Recent Case Results

Over its near 40 year history, the law firm of Marderosian & Cohen has vigorously and fearlessly represented both plaintiffs and defendants in complex civil cases.  The firm has successfully handled some of the largest cases the Central Valley has to offer, recovering more than $100 million in damages for plaintiffs and defending some of the most difficult cases presented by our legal system today. This unique history has given them the ability to take cases that can make a real difference for their clients.

  • $4,900,000 for defamation by former employer.
  • $4,150,000 for brain injury due to medical malpractice.
  • $925,000 on behalf of employee(s) vs. employer wage and salary dispute.
  • $5,400,000 for brain injury from motor vehicle accident.
  • $425,000 for elder abuse.
  • CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT FOR EMPLOYEE WHO WAS THE SUBJECT OF RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION BY EMPLOYER
  • $550,000 settlement on eve of trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court for aggravation of diabetic condition after motor vehicle accident due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Jury verdict against State Farm General Insurance Company for insurance bad faith leads to $620,000 settlement for wrongful denial of insurance benefits for household contents lost in fire.
  • $1,725,000 declaratory relief and recovery of attorneys’ fees
  • $1,300,000 settlement for motor vehicle accident
  • $2,000,000 settlement for medical malpractice.
  • $1,645,000 settlement for insurance broker negligence.
  • $560,000 settlement for medical malpractice.
  • $425,000 settlement for premises liability (Tenant vs. Landlord).
  • $730,000 settlement for farming (tractor) accident death, premises liability
  • CONFIDENTIAL TOXIC TORT SETTLEMENT – After extensive litigation over the past 7 years, Marderosian & Cohen successfully resolved the largest toxic tort case in central valley history. The firm represented more than 3,000 people who claimed they were exposed to hexavalent chromium as a result of the conduct of Merck & Co, Inc., Amsted Industries Inc., and Baltimore Aircoil Company. The plaintiffs successfully tried phase 1 of the case which established that hexavalent chromium migrated into the plaintiffs’ neighborhood via the air and was also present in a canal that ran adjacent to the neighborhood. A confidential settlement of the entire matter was reached on the eve of the next trial.
  • $29,000,000 – award for wrongful death of clients’ family members who died as a result of an apartment fire
  • $13,100,000 – settlement with governmental agencies for residential victims of flooding and chemical exposure
  • $5,400,000 – for clients damaged as a result of insurance bad faith
  • $4,400,000 – for clients who did not receive requested insurance coverage and were left uninsured for loss
  • $3,000,000 – for residential flood victims whose homes were damaged by flood waters
  • $3,000,000 – for victims of a residential fire
  • $1,400,000 – for a client who was severely injured in a fog related automobile accident
  • $2,400,000 – for wrongful death of a child whose death was the result of exposure to mold
  • $700,000 – for slip and fall
  • $1,000,000 – for the wrongful death caused by automobile accident
  • $500,000 – for wrongful death caused by canal drowning
  • Negotiated use of theme song for Jimmy Kimmel Live television program with ABC on behalf of client
  • Successfully established toxic tort exposure verdict against Merck & Co., Amsted Industries and the Baltimore Aircoil Company. After a two month long phased trial in federal court, jury concluded in favor of the plaintiffs confirming that the contamination migrated into the plaintiffs’ residential neighborhood for a period of 25 years through the air and surface water at levels that could result in harm.
  • Successfully defended former employees of Cargill who were sued by Cargill for $10,000,000 in federal court for infringement of intellectual property. After extensive jury trial, jury rendered verdict in favor of clients
  • Successfully defended action brought by a medical doctor for delay in medical treatment. Plaintiffs sought $25,000,000. Unanimous verdict in favor of defendants.