On Friday, Flesher Schaff & Schroeder, Inc. won another great victory for a client, this time after a month-long jury trial in San Joaquin County Superior Court. In this damages-only phase defended by firm shareholders Jacob Flesher and Jason Schaff, the plaintiff asked the jury to award in excess of $10 million to compensate him for seven surgeries he claimed were caused by a fall at work in 2004. After 13 years of litigation, the jury rejected the bulk of the plaintiff's claims--awarding a net verdict of just $173,000—and denying all claims for future wage loss, pain, and suffering. It’s the firm’s second trial and second trial victory of the year. Congrats to Jake and Jason!
A San Diego Superior Court Judge today dismissed FSS's clients, BNSF Railway Company and three freight crewmen, in a wrongful death and negligent infliction of emotional distress case. The case, Terrin v. BNSF Railway Company, City of Carlsbad, et al., involved an adult male pedestrian struck and killed by a freight train at a public grade crossing on Grand Avenue in Carlsbad in August 2014. The man's father and sister sued claiming the conditions that night were dangerous. FSS filed a motion for summary judgment arguing the clients were not negligent and that the claims were preempted by federal law. The Court agreed and entered judgment for FSS's clients. FSS salutes shareholder Jeremy Schroeder for the briefing and victory.
Read the article here:
California State Jury Finds Railroad Company, Property Owner Not Liable For Train/Car Collision That Killed Four Young Adults; Driver, Not Dangerous Crossing, At Fault
FSS is proud of the result Jacob Flesher and Jeremy Schroeder achieved for their client, Union Pacific Railroad Company, in a month-long wrongful death jury trial in Fresno. The jury was faced with a difficult decision, and justice prevailed.
The Firm is excited to announce the return of Naisha Covarrubias to the team. Ms. Covarrubias practiced with Jake, Jason and Jeremy at their former firm, and joins FSS after welcoming the birth of her son earlier this year. She brings with her a wealth of experience and unique perspectives. Welcome back Naisha!