61-year-old woman trips on raised sidewalk at night, breaking her arm. Defendant apartment complex denied fault for tree roots raising the sidewalk.
Case Name: Barbara Ferren v. Valley Village South Apartments, a California General Partnership; City of Los Angeles; County of Los Angeles; State of California/CALTRANS, and DOES 1 through 100, Inclusive
Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A Starbucks customer fell on a tile floor that the manager had just mopped. The customer hit his head on the floor and was knocked unconscious. The defense offered $100,000, but the jury decided the case was worth over $7 million.
Case Name: Anthony Zaccaglin, et al v. Starbucks Coffee Company
Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, December 23, 2011