Lawyers at DBMS successfully litigate a wide variety of civil cases and argue appeals in some of the most challenging jurisdictions in the country.

Kotvan v. Defendant Physician

01/01/2001 Client:

Defendant Physician

Outcome:

Defense Verdict; Defense Verdict Affirmed on Appeal.

DBMS represented the defendant physician in a case in which the plaintiff underwent surgery for cataract extraction and the implantation of an intraocular lens. Post-operatively plaintiff contracted infectious endophthalmitis and ...

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Lowe v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

05/01/2000 Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Dismissal in Favor of Defendant Affirmed.

The trial court’s decision barring plaintiff’s action seeking damages allegedly caused by a defective automobile was affirmed. The court held that the sudden and traumatic injury in an automobile accident ...

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Bartik v. Defendant Physician

04/01/2000 Client:

Defendant Physician

Outcome:

Jury Verdict for Plaintiff Reversed on Appeal.

The decedent, suffering from a herniated disc, was admitted to the hospital for surgery. During induction of anesthesia, the patient suffered cardiac arrest and died. Defense contended that decedent’s heart ...

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Rice v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

03/01/2000 Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Denial of Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Reversed.

Plaintiff filed suit for damages following an automobile collision. The suit was brought before the expiration of the statute of limitations, but the defendant was not served until 44 days ...

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Brown v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

05/01/1999 Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Defense Verdict; Defense Verdict Affirmed on Appeal.

DBMS represented a defendant automobile manufacturer in the first trial, in which four family members died due to fire-related injuries and the surviving mother received multiple orthopedic injuries and burns ...

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Norton v. Defendant Insurance Company

04/01/1999 Client:

Defendant Insurance Company

Outcome:

Dismissal of Amended Complaint Affirmed.

The appellate court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s amended complaint which alleged spoliation of evidence. The appellate court agreed that plaintiff failed to allege a duty owed by defendant to ...

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General Casualty Company v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

03/01/1999 Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Dismissal in Favor of Defendant Affirmed.

An insurance company paid a vehicle owner’s claim when his car burst into flames in the driveway. The insurer filed a subrogation action against the defendant seeking to recover the ...

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Wallis v. Defendant Physician

01/01/1999 Client:

Defendant Physician

Outcome:

Summary Judgment for Defendant Affirmed.

Summary judgment had been granted in favor of defendant after the trial judge struck plaintiff’s expert’s testimony. The expert had admitted that he did not accept plaintiff’s version of the ...

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