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Oregon Litigation and Arbitration Reports

MICHELLE HARDY V. ED ARINIELLO

Case No. 0407-06816

Jury Trial Date: September 29, 2005

Date of Publication: December, 2005

TOPIC: REAR END COLLISION — ADMITTED LIABILITY; NECK & BACK INJURIES.

RESULT: PLAINTIFF VERDICT for $ 103,777. (The verdict included $ 75,000 in non-economic damages, $ 7,877 in past medicals, and $ 20,900 in future medicals. No new trial presently pending.).

INJURY: Neck, upper-back and lower-back soft tissue injuries. Plff treated primarily with chiropractor.

SPECIALS: Med. $ 7,877; Lost Wages – none; Prop. Damage $ 1,500.

STATE: Oregon

COUNTY: Multnomah

TRIAL JUDGE: Hon. Richard Baldwin

PLAINTIFF ATTORNEY(S): Michael H. Bloom (Lake Oswego).

DEFENDANT ATTORNEY(S): Joyce Hyne of Zipse, Elkins & Mitchell (Portland).

SUMMARY: 8/15/02 – Plff, female age 26, marble/natural stone salesperson. Plff contended her vehicle was struck from the rear by the Def.’s vehicle in a low-impact collision.

PLAINTIFF EXPERT(S): Ann Wilson DC (Chiropractor) Portland.

DEFENDANT EXPERT(S): William Duff MD (Orthopedist) Portland.

INSURANCE: Farmers

OFFER: $ 7,500 plus $ 5,906 PIP lien. Settlement Judge Hon. Kristena Lamar recommended $ 13,000.

DEMAND: $ 21,000.

TRIAL-TIME: 1 1/2-day trial