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Below is a list of results from settlements or jury verdicts for some of our clients we were fortunate to have the opportunity to help.

$2.5 Million Recovery 
Fire Damage, Insurance Bad Faith, Breach of Contract, Unfair Business Practices, Breach Of Duty Of Good Faith And Fair Dealing

Commercial property was burned as a result of the 2018 Malibu Woolsey Fire. The insurance company failed to pay the benefits owed to the property owner including dwelling, contents and debris removal for approximately eight months after the loss. The Kitsinian Law Firms, Nareg Kitsinian, Esq., was retained to engage with the insurance company who had set an Examination Under Oath of the property’s owner with regard to the damages claimed as fraud was incorrectly suspected. After successfully defending the homeowner and preparing a case for insurance bad faith, breach of contract, unfair business practices, and breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, Mr. Kitsinian was able to secure a total payment of $2.5 million.

$2.2 Million Settlement
Water And Fire Damage, Insurance Bad Faith, Breach Of Contract, Unfair Business Practices, Breach Of Duty Of Good Faith And Fair Dealing

Homeowners experienced water and fire damage from the 2017 Thomas Wildfires in Ventura County. During the first evening of the fires, the power utility was compromised, and the home experienced several power surges. As a result of the power surges, an appliance in the home caught fire. This fire caused the fire sprinklers in the home to activate, resulting in extensive water damage to the home as the residents had been evacuated by the civil authorities. After the homeowners reported the property damage claim to their insurance company, they refused to pay the benefits owed to under the insurance policy. In fact, the insurance company representatives completely ignored their own insureds communications and demands for assistance for several months. Having been abandoned by their own carrier,  The Kitsinian Law Firms, Nareg Kitsinian, Esq. was retained who filed a complaint for insurance bad faith, breach of contract, breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, and unfair business practices against the insurance carrier. Mr. Kitsinian’s persistent determination to resolve this matter resulted in a settlement of over $2.2 million dollars without any depositions, discovery or court hearings being held.

$785,000 Jury Verdict
Employment Discrimination, Wage and Hour

Our client worked as an hourly employee at a custom car shop. There, he was continuously discriminated against due to his gender and nationality. His boss would harass him and abuse him with repulsive remarks and denied our client his fair wages. The Kitsinian Law Firm was brought in to try the case along with co-counsel attorneys. After a three-week trial in the Los Angeles Superior Court,  the jury delivered a verdict of $785,967.44.

$400,000 Settlement
Burglary of Home and Alarm Company Installation Negligence

This case involved the burglary of a home where a family of four resided. Unknown to the homeowners however, their alarm system was negligently designed/installed and failed to trigger the alarm that was previously armed while the burglars were rummaging through the home. As they had done for several years, our clients, left their home for the day and armed their alarm system before leaving. A few hours later, thieves broke into their home from a rear sliding door by breaking the glass. After entering the home, they climbed the staircase to the master bedroom closet located on the second floor where they stole hundreds of thousands of dollars of their most important and sentimental possessions. Before reaching the second floor however,  the burglars passed through several motion sensors that failed to activate the alarm. The Kitsinian Law Firm’s Nareg Kitsinian, Esq. was hired to investigate the alarm system and burglary. Our efforts uncovered security camera footage showing the thieves breaking in and through discovery we obtained the alarm activity reports from the alarm company indicating that the alarm system had indeed been armed that morning. We hired security experts who inspected the system and based on that investigation, we sued the alarm installation company which 15 years prior had installed the system that failed. After taking numerous depositions which included the alarm installer and several police officers who responded to the burglary, Mr. Kitsinian was able to obtain a total settlement of $400,000 making the homeowners whole once again.

$375,000 Settlement
Burglary of Home

Our clients home was burglarized when a group of thieves broke into the home from the rear of the home. The alarm system was triggered but that did not stop the thieves from finding a hidden safe containing hundreds of thousands of dollars in jewelry and cash. As jewelry and cash are generally limited in coverage to either a minimum amount or completely excluded on most homeowners policies including our clients, the Kitsinian Law Firm’s Nareg Kitsinian, Esq. was retained to investigate the various insurance policies the homeowners had and determine if a commercial policy was applicable to this residential burglary. After consulting with insurance experts and thoroughly researching a commercial policy owned by the homeowners, the Kitsinian Law Firms Nareg Kitsinian successfully persuaded the insurance company that the commercial policy applied to the burglary at the residence resulting in a $375,000 settlement.

$300,000
Personal Injury, American With Disabilities ACT violations (ADA)

Our client, a permanently disabled man, and his wife visited the local Marshalls retail store. After selecting some clothes, our client went to the disabled dressing room in order to try on the clothing and while attempting to sit on the bench that was in the dressing room – the bench gave way and flipped over injuring him. The Kitsinian Law Firms, Nareg Kitsinian, Esq. was retained and his investigation revealed violations of Federal and State Disability laws, as the bench neither had back support, and more importantly the bench was not secured or affixed to the wall as required by law for disabled stalls. Specifically, as our client sat, the bench gave way, flipping over sending him crashing to the ground. As a result of the fall, our client fractured his finger and injured several parts of his body. Marshalls failure to comply with standards set forth in Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities as well as State building Regulations, caused our clients injuries. Because our client was elderly and already in declining health, we sued seeking an expedited trial date, or preference which the court granted. While our co-counsel and our office were getting ready for trial, we were able to settle the case for $300,000 without burdening our disabled and elderly client with any depositions, discovery, court appearances or medical inspections.

$300,000 Settlement
Water Damage

A commercial property owner suffered extensive business and property losses when an indoor water filter located in the kitchen on the second floor exploded due to nonuse and pressure build-up resulting in water flowing from the second floor to the first floor for over a day throughout the commercial buildings 15,000 square foot facility. The Kitsinian Law Firm was retained to handle the claims management and oversee the emergency services and property restoration. After several months of negotiations, the Kitsinian Law Firm was able to successfully obtain a $300,000 settlement.

$300,000 Settlement
Workplace Injury, OSHA Violations

Plaintiff, a construction worker, was recruited by unlicensed and uninsured contractors, who were employed by Defendants, the homeowners. Plaintiff was given a table saw that lacked the required safety guards to cut material. Because of the dangerous tool, Plaintiff suffered an injury to his finger, which resulted in amputation to his finger. Defendants were liable for employing unlicensed contractors who hired Plaintiff and provided tools that were in violation of OSHA safety regulations. KITSINIAN LAW FIRM was able to assist Plaintiff by assuring he received the required medical treatment and a monetary settlement of $300,000.

$250,000 Settlement
Professional Malpractice, Negligent Failure to Obtain Requested Insurance

This was a case of professional negligence against a captive State Farm insurance agent who wrote the initial homeowners policy for our clients, and repeatedly failed to obtain an increase in insurance as requested by the homeowners upon completing extensive renovations to their ocean view home in Ventura, California. Months later, unfortunately, the Thomas Fire burned the entire home down leaving the homeowners with an underinsured home and with a financial disaster having lost their investment in the home. Mr. Kitsinian was retained to determine if the State Farm agent committed malpractice. Kitsinian Law Firm strongly believed in their client’s case and pursued the agent, filing a lawsuit in Ventura County Superior Court for malpractice and negligence. After conducting extensive discovery and deposing the agent, the Kitsinian Law Firm was successful in obtaining a settlement that compensated our clients for their losses and brought closure to a difficult time in their families lives.

$250,000 Settlement
Employment Class Action Settlement

Our law office along with co-counsel represented approximately 30 class members who worked at a counseling center that provided emotional and mental wellness therapy to clients. Unfortunately, the owners of the counseling center were violating several wage and hour and employment labor laws of their employees, the wellness counselors who were being taken advantage of. We were retained to investigate and prosecute these violations resulting in a $250,000 settlement.

Confidential Settlement
Pharmaceutical Liability

Our client was prescribed a popular medication to treat type 2 diabetes. The manufacturer of the drug however failed to adequately warn its patients of the risk of bladder cancer, heart failure and other side effects associated with the drug. The Kitsinian Law Firm was retained to investigate the pharmaceutical companies liability.  After a lawsuit was filed on behalf of the client, a confidential settlement was reached.

$200,000 Prelitigation Settlement
Negligence

Our previously paralyzed and disabled client was involved in a serious fall while in the care of a medical transportation company that was taking her to and from her doctor’s appointment. On the return trip to go back home, our clients wheelchair tilted forward causing her to fall forward on the floor of the van, resulting in injuries to her knee and leg. We sent our team of experts to inspect the van which revealed 1) faulty seatbelts and hooks in the rear that were supposed to restrain the wheelchair from moving 2) faulty seatbelts in the front that failed to keep our client secured in the wheelchair 3) the employee and driver of the van was negligent by failing to properly secure our client with her seatbelt into the wheelchair putting at risk her safety while in his care. Due to our clients declining health and advanced age, we were instructed not to pursue litigation and resolve the case without any litigation that may have burdened our client. We were pleased to resolve this case without filing a lawsuit suit, and successfully avoiding exposing our client to any depositions or medical inspections and most of all with obtaining funds that would help her live her remaining years with increased comfort provided by the settlement proceeds.

Confidential Settlement
Fire Damage, Insurance Bad Faith, Breach Of Contract, Unfair Claims Handling

On November 8, 2020, the Woolsey Fire ignited in Southern California ravaging the Counties of Ventura and Los Angeles. Defendant, insurance company accepted premiums from client who was devastated from the fires in exchange for a contractual obligation by the insurance company to cover and pay for damages sustained as part of their insurance policy. Instead of honoring their insurance contract, the insurance company implemented an unscrupulous scheme to delay, underpay and deny our clients Woolsey Fire Claims. We filed a complaint alleging breach of contract, breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing and violation of unfair business practices. After conducting extensive discovery the insurance company asked to mediate the case wherein we entered into a confidential settlement resolving the case.

$150,000 Settlement
Slip And Fall, Premises Liability, Dangerous Property

Our client an avid snowboarder and a guest of a tenant residing in Defendant’s apartment building, fell and experienced a fractured ankle due to a dangerously designed staircase and lack of lighting above the dangerous staircase. The property owner, failed to ensure that visitors of the apartment building were not subject to any unreasonable harm and did not provide any warnings in the surrounding premises. Due to Defendant’s negligence to exercise due care in the maintenance of the property, our client suffered a broken ankle that did not heal  and instead experienced a nonunion that required surgery and the implantation of hardware. The Kitsinian Law Firm was retained to investigate the case. We hired engineering and safety experts and determined that the staircase was not code complaint. We also showed that the light bulb above the staircase was not operating and needed to be changed. We successfully argued that had it not been for these two violations, our client would not have fallen and broken his ankle. We were also able to help our injured client who did not possess medical insurance obtain a much needed surgery where hardware was affixed to his ankle. We were able to resolve the case for $150,000 settlement. More importantly, our client got back the use of his ankle after recovering from his surgery and was able to snowboard once again.

$150,000 Settlement
Fire Damage, Insurance Bad Faith, Breach Of Contract, Unfair Claims Handling

Our clients, property owners of premises that suffered harm, experienced damages from the Thomas Wildfires in Ventura County that occurred on December 4, 2017. The insurance company denied the Plaintiffs’ claims and refused to pay any money. The Kitsinian Law Firm successfully pursued claims of unfair claims handling, insurance bad faith and breach of contract against Defendant, and was able to obtain a $150,000 settlement.

$150,000 Settlement
Slip And Fall, Premises liability

Our client, was a guest at a hotel in palm springs while spending time with her daughter on a long weekend when she slipped and fell on an unknown slippery substance on the ground of the pool deck after getting out of the jacuzzi. The Kitsinian Law Firm was hired to hold the hotel owner responsible and with our team of experts we inspected the pool deck and found that the hotel owner, provided insufficient lighting of the pool area, despite keeping it open in the evening hours. Due to the hotel’s failure to provide adequate lighting and maintenance of the property, Plaintiff was seriously injured fracturing her ankle. The Kitsinian Law Firms determination successfully settled this disputed liability case for $150,000.

$150,000 Settlement
Fire Damage, Insurance Bad Faith, Breach Of Contract, Unfair Claims Handling

Our clients, owners of the home experienced fire damage from the Thomas Wildfires in Ventura County. The Kitsinian Law Firm successfully filed a property damage claim against insurance company, for the damages that arose from the wildfires and the bad faith conducted by the insurance company. We were able to obtain a $150,000 settlement.

$100,000 Settlement
Personal Injury, Car Accident

Our client was the victim of a hit-and-run driver who ran a light through the intersection T-boning our client and speeding off. The Kitsinian Law Firm was retained to handle clients uninsured motorist claim and assist with clients severe back injuries. The Kitsinian Law Firm pursued the case pre litigation at first but filed for arbitration when the insurance company did not tender the $100,000 policy as the client had received three epidural injections as a result of her injuries. After filing for arbitration, the Kitsinian Law Firm was able to secure the entire policy amount after serving the insurance company its final demand through a California Code of Civil Procedure Section 998. Importantly, we were able to help our client alleviate the pain she was experiencing by helping her get the medical care she needed.

$100,000 Settlement
Property Damage, Eminent Domain, Negligence

Our clients were homeowners that resided at a premises. For unknown reasons at that time, the homeowners experienced a raw sewage backed up from the sewer system that was created and maintained by the City of Los Angeles. The raw sewage intruded the residence, causing damages and a foul odor to the premises. Our clients suffered from invasion of property rights and lost use of their home, which required them to reside elsewhere. As insurance coverage was excluded for sewage backups, the only hope for our clients recovery was to uncover those responsible for the backup. The City failed to provide maintenance of a properly functioning sewer system, which resulted in serious property damage. The Kitsinian Law Firm was retained to investigate. Through several depositions, extensive discovery, aided with retained experts in the field, we uncovered that through faulty main line work of Dutton Plumbing on a neighbors line one year before, an obstruction into the main sewage line was created that ultimately caused the back up into our clients system. We were able to show that the sewage system designed by the City was faulty because it allowed a piece of plastic to drift into the main line, and get caught onto the protruding pipe of the neighbors line that caused the back up into our clients property.  The Kitsinian Law Firm was able to hold Dutton Plumbing and the City of Los Angeles responsible leading to a combined settlement of $100,000.

$100,000 Settlement
Personal injury, Car Accident

Our client, a passenger of a vehicle driving northbound, was struck by the driver of a vehicle making a left turn. Defendant made a sudden and unsafe left turn from the left-hand turning lane, leaving our client without any opportunity to avoid this collision. Defendant’s carelessness, negligence and inattentiveness caused a vehicle collision. Our client was subject to vehicle and bodily damage requiring pain management. The Kitsinian Law Firm ensured that our client received the proper medical treatment he was entitled to. After aggressively fighting with the insurance company for Plaintiffs injury claim, the Kitsinian Law Firm successfully secured the policy limits of $100,000.

$100,000 Settlement
Fire Damage, Insurance Bad Faith, Breach Of Contract, Unfair Claims Handling

Clients home experienced severe damages from the Thomas Wildfires in Ventura County. The Kitsinian Law Firm successfully filed a property damage claim against the insurance company, for the damages that arose from the wildfires and the bad faith conducted by the insurance company. Through our efforts, we were able to obtain a settlement of $100,000.

$100,000 Settlement
Personal Injury, Car Accident

Our client was in her Porsche stopped at a red light near Sepulveda Boulevard in Culver City in the left turning lane. When the arrow turned green, our client attempted to make a left turn onto Sepulveda Boulevard when a driver traveling 40 miles per hour ran a red light on the opposite street she was traveling through and crashed into our client on the driver’s side front and side.  As a result, our client was suffering from severe back pain and required medical attention. Unfortunately, the driver of the vehicle did not have insurance and we were limited in our recovery to the maximum allowed under our clients Uninsured Motorist Claim. Nonetheless, we helped our client obtain pain relieving epidural injections, chiropractic care and physical therapy at no out of pocket cost to her and a consultation with a spinal surgeon. Our clients insurance company however, refused to pay for the medical bills and would not arbitrate. We sued our clients insurance company in court and forced them to begin arbitration proceedings. After preparing the case for arbitration, the day before trial was set to begin, the insurance company imploded and paid the entire policy limits.

Confidential Settlement
Pharmaceutical Liability

Our client was prescribed a medication to treat type 2 diabetes. The manufacturer of the drug however failed to adequately warn its patients of the risk of bladder cancer, heart failure and other side effects associated with the drug. The Kitsinian Law Firm was retained to investigate the pharmaceutical companies liability.  After a lawsuit was filed on behalf of the client, a confidential settlement was reached.

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