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Recent quantum cases
(any judgment/opinion in CompQuantum dated within the last 60 days is viewable without a subscription)

Dos Santos v. Belmere Ltd. P'ship
Wrongful eviction, Conversion/wrongful seizure, Landlord/tenant, Quantum
  • $300,000 - Dos Santos, Rogerio Ribeiro : General damages described as "on the high end for the injuries suffered"
    • Humiliation, embarrassment and mental anguish caused by wrongful eviction and destruction of plaintiff's personal belongings

  • $300,000 - Duarte, Edimar Ribeiro : General damages described as "on the high end for the injuries suffered"
    • Humiliation, embarrassment and mental anguish caused by wrongful eviction and destruction of plaintiff's personal belongings

  • $300,000 - Rodrigues, Jussara Dos Santos : This plaintiff settled her claim after trial and before the First Circuit affirmed damage awards to her co-plaintiffs.
    • Humiliation, embarrassment and mental anguish caused by wrongful eviction and destruction of plaintiff's personal belongings

First Circuit Sept. 15, 2017
Dunn v. Marquette Transp. Co.
Jones Act, Maritime law, Quantum
  • $500,000 - Dunn, Kelvin
    • Severely fractured femoral head - emergency surgery with placement of hardware - future surgery to remove hardware - hip replacement will eventually be required
    • Lumbar facet hypertrophy, L4-5 herniation and retrolisthesis injuries - epidural injections, physical therapy, facet injections, periodic rhizotomy treatments for next ten years and future two-level fusion

USDC-EDLA Sept. 6, 2017
Hebert v. Barry's Air Conditioning, Inc.
MVA, Commercial Liability, Quantum
  • $29,415 - Hebert, Traci : Damages capped by $50,000 bench trial stipulation
    • Cervical nerve root compression, cervical sprain/strain, lumbar spinal compression, lumbar/sacroiliac joint disorder, and T-7 segmental dysfunction - 4 years chiropractic treatment

Third Circuit Aug. 31, 2017
Byrd v. Allstate Property and Casualty Ins. Co.
MVA, UM, Quantum
  • $35,000 - Byrd, Camille : See Case Notes for comments on general damage amount.
    • L4-5 herniation and L5-S1 bulge treated conservatively - improvement in pain level, but not complete relief prior to MVA 4 months and 10 days after subject accident

24th JDC Aug. 31, 2017
Lacoste v. Government Employees Ins. Co.
MVA, Parking lot, Quantum
  • $40,000 - Lacoste, Chris
    • Cervical soft-tissue injury aggravating pre-existing degenerative changes and herniation at C4-5 - 16 months active treatment and 8 months residual pain prior to IME

24th JDC Aug. 21, 2017