In 2002, Peter Durney and his co-counsel, Shanin Specter and Don Nomura, obtained one of the most significant jury verdicts in a products liability/wrongful death case in the history of the United States. A Reno jury awarded $153 million dollars to Mr. Durney’s clients in compensatory and punitive damages for a defective parking brake system that resulted in a Ford truck rolling over a young boy. After the verdict was appealed, a second trial resulted in a $64 million dollar verdict.
A propane explosion caused by a faulty valve on a camper trailer caused a fire. Three family members inside the trailer suffered third degree burns, and a fourth family member died. Mr. Brennan obtained a jury verdict of $54 million dollars, but settled for a confidential, multi-million dollar amount during the Defendants’ appeal.
In May of 2014, Mr. Durney successfully negotiated a $4 million dollar settlement of a spinal injury claim in which his client alleged that a fun run organizer failed to properly construct and failed to properly monitor obstacles in a fun run event.
Settled with Defendants for $3 million when our client, an ATV rider, suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of impacting an unprotected after-market bolt.
Two miners died as a result of a defective breathing apparatus. We settled with the manufacturer of the defective product for 2.5 million dollars.
$1 million dollar settlement of a wrongful death claim as a result of a fire in an apartment which did not meet fire codes. (2014)
A Douglas County jury awarded our client $1.6 million dollars in damages as a result of a botched colonoscopy. This verdict is reportedly the highest verdict ever awarded for medical malpractice in this jurisdiction.
A Clark County jury awarded our client 1.5 million for the wrongful death of a family member resulting from an overdose of morphine.
A jury awarded our client $80,000.00 in compensatory damages and $875,000.00 in punitive damages for a wrongful termination arising out of age discrimination.
We obtained a 1 million dollar settlement against the Nevada BLM for third degree burns suffered by our client at a desert hot springs that did not have any warning signs.
We obtained a 1.7 million dollar jury verdict for a trapeze artist who fell from the rigging and injured both feet.
Settled with defendant of a defective product for 3 million dollars when a piece of heavy machinery rolled over resulting in the traumatic amputation of our client’s right leg.
Obtained multiple multi-million dollar settlements for children molested at preschool.