​Representative Cases


  • Defendant was intoxicated and at a bar in Alta Dena when he became agitated and fired a pistol in the air three times. No one was struck by any projectile. Four patrons, as well as the business itself and the two bartenders (two sons of the owner) filed claims. All the patrons settled their rather weak emotional distress claims – some didn’t treat for two years – some didn’t treat until early the month of the mediation.