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20 Case Results

Anderson v. Ford Motor Company (2022) 74 Cal.App.5th 946

Court of Appeal affirms consumer’s victory against a car manufacturer for fraud and California Lemon Law violations

Baral v. Schnitt (Jan. 28, 2022, B298050) 2022 WL 263108

Court of Appeal reverses $3.5 million jury award and JNOV denial, ordering entry of judgment for GMSR’s client

CRST, Inc. v. Superior Court (2017) 11 Cal.App.5th 1255

Court of Appeal strikes punitive damage claim against employer of truck driver

Wilson v. Southern Cal. Edison Co. (2015) 234 Cal.App.4th 123

Court of Appeal reverses $4 million emotional distress judgment

O’Neil v. Crane Co. (2012) 53 Cal.4th 335

Leading the briefing and oral argument in a case watched nationwide, Laurie won a ruling foreclosing strict liability and negligence liability (in most circumstances) for a manufacturer that did not make or sell an injury-causing product foreseeably used with its own.


Pointe San Diego Residential Community, L.P. v. W.W.I. Properties (July 11, 2007, D044695) 2007 WL 1991205 [nonpublished opinion]

Real estate dispute; reversal of punitive damage award in corporate derivative suit; only injured party can recover punitive damages; ratio of punitive to compensatory damages

Perez v. Fire Ins. Exchange (Nov. 30, 2005, F043931) 2005 WL 3193848 [nonpublished opinion]

Reduction of $25 million punitive damage award to $711,000 in insurance bad faith judgment in farm tractor accident

396 Investments, Inc. v. Farmers Insurance Exchange, 2005 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 4876

Reduction of $25 million punitive damage award to $1 million

Alexander v. Farmers Group, Inc. (June 16, 2004, B142432) 2004 WL 1344885 [nonpublished opinion]

Independent contractor claims for fraudulent inducement of employment barred by statute of limitations and parol evidence rule


Hanstad v. Truck Ins. Exch. (Sept. 10, 2002, B143750) 2002 WL 31045505 [nonpublished opinion]

$40 million punitive damages award reversed because trial court improperly usurped jury’s role in determining facts regarding managing agent’s ratification of tortious conduct