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1 Hon. RICHARD STONE (Ret.) Mediator Arbitrator Private Judge Referee Representative Cases PERSONAL INJURY Petitioner claimed he is mentally ill and under the care of Defendant Mental Health Clinic, and lives in his car. Plaintiff alleged that his counselor at the clinic sexually assaulted him. After Plaintiff reported it to them, health care workers and staff failed to report the incident. Defendant allegedly made defamatory statements about Plaintiff, a cruise ship line, after Defendant claimed she was assaulted by a member of the crew. Defamation case wherein Defendant defamed Plaintiff after they went on a date by accusing him of sexual assault. Personal injury action arose from Plaintiff s extrication, by hotel maintenance workers, from a hotel elevator stalled between floors. Plaintiff asserted that as she was being taken out of the elevator, her knee smashed into the edge of the floor. Plaintiff filed this action against the owners/operators of the hotel and the Elevator Company Defendant. Plaintiff, a minor, sustained a skull fracture when a concrete water fountain in a mall tipped over and fell on him. Auto accident matter alleging that Defendant ran a stop sign and struck the Plaintiff, fracturing her leg. Plaintiff suffered a severe and debilitating head injury when he hit his 1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1900 Los Angeles CA Tel (310)

2 head on a low- hanging metal pipe in the underground parking garage of the real property owned by Defendant, a 26- unit apartment complex. The complaint alleged one claim for negligence/premises liability and one claim for loss of consortium by his wife. Products liability matter involving a three- year- old girl who was playing with a toy manufactured and sold by Defendants. The tip of the little girl s finger was involuntarily severed by or near the hinge in the door of the toy. Plaintiffs sued the seller and manufacturer of the toy. Plaintiff alleged that she was drugged and sexually assaulted in the course of attending a party. She named the organizer of the event and the company who threw the event as Defendants. At some point, the companies which ran the parking structure and the shuttle service which provided parking for and transportation to and from the party were made parties to this action. They, in turn, filed cross- complaints for indemnity and related claims against organizer of the event and the company who threw the party. Action between Plaintiff wife and Defendant husband alleging that while the parties were married, Defendant physically, emotionally, and sexually abused Plaintiff. Civil personal injury case arising out of a confrontation where Defendants allegedly stabbed Plaintiff, and he nearly died. Defendants were charged with felonies in a related criminal case. Plaintiff was allegedly injured in a traffic collision caused by Defendant. The case was complicated because the Plaintiff was a potential Olympic distance runner. Plaintiff s was walking on the sidewalk when she was struck and thrown to the concrete by a vehicle driven onto the sidewalk by employee Defendant. Plaintiff, in her eighties, suffered a concussion, broken bones,

3 including a fractured pelvis, and severe injuries to head, body, arms and legs. Plaintiff also sued the owner of the business, in whose name the car was registered, and the business whose vehicles were parked on the sidewalk where the accident occurred. Plaintiffs are five women, one man, and the husband of one of the women. Plaintiffs alleged that a restaurant affiliated LLCs owned, operated, and/or managed the bar/restaurant. Plaintiffs complaint alleged that employees of the restaurant/bar, on separate occasions, spiked the drinks of all of the female plaintiffs and one of the male plaintiffs with date rape drugs and then raped two of the women, that the Defendants knew that their employees had a practice of drugging and raping female customers, and that they acquiesced in their employees criminal conduct. The husband plaintiff alleged a claim for loss of consortium. An Orthodox Jewish Rabbi rented an apartment from Defendants. Plaintiff claimed that Defendants discriminated against him for practicing his faith on Fridays and Saturdays. Defendants claim that when they rented to Plaintiff, they didn t know he was President and Agent for Service of Process of a religious group and intended to use the recreation room at the premises for what Defendants claim are religious services, depriving the 29 other residents of the premises of its use. This business use of the building violated the zoning of R2, which is for low density multiple family housing and not for any business purposes. Plaintiff alleged he was severely injured in an auto accident which was the fault of the other driver who only had $15,000 in liability insurance. Plaintiff s insurance carrier denied his claim which the Plaintiff contended was in bad faith. Dispute involving an auto accident that led to a physical altercation.

4 Plaintiff allegedly injured her foot when the shower door in her unit s bathroom shattered. Plaintiff further claimed that the doctor who treated her failed to provide the proper medical care for the injury to her foot. The complaint in this action alleged a single claim for malicious prosecution. Plaintiff, a psychologist, alleged that the Defendants (a former patient and a friend of the patient) made false statements about Plaintiff in a license revocation proceeding before the Board of Psychology. HOA dispute wherein Plaintiffs were tenants in Defendants building and Defendants negligently maintained, supervised and repaired the apartment leading to causes of action for Negligence, Breach of Warranty of Habitability, and Nuisance. Plaintiff suffered severe injury when a 1,200 pound statue fell and sliced his left arm open at his workplace. Plaintiff alleged, among other things, that Defendants failed to maintain workers compensation insurance as required by law. Wrongful death and auto accident case alleging that a physician s vehicle struck another physician s vehicle which resulted in his death. Plaintiff alleged that Defendants, who are veterinarians, intentionally misdiagnosed his beloved dog s illness so that they, rather than someone qualified to do so, could continue treating the dog and profit from doing so. Plaintiff alleged that his dog suffered terribly before dying as a result of the intentional misdiagnosis, and that Plaintiff experienced severe emotional distress as a result of witnessing his dog s suffering and death. Defamation case involving social media. Without the consent of Plaintiff, the ex- girlfriend of Plaintiff s boyfriend recorded telephone conversations with Plaintiff and disseminated them to the public on

5 YouTube and falsely portrayed Plaintiff as a woman who stole Defendant s boyfriend and threatened her.

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