 2008-09-30

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On April 7, 2005, plaintiff Kevin Caponegro, 23, construction worker, was standing next to a forklift at a Dover Township construction site when a nearby backhoe reversed and its cab pivoted, crushin...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Driveway | Motor Vehicle - Left Turn | Motor Vehicle - Visibility 

Case: William Gorman and Lisa Gorman v. Janet Blundell, William Marracini and Victoria Marracini

State: NJ

Date: 2008-09-08

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Sept. 15, 2003, plaintiff William Gorman, 46, diesel mechanic, was driving around a curve on Navesink River Road, in Middletown, when he was struck by a car driven by defendant Janet Blundell, who...

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Case Types: Employment - Compensation | Contracts - Fraudulent Inducement | Employment - Employment Agreement 

Case: Barbara Long and Connie Reeder v. Parkview Hospital Inc.

State: IN

Date: 2008-08-21

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: In January 2002, Parkview Hospital Inc. reportedly announced the elimination of 24 full-time nursing positions. The layoffs affected the New Life Center (NLC), where plaintiff Barbara Long, a labor-a...

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Case Types: Construction - Forklift | Premises Liability - Falling Object 

Case: James Gallagher v. Bradco Supply Corporation

State: MI

Date: 2008-08-01

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Dec. 15, 2003, plaintiff James Gallagher, a 56-year-old tractor-trailer driver for Silverline Building Products, drove to Bradco Supply Corp. in Wyoming, Mich. He was delivering large patio door w...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - Negligent Treatment 

Case: William Lynch v. Riverside Medical Center and Debbie Sall, M.S.

State: IL

Date: 2008-04-30

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: In 1999, plaintiff William Lynch, a roofer in his 40s, underwent several back procedures after suffering a workplace accident. One of the procedures, a three-level fusion was performed by Dr. Michel ...

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Case Types: Negligence -  | Wrongful Death -  

Case: Arthur Vargas, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Shiloe Hufford, Deceased; and Nannabah Hufford, Individually v. Dugan Production Corp.

State: TX

Date: 2007-03-07

Experts: Stan V. Smith Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On April 12, 2005, plaintiffs' decedent Shiloe Hufford, 12, was playing in a field that had gas and oil pumps. Her friends and she were grabbing onto a pump's handle, which would lift them up into th...

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Case Types: First Amendment -  | Government - Municipalities | Intentional Torts - Defamation | Civil Rights - Police as Defendant 

Case: Diane L. Klipfel and Michael V. Casali v Alberto Gonzales, Secretary, U.S. Treasury, City of Chicago and Joseph Miedzianowski

State: IL

Date: 2007-02-22

Experts: Stan V. Smith PhD (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: In 1992, plaintiffs Diane L. Klipfel, 42, and Michael V. Casali, 42, a married couple, were both agents for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. While working in the Chica...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Motor Vehicle - Tractor-Trailer | Motor Vehicle - Multiple Vehicle | Public Utilities - Taxis and Limousines | Civil Practice - Multidistrict Litigation | Agency/Apparent Agency - Vicarious Liability 

Case: Alexander Sadavage, individually and as Administrator of the Estate of Ann Marie Sadavage, deceased v. Heriberto Pagan, R.P. Leasing, Elvis Zilinskis, Penske Truck Leasing, Meyers Trucking, Joseph's Limo

State: NJ

Date: 2006-02-14

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Life Care Planning

Summary: On May 4, 2004, plaintiffs' decedent, Ann Marie Sadavage, 54, a team leader with Unilever Cosmetics, was driving westbound in her Chevy Cavalier on Route 280 in West Orange when an eastbound limousin...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - Hospital | Medical Malpractice - Birth Injury | Medical Malpractice - Cerebral Palsy 

Case: Lisa Nicholson, Individually and as Mothoer and Next Friend of Chase Nicholson, a minor, v. A confidential Illinois Risk Management Services hospital

State: IL

Date: 2005-10-19

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: The plaintiff is Chase Nicholson, a four-and-a-half-year-old girl who was born brain damaged on April 20, 2001. After a failed attempt at induced labor on April 10, her mother, Lisa Nicholson, who wa...

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Case Types: Products Liability - Seat Belts | Wrongful Death - Survival Damages | Products Liability - Design Defect 

Case: Erik Simmer, personal representative of the Estate of Antoinette Simmer v. Ford Motor Company

State: MI

Date: 2005-07-11

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On March 31, 1999, plaintiff decedent Antoinette Simmer, 53, a secretary for a university, was returning from lunch at Frandor Shopping Center in East Lansing, Mich., in her 1992 Ford Festiva when, a...

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Case Types: Negligence - Negligent Repair | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Maintenance 

Case: Joseph Flaherty, Jr., Lois Flaherty, Joseph Flaherty, III, Katherine Flaherty and Meghan Flaherty v. Mainco Elevator Company a/k/a Thyssennkrupp Elevator Company

State: NJ

Date: 2005-06-09

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Nov. 9, 2001, plaintiff Joseph Flaherty Jr., 53, the shipping and receiving manager at Macy's in the Monmouth Mall of Eatontown, was crushed by a 16' X 8' automatic freight elevator gate that weig...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - OB-GYN | Medical Malpractice - Childbirth | Medical Malpractice - Stillbirth | Medical Malpractice - Birth Injury | Medical Malpractice - Brain Injuries | Medical Malpractice - Cerebral Palsy | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Treat | Medical Malpractice - Delayed Diagnosis | Medical Malpractice - Delayed Treatment | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Detect | Medical Malpractice - Negligent Treatment 

Case: Jose Dominguez and Sandra Dominguez, both individually and as next friends of Emily Dominguez, their minor daughter v. United States of America

State: TX

Date: 2005-05-12

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Plaintiffs Jose Dominguez, 27, a sergeant in the U.S. Army, and his wife, Sandra, 29, a homemaker who was 41 weeks pregnant at the time, arrived at Darnall Army Community Hospital at Ft. Hood in Kill...

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Case Types: Premises Liability - Notice | Premises Liability - Slip and Fall | Products Liability - Failure to Warn | Slips, Trips & Falls - Slip and Fall | Slips, Trips & Falls - Slipping Condition 

Case: Rachel Erlichman and Marc Erlichman v. Bowling & Beyond Arlington Heights, Inc.

State: IL

Date: 2005-03-21

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On April 16, 2000, plaintiff Rachel Erlichman, a 45-year-old personal trainer, was with her 4-year-old son Kenny at a birthday party held at Bowling & Beyond in Arlington Heights....

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Case Types: Negligence -  | Evidence - Spoliation | Civil Rights - 42 USC 1983 | Government - Municipalities | Intentional Torts - Battery | Railroad - Railroad Accident | Civil Rights - Police as Defendant 

Case: William "Bill" Penuela vs. County of Los Angeles and City of Glendale, Vivra Inc., Amtrak and Santa Fe

State: CA

Date: 2005-01-19

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Feb. 13, 1991, plaintiff William "Bill" Penuela, a 36-year-old chronic paranoid schizophrenic, was arrested by Glendale police officers for breaking some small windows at a Jehovah's Witness Churc...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Civil Rights - 42 USC 1983 | Civil Rights - Police as Defendant | Intentional Torts - Assault and Battery 

Case: Phyllis Brown, individually as surviving spouse and as executrix of the estate of Derwin Brown, deceased v. Sidney Dorsey, Patrick Cuffy, and Paul Skyers

State: GA

Date: 2004-11-19

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Dec. 15, 2000, plaintiff's decedent Derwin Brown, 46, the sheriff-elect of DeKalb County, Ga., was returning home after a night of celebrating his graduation from Sheriff's Academy and his upcomin...

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Case Types: Construction - Accidents 

Case: Edward Kraus v. Terrestris Development Company, Rogers & Sons Excavating, Inc. v. Michael Nicholas

State: IL

Date: 2004-10-30

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Sept. 27, 2000, plaintiff Edward Kraus, 24, was working as a carpenter on the construction of a house. He stepped off a first-floor deck onto a window well that was covered by a piece of unsecured...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Medical Malpractice - Psychiatrist | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Admit | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Diagnose 

Case: Jacqueline Dunn, as Administrator of the Estate of George Jinkins v. Choong H. Lee and Paulette Medlin

State: IL

Date: 2004-10-07

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: In late May 1996, plaintiff's decedent George Jinkins, 23, a construction worker, began behaving strangely. He told people that he heard voices speaking to him and that his mother was trying to poiso...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - Nurse | Medical Malpractice - Hospital | Medical Malpractice - Childbirth | Wrongful Death - Survival Damages | Medical Malpractice - Delayed Treatment | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Diagnose 

Case: Michael Madalinski, Individually and as Special Administrator of the Estate of Carol Madalinski vs. St. Alexius Medical Center

State: IL

Date: 2004-07-08

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: At 5 a.m. on Nov. 5, 1999, plaintiffs' decedent Carol Madalinski, a 36-year-old accountant, was evaluated by the obstetrical house physician of St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates, for compla...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Bus | Motor Vehicle - Pedestrian 

Case: Jerry Stevens Cammerino, Chris Cammerino and Lori Cammerino v. Jose Castro

State: TX

Date: 2004-05-12

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: At 4:10 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2002, plaintiff Jerry Stevens Cammerino, 69, a clerical worker, was crossing Central Expressway in downtown Dallas, where it is a four-lane, one-way street. She was i...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Motor Vehicle - Truck | Motor Vehicle - Rear-ender | Negligence - Negligent Entrustment 

Case: Samuel Davenport, as administrator of the Estate of Sedric Davenport, Deceased, v. Matthew Ford and Gene Ford

State: AR

Date: 2004-04-08

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On May 27, 2000, plaintiff's decedent Sedric Davenport, an 18-year-old high school graduate, was driving a tractor down Highway 17, a two-lane highway in Monroe County, Ark., near Clarendon. Matthew...

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Case Types: Premises Liability - Office Building 

Case: William Rossi v. New York Life Insurance Company

State: NJ

Date: 2004-01-27

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Plaintiff William Rossi, 36, an electrician, sued New York Life Insurance Co. over a 1999 accident at the company's data center in Lebanon. Rossi worked as a foreman for Diefenderfer Electric of Alle...

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Case Types: Negligence -  | Wrongful Death -  | Recreation - Ski Slope | Recreation - Snowboard | Emotional Distress - Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress 

Case: Lawrence Travers administrator of the estate and Cindy Travers and Lawrence Travers v. Alpine Mountain Corporation

State: PA

Date: 2003-10-20

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Jan. 23, 2002, at approximately 9.35 a.m., plaintiffs' decedent, Jake Travers, 11, was snowboarding down a ski slope at the Alpine Mountain Ski Resort in Price Township, Pa., with his father, Lawr...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice - Childbirth | Medical Malpractice - Negligent Treatment | Medical Malpractice - Failure to Communicate 

Case: Daniel J. Foley, Individually, and Kathryn M. Foley, Individually, and as mother and next friend of Hanna Foley, a minor v. Ingalls Health Ventures, and Peggy Fletcher, M.D., and Primary Healthcare Association

State: IL

Date: 2003-10-15

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On March 17, 1998, plaintiff Kathryn M. Foley, a registered nurse, was in labor at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Her uterus ruptured, causing her baby, Hanna, to lose oxygen and develop cereb...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Head-On | Transportation - Trucking | Motor Vehicle - Center Line | Motor Vehicle - Tractor-Trailer 

Case: Patricia E. Vargas v. Calco Express, Inc., a Wisconsin domestic corporation and Gregory A. Bushor

State: IL

Date: 2003-10-02

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On July 30, 1999, plaintiff Patricia Vargas, 43, a laborer, was driving a Ford Mustang east on Route 56 in North Aurora. Gregory Bushor, for Calco Express Inc., Green Bay, Wis., was driving a tracto...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - SUV | Motor Vehicle - Left Turn | Motor Vehicle - Motorcycle | Motor Vehicle - Intersection | Agency/Apparent Agency - Respondeat Superior 

Case: Cathy Ball v. Karen Komar and Cintas Corporation

State: IL

Date: 2003-08-25

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Aug. 4, 1998, plaintiff Cathy Ball, a 28-year-old forklift operator, was riding her motorcycle west on Big Timber Road through the intersection with North Lyle Avenue in Elgin, Ill. Karen Komar wa...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Products Liability - Automobiles | Products Liability - Design Defect 

Case: Julia Tennin Individually and as Administratrix of the Estate of L.C. Tennin III and Patricia Alexander Individually and as Administratrix of the Estate of Antoine Alexander v. Ford Motor Company and World Rental Car Sales of Mississippi

State: MS

Date: 2003-06-10

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: In November 2001, plaintiff's decedent L.C. Tennin III, the driver, and plaintiff's decedent Antoine Alexander, the passenger, were killed when their 1997 Ford Explorer collided head-on with a 1995 J...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle -  

Case: Noemi Rodriguez, as Guardian of Charles Rodriguez, a disabled person, and MB Financial Bank, as Guardian of the estate of Charles Rodriguez, a disabled person v. Kiewit Western Company, Kiewit/ Power, a joint venture Powers & Sons Construction Company, Barricade Lites, Inc.

State: IL

Date: 2003-04-06

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Life Care Planning

Summary: On March 24, 1998, plaintiff Charles Rodriguez, a 24-year-old sales manager trainee, was traveling northbound on McCormick Boulevard in Skokie, Ill., when he entered a construction zone. The four-lan...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - SUV | Motor Vehicle - Truck 

Case: Gianna Trotter, a minor by her guardian ad litem, and Theresa Trotter v. Environmentally Clean Naturally Inc.

State: NJ

Date: 2003-03-13

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Life Care Planning

Summary: Plaintiff Gianna Trotter, a 1-year-old girl, was strapped in an infant seat in the back of a Ford Expedition as her mother, plaintiff Theresa, drove on Route 9 in Howell, N.J. before dawn on Dec. 22,...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle - Head-On 

Case: Marlon Hunter v. Adam Mayo, Vista Parking Company, Book Auto Leasing

State: NJ

Date: 2002-11-19

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: On Nov. 24, 2000, defendant Adam Mayo, an employee of defendant Vista Parking Co., a Newark, N.J., company, was driving a company van when he hit a car driven by plaintiff Marlon Hunter, then 28, of ...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Gross Negligence -  | Strict Liability -  | Products Liability -  

Case: Betty Roach, Individually and as Administrix of the Estate of Randall Roach, Deceased v. PPG Industries Inc., Sherwin Williams Co., E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M) Co., W.M. Barr & Co., Auto Body Supply Inc.

State: AR

Date: 2002-11-14

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: PPG Industries Inc., Sherwin Williams Co. and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. were sued by the estate of auto-body repairman Randall Roach for wrongful death related to Roach's exposure to paints, thin...

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Case Types: School - Negligent Supervision | Motor Vehicle - Tractor-Trailer | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Hiring 

Case: Estate of Jawed I. Siddiqui, Deceased, by Marzia Siddiqui, as General Administratrix and Administratrix as Prosequendum, and Marzia Siddiqui, Individually v. Samuel R. Mainster, Ind. and as agent, servant or employee of FAF, Inc..; FAF, Inc. Individually, John Does 1-25 (said names being fictitious, real names unknown) and ABC, Inc. 1-25 (said names being fictitious, real names unknown); and George Harms Construction Co., Inc.

State: NJ

Date: 2002-09-23

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL)

Summary: Traffic engineer Jawed Siddiqui was measuring the roadway lines around a highway construction site in Newark, N.J., when a tractor-trailer struck and killed him. In a wrongful death suit, attorneys f...

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Case Types: Negligence -  | Railroad - Railroad Accident 

Case: Okhee Lee and her husband Thomas Lee v. New Jersey Transit Corporation, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New Jersey Transit Rail Operations, Inc. New Jersey Department of Transportation, State of New Jersey, County of Hudson, Marc Rufino, Henry Fernandez, Ulysses Brooks, William Hann, Dossert Corporation, and/or Dossert Manufacturing Corporation, ABB Corporation, ABB Traction Incorporated, Clipp Manufacturing Corporation

State: NJ

Date: 2002-09-01

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: OhKee Lee, 52, of Randolph, N.J., was on New Jersey Transit train heading for her job as a nurse at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York. ...

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Case Types: Construction - Accidents 

Case: Richard and Anne Hubiak v. Stonehenge Development Co.

State: NJ

Date: 2002-07-01

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: A former heating, ventilation and air-conditioning inspector reached a $1.7 million settlement on July 1 with a builder and plumbing contractor for injuries he sustained when he fell on faulty stairs...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Medical Malpractice -  

Case: Susan Ann Bale, Individually as Independent Executor of the Estate of Christopher John Bale, Deceased v. Advocate Health and Hospitals Corporation, et al., Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, a corporation; Advocate Medical Group, S.C., a corporation; Kenji Oyasu; William Messink; and Associated Radiologists, Ltd., an Illinois corporation

State: IL

Date: 2002-06-12

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: The family of a man who died after hospital doctors and staff allegedly failed to diagnose and treat his aortic dissection reached an $8.5 million settlement on June 12, 2002....

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Case Types: Negligence -  | Motor Vehicle - Tractor-Trailer | Negligence - Negligent Entrustment | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Hiring 

Case: Marilyn F. Saran v. Elias Guzman, individually, and as agent, servant and employee of J.L.G. Trucking, Inc., an Illinois Corporation; and J.L.G. Trucking, Inc.

State: IL

Date: 2002-05-13

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL)

Summary: Elias Guzman was traveling westbound on Cermak Road in North Riverside, Ill., in a dumptruck for J.L.G. Trucking, Inc. He turned left at the intersection of 1st Avenue and collided with a 1992 Volvo ...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Medical Malpractice -  

Case: Henry and Lillian White v. County of Cook, dba Cook County Hospital

State: IL

Date: 2002-04-04

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: The family of a 22-year-old Illinois woman who died after delivering her only child will receive a $15 million settlement from Cook County Hospital, the highest malpractice settlement paid by the hos...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  

Case: Tad Johnson, Special Administrator of the Estate of Mary Johnson, and Individually, Plaintiffs. V. Hinsdale Hospital, a not-for-profit corporation, Stephen G. Ruby, MD. Janet K. Kish, MD, DuPage Pathology Associates, an Illinois corporation, Michael E. Bercek, MD and Women's Health Care of Hinsdale, Defendants.

State: IL

Date: 2001-12-14

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Mary Johnson's estate contended that three pap smears she received at Hinsdale Hospital -- on Aug. 9, 1995, Sept. 2, 1996 and Dec. 2, 1996 -- were misread by the hospital''s technicians and several p...

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Case Types: Negligence -  | Wrongful Death -  | Products Liability -  

Case: Catherine Williams, individually and as independent executor and personal representative of the estate of Stanley Williams, deceased, Tiffany Williams, Cortney Williams, and Ashley Williams v. Ford Motor Co. and Gillespie Motor Co., d/b/a Gillespie Ford

State: TX

Date: 2001-07-30

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) economics

Summary: On Jan. 9, 1996, at approximately 7:50 a.m., computer service technician Stanley Williams, 45, died in a high-speed accident on the Highway 90 eastbound access road. He was traveling approximately 90...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice -  | Medical Malpractice - Informed Consent 

Case: Pam Tuch, Individually; Bill Tuch; Pam Tuch as Mother and Next Friend of Tasha Tuch (a minor) vs. John King, M.D.; George Meyer, M.D.; Charter Real Hospital; James Reitman, M.D.; MECTA Corporation

State: TX

Date: 2000-06-19

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: ...

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Case Types: Contracts -  | Employment -  | Civil Rights -  

Case: Theodore J. Matuga, M.D. v. Three Rivers Area Hospital

State: MI

Date: 2000-02-09

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Plaintiff radiologist had an exclusive radiology contract with Defendant Three Rivers Hospital. The two-year contract had been renewed on three occasions without any changes. Prior to its expiration,...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle -  | Wrongful Death -  | Motor Vehicle - Alcohol Involvement 

Case: Estate of John Doe, deceased v. ABC Corp.

State: MI

Date: 2000-01-21

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Plaintiff was a passenger in a motor vehicle. The vehicle, which was traveling at a high rate of speed, veered off the road, striking a tree. Plaintiff died of his injuries. The driver had a .18 bloo...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Aviation - Airplane Accidents 

Case: Estate of John Doe v. ABC Holdings, et al.

State: MI

Date: 1999-06-21

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Plaintiff's decedent was a passenger on defendant's Embraer 120 commuter aircraft. The aircraft crashed near Monroe, killing all 29 persons aboard the plane....

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Case Types: Domestic Relations -  | Premises Liability -  | Premises Liability - School 

Case: Devon Sewell v. Vincent Bean and Southfield Public School District

State: MI

Date: 1998-10-30

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Plaintiff, a freshman at Defendant's Southfield High School, was participating in a swimming class. The pool had been constructed in 1956 or 1957 and had a slanting cement bottom with one area for sw...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle -  

Case: Ribeiro v. Kuniholm, et al.

State: MA

Date: 1998-01-01

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Plaintiff's decedent lost control of her vehicle after being struck by the defendant's vehicle which was merging onto the highway. Decedent, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time, was ejected fr...

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Case Types: Negligence -  | Wrongful Death -  | Premises Liability -  | Medical Malpractice -  

Case: Tracy Peterson and Karen Peterson, Ind. & as Rep. of the Estate of Her Minor Daughter, Amber Peterson vs. Charter Fairmount Institute, Health Systems, Inc., Magellan Health Services, Inc. d/b/a Charte

State: TX

Date: 1997-10-06

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) economics

Summary: ...

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Case Types: Medical Malpractice -  

Case: Robert Taylor v. William Beaumont Hospital, Dr. Farnworth, Dr. Ram

State: MI

Date: 1997-06-03

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Plaintiff developed de Quervain's tenosynovitis (a repetitive trauma similar to carpal tunnel, but affecting other nerves in the thumb and index finger). He underwent conservative treatment for six ...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  

Case: Melva Campbell, Ind. & as the natural mother & a/n/f of Marisol Campbell, Vanessa Campbel l, Thomas Campbell, Jr., Nakita Campbell and Penelope Campbell vs. Keystone Aerial Surveys, Inc., Airmag Survey

State: TX

Date: 1996-09-23

Experts: Stan Smith PhD (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Thomas Campbell, 52, was a passenger in a twin- engine Cessna 320 piloted by Steven Fish on 5-28-94. For unexplained reasons, they flew into a mountain in Nevada while doing an aerial survey. Both we...

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Case Types: Domestic Relations -  | Products Liability -  | Motor Vehicle - Seat Belt 

Case: Marcia Ottoman, for Jamie, Julie & Mary Ottoman, & Roger Ottoman v. General Motors

State: MI

Date: 1995-09-13

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Plaintiff mother was operating a 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier automobile manufactured by Defendant General Motors on a rural road near Chelsea. Plaintiff's three daughters, ranging in ages from one to six...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Domestic Relations -  | Medical Malpractice -  

Case: Brenda and Charles Schwochow, Indiv. and as Reps. of Estate of Anthony Schwochow v. Soo Chung, M.D.

State: OH

Date: 1994-01-28

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Plaintiffs' decedent, an eight year-old boy, was taken to defendant physician's office with complaints of lower leg pain after falling from school playground equipment the previous day. Defendant pe...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle -  | Wrongful Death -  | Government - Municipalities 

Case: Bernard G. Roche, Adm. of the Est. of Bernard J. Roche v. Wayne County

State: MI

Date: 1992-05-05

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Plaintiff's decedent was driving on Middlebelt south of Ann Arbor Trail in Westland at approximately 1:00 a.m. As decedent attempted to make a left turn into a parking lot, he collided with an autom...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Domestic Relations -  | Products Liability -  

Case: Kirk Grilliot v. Motorists Insurance, Virco Manufacturing Company and J.C. Penney Company

State: OH

Date: 1991-08-01

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Decedent, a fourteen month-old boy, was secured in the back seat of his mother's automobile in a automobile booster seat. The seat was manufactured by Defendant Virco Manufacturing Company and sold ...

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Case Types: Motor Vehicle -  | Wrongful Death -  | Domestic Relations -  

Case: Cheryl Wood v. Equitable Life Assurance, Gregory A. Vajda and APAC Georgia

State: GA

Date: 1990-04-04

Experts: Mr. Stan V. Smith (Chicago, IL) Economics

Summary: Plaintiffs, a woman and her 3 year old daughter, were traversing Interstate 285 at approximately 11:00 a.m. when their auto became disabled on the roadway. Plaintiffs activated their flashers and c...