Magana Cathcart & McCarthy

Clay Robbins, III Cases of Note

ILLUSTRATIVE CASES:

Employment/Wage and Hour Violations

Successfully represented the interests of class members in a case against a major convenience company whose employees had been mis-classified as managerial, thus being deprived of substantial overtime compensation. Settlement amount for class members exceeded $16 million, and included modification of working conditions.

Commercial Aviation

Successfully represented the interests of and obtained substantial compensation 
for family members of a passenger who died in the January, 2000 crash of
Oxnard, California of Alaska Airlines Flight 261.

General Aviation
 
Successfully represented the interests of and obtained substantial compensation for a passenger who was seriously injured when a Gates Lear Jet 35A, transporting him for medical treatment, crashed off a runway in Eagle, Colorado.

Premises Liability
 
Successfully represented the interests of a young man who was assaulted by a gang and sustained profound brain injury in the parking lot of a nightclub in Orange County. Obtained the maximum policy benefit of $1 million.

Products Liability
 
Successfully represented the interests of and obtained substantial compensation for the surviving husband and children of a young woman who died as a result of developing toxic shock syndrome due to the use of tampons.

Successfully represented the interests and obtained substantial compensation for the surviving husband and children of a woman who died as a result of a vehicular rollover involving a Ford Explorer equipped with Firestone tires that were the subject of a recall for manufacturing defects.

Public Utility

Successfully represented the interests of public utility in complex, consolidated litigation involving bodily injury, property damage and business interruption claims arising from a catastrophic explosion at a Nevada electric generating plant. Claims exceeded $500 million.

Insurance Bad Faith

Successfully represented the interests of insureds in aviation insurance bad faith action resulting in recovery of over $9 million in compensatory and punitive damages for the insureds. ($9million bad faith verdict).

Common Carrier
 
Successfully represented the interests of interstate bus passengers against major bus transportation company and bus manufacturer. Passengers sustained profound injuries, including paraplegia, when inadequate security measures on and design of the bus allowed a deranged passenger to assault the bus driver during transit, resulting in the bus going out of control, running off and rolling over. Compensation obtained exceeded $4 million.

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