Resolved through mediation a wrongful death action filed against the State of California for the negligent release of a prisoner who then committed a murder.
Settled a wrongful death action filed against a large police department.
Mediated a lawsuit filed by a bicycle rider who suffered major injuries resulting from driving over a raised surface. The action was filed against a corporation and two cities.
Mediated a vehicle negligence case filed against the State of California. The plaintiff lost the use of a hand.
Handled a variety of sexual abuse cases involving charges against members of the clergy and, in one situation, allegations against a group children’s home.
Arbitrated a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed against a hospital and its employees for negligence that led to the birth of a physically and mentally impaired child.
Resolved a large variety of personal injury cases including lawsuits against public transit agencies, dog bite cases, product liability actions, and excessive force claims against law enforcement agencies.
Settled an intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress action filed against a funeral home for delivering cremated remains to the wrong party. The resolution involved not only monetary compensation, but Judge Murphy structured a new protocol for disposing of remains and visited the defendant’s business to assure compliance.
Settled wrongful death action brought against the State of California.
Settled severe injury, loss of hand, personal injury case filed against a California State University.
Sexual Abuse of Minor: This case involved the molestation of a minor by a relative. She was molested sexually multiple times from the age of 5 to 10. She, and her parents, filed a lawsuit against the perpetrator. The case settled at mediation.
Settled a child molestation sexual assault matter where the defendant was sued for molesting 9-year-old over long period of time.
Mediated and resolved an age and discrimination suit brought by multiple plaintiffs against a large non-profit corporation.
Settled a disability discrimination case alleged against a large Silicon Valley Corporation.