California jury in San Bernardino County awards $55 million against security company at apartment complex after gang shooting.
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Personal Injury Claim
Maximize your personal injury claim. The following is what one person received due to the negligence of a security company.
Teenager shot by gang member at apartment complex after security guard fails to break up gang party or warn residents of danger. $1 million policy limits opened up after insurer fails to settle.
Personal Injury Claim Case
Case Name: Antonio Steward vs. Stratus Security Services, Inc.
Court and Case Number: San Bernardino Superior Court / SCVSS145226
Date of Jury Verdict: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Date Action was Filed: Friday, 22 December 2006
Type of Action: Assault and Battery, Premises Liability, Security, Highlighted Verdicts
Judge or Arbitrator(s): Hon. John Pacheco
Plaintiffs: Antonio Steward, 17
Defendants: Stratus Security Services, Inc.
Type of Result: Jury Verdict
Gross Verdict: $55,151,509
Net Verdict: $29,868,461
Award as to each Defendant: This was a trifurcated proceeding. The First Phase was “Alter Ego”, Second Phase “Liability” and the Third Phase “Damages”.
In phase one, the court found that both corporations were one and the same entity and that both individuals would be held personally liable.
Contributory/Comparative Negligence: The jury apportioned fault 49% on the security defendants, 49% on the defendant shooter, Roosevelt Turner and 2% on the plaintiff.
Past Medical Expenses: $545,022
Past Loss of Earnings: $159,473
Future Medical Expenses: $3,208,760
Future Loss of Earnings: $1,306,787
Past non-economic damages: $4,931,467
Future non-economic damages: $45,000,000
Jury Deliberation Time: Liability – 2 hours; Damages – 3 hours.
Post Trial Motions & Post-Verdict Settlements: Post-trial motions are pending.
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