In 2019, Yvonne defended a claim in King County brought by a Plaintiff who claimed that a low speed automobile accident caused injuries to his temporomandibular joint. The jury declined to award damages for the medical treatment and declined to award future non-economic damages.
In 2018, following a seven-week jury trial in Pierce County Superior Court, Yvonne received a defense verdict on behalf of her client. The jury agreed with Yvonne that the actions of her client did not proximately cause the one-car accident.
Yvonne defended a developer in a lawsuit filed by a condominium owner’s association for damages of construction defects and breach of duties under the Washington Condominium Act and Washington Consumer Protection Act. She obtained a summary judgment dismissal of condominium owner’s association’s claims for violation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act, Misrepresentation, and for failure to deliver a Public Offering Statement. Yvonne’s victory resulted in the dismissal of over $1.4 million in claimed damages against her client.
Following a head-on motor vehicle collision on a snowy, one-lane logging road, a driver who had a hunting bow and five arrows on his lap during the accident, filed suit against Yvonne’s client, claiming significant personal injuries. After a one-week jury trial in King County Superior Court, Yvonne obtained a defense verdict finding that her client was not responsible for the accident.
After a two-week jury trial in King County Superior Court, claims of statutory trespass and intentional inflections of emotional distress were dismissed and the jury returned a defense verdict for each remaining claim for homeowners represented by Yvonne.
Yvonne defended a manufacturer in a double wrongful death product liability case in federal court arising from the use of a propane radiant heater inside a camper. The jury delivered a defense verdict, finding that the heater was reasonably safe and not defective in design and warnings.
Yvonne defended a family in a lawsuit stemming from an undisputed liability automobile accident. Plaintiff underwent three surgeries following the accident and the jury agreed that the surgeries were unrelated to the accident. After an over three-week trial in Pierce County Superior Court, the verdict returned was substantially less than offered to Plaintiff before trial.