$4.5 million dollar jury verdict against a jet ski manufacturer for two minors who suffered severe vaginal and rectal injuries from the jet thrust of a jet ski for failing to adequately warn them of the danger from the jet thrust, and $1.3 million dollar settlement against jet ski rental agency for negligently supervising and training their employee who operated the jet ski at the time of the incident.
$1.125 million dollar settlement for an IBEW linemen crushed by a contractor’s crane.
$2 million dollar settlement for a pipe-fitter who suffered severe injuries when a defective coupling caused an explosion and $430,000 settlement for a construction superintendent who suffered a worksite leg injury by a backhoe.
$2.4 million dollar settlement for a man who suffered a crushing injury to his foot from a pavement grinder blade shaft
$1 million dollar settlement for an animal trainer whose lower leg was injured by a forklift
$1 million dollar settlement for a refrigeration technician who suffered a soft tissue back injury in a vehicle collision
$430,000 settlement for a construction superintendent who suffered a nerve injury in his leg in a backhoe accident
$1.4 million dollar jury verdict for golfer who suffered spinal fracture when the brakes on his golf cart failed
$1.1 million dollar jury verdict for two construction workers injured when defective scaffold collapsed
$1 million dollar jury verdict for woman injured in car crash who was denied insurance coverage
$900,000 jury verdict for woman whose fiancée was killed in car crash
$765,000 jury verdict for adult children of 68-year-old father who died in water ski accident
$4.95 million settlement for 60 year old man seriously injured while in the custody of Border Patrol (Civil Rights Case)
$600,000 settlement for television cable worker injured in bus crash
$280,000 settlement for electrician who suffered 2nd/3rd degree burns because of owner’s faulty wiring
$1.5 million settlement for child whose head injury was not timely diagnosed by hospital emergency room resulting in permanent disability
$1.3 million verdict for man injured in fall during demolition of golf course clubhouse
$700,000 settlement for family of 39-year-old man whose life threatening heart condition was not timely diagnosed by hospital emergency room resulting in his death
Substantial confidential settlements for persons injured by defective tires and car seats and by toxic poisoning
Established favorable case precedent assuring the rights of California’s waterfront workers to sue their employers for civil damages when injured by punch presses and press brakes
$350,000 jury verdict (not including attorneys fee recovery) for emotional distress and humiliation sustained by long-time City employee whose supervisory job duties were taken away, requiring he transfer to a less-favorable job in retaliation for protesting by grievance his boss’s proselytizing at work. Client kept and continues his City employment, so no lost past or future earnings.
According to TopVerdict.com’s records, the verdict in Johnson v. City of San Diego, tried by Jon Y. Vanderpool, Jon Cadieux, was one of the 50 largest labor & employment jury awards in California in 2019 and made TopVerdict.com’s list of Top 50 Labor & Employment Verdicts in California in 2019.
$14.7 million dollar jury verdict for laser scientist against defense contractor for fraud and breach of contract for promising but never intending to nor actually fulfilling the promise of partial ownership in the company’s new laser division to entice him to leave his prior employment.
$1.45 million dollar settlement for woman swim coach against university who was a victim of employment disability discrimination after she was diagnosed with breast cancer and unlawfully terminated.
$7.96 million dollar verdict for the sexual harassment and retaliatory firing of a biotech scientist
$700,000 dollar jury verdict for a delivery driver who was fired because a grocery chain banned him from delivering to its stores
$1.9 million dollar jury verdict for truck driver blackballed by former employer
$1 million verdict for woman wrongfully terminated by her employer – including $500,000 in punitive damages
$500,000 settlement for victim of employment discrimination due to his HIV-AIDS condition
$380,000 settlement for grocery product company district sales manager who was victim of his employer’s age discrimination.
$350,000 settlement for pharmaceutical company district sales manager who was victim of his employer’s retaliation after protesting his company’s discrimination against female sales representatives with young children
$325,000 settlement for woman whose employer breached promise of full-time employment with health insurance coverage after she was diagnosed with cancer
$275,000 judgment against employer for cancer discrimination resulting in employee’s unfavorable reassignment but no loss of pay
$105,000 verdict for bank employer’s negligent misrepresentations inducing employee to relocate
$129,000 judgment for hotel banquet waitress sexually harassed by lead waiter
$100,000 settlement for elementary school teacher wrongfully forced to resign
Successful representation of employees in all walks of life in defending themselves against unfair discipline and discharge actions.
Wage & Hour Cases
$5.25 million dollar settlement for drivers of linen/laundry company for failing to pay overtime and failing to provide meal and rest breaks in violation of California law.
$7.9 million dollar settlement for San Diego shipyard workers for failing to provide meal and rest breaks in violation of California law.