Verdicts and Settlements

Taylor & Ring is at the forefront of many of the cases that make local and national headlines. From sexual abuse lawsuits against school districts to mass transit accidents to wrongful termination claims against large corporations, our firm has the experience and resources to take high-stakes cases to trial. Although the defendants in many of our cases have negotiated seven and eight figure settlement amounts, below is a list of some of our successes in a range of matters the firm handles:

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Childhood Sexual Abuse

$102.5 Million Verdict

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a former student who was sexually abused while attending Dartmouth Middle School in San Jose. Read more here.

$100 Million Judgment

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a young girl who was sexually abused by her jiu-jitsu coach.

$97.5 Million Settlement

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented multiple plaintiffs in the Santa Monica PAL/Eric Uller abuse cases. Read more here.

$45.4 Million Verdict

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a young girl who was repeatedly sexually abused by as many as 15 different men. The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) was aware of the evidence that she was living with a convicted child molester yet did nothing. Read more here.

$35 Million Verdict

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a woman who was raped by her adult, male track coach when she was a minor high school student at Pomona High School in the 1990s. Read more here.

$25.3 Million Verdict

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a young man who was sexually abused over the course of four years at the Westerly School in Long Beach. Read more here.

$25 Million Verdict

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a former student of Dos Pueblos High School in the Santa Barbara Unified School District who was sexually abused by an assistant coach.

$15.1 Million Settlement

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented four female students who were a part of the Humanities Magnet Program at Grover Cleveland Charter High School between 1996-2009, and were abused by four different teachers. Read more here. 

$14 Million Settlement

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented two adult women in a sexual abuse case against Moraga School District. They were victimized by their middle school teacher in the 1990s, when they attended school there. Read more here.

$11.5 Million Settlement

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented two young women who were sexually abused by their teacher at a private school.

$10.8 Million Verdict

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a boy who was sexually abused by his teacher off school premises. The district previously received a letter warning that teacher was acting improperly with boys.

$10 Million Settlement

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a minor with special needs who was repeatedly sexually abused by her bus driver. Read more here.

$8.5 Million Settlement

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a minor who was sexually abused by her coach at a private school.

$8.05 Million Settlement

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented two women who were abused at Pomona High School during the 1990s by their high school coaches. Read more here.

$8 Million Settlement

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a 15-year-old girl who was sexually abused by her teacher at San Gabriel Mission High School. This was the largest individual settlement for a sexual abuse case in the Los Angeles Archdiocese’s history.

$8 Million Settlement

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented several boys who were sexually abused and harassed by their coach at their after-school club.

$8 Million Settlement

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a teenage girl who was sexually assaulted by an adult relative one time. 

$7 Million Settlement

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a child who was molested at a church day care by a church employee.

$6.8 Million Settlement

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a young girl who was sexually assaulted by her male classmates at an elementary school campus due to inadequate supervision by teachers and staff.

$6.75 Million Settlement

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a group of young boys who were sexually abused by a fourth grade teacher; the school principal wrote an untrue “glowing” letter of recommendation for this teacher in exchange for his promise to quietly resign from his job.
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$5.8 Million Settlement

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a teenage girl who was sexually abused by her coach.

$5.6 Million Verdict

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a 14-year-old girl who was sexually abused by her ninth-grade teacher. Read more here.

$5 Million Settlement

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a child who was sexually abused by her junior high school teacher. The litigation of this case led to the enactment of Civil Code Section 1708.5.5 and Evidence Code Section 1106(c) which changed the laws regarding consent evidence for minors in California.  

$5 Million Settlement

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a minor who was sexually abused by her teacher – a teacher who had abused other students at another school where he taught previously. The prior school gave the teacher glowing, but false, recommendations and “passed the trash” to get rid of him. Read more here.

$5 Million Settlement

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a woman who was sexually abused in high school by her high school track coach. 

$4.5 Million Verdict

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented two girls who were sexually assaulted by their teacher. Read more here. 

$4.3 Million Settlement

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a woman who was sexually abused by her coach in high school.

$4.25 Million

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a woman who was sexually abused by her former junior high and high school teacher in the 1990s.

$4 Million Settlement

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented four young men who were molested by their coach in high school.

$3.9 Million Settlement

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a teenage girl who was sexually abused by her teacher.

$3.5 Million Settlement

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented several children who were abused by their elementary school teacher. Read more here.

$3.5 Million Settlement

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a minor with special needs who was sexually abused by his special education aide who was assigned to ride the bus with him.

$3 Million Settlement

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a client in a childhood sexual abuse case.

$3 Million Settlement

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented an individual who was sexually abused while she was a minor by her mentor at an aquarium operated by the City of Los Angeles.

$3 Million Settlement

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a young girl was who sexually abused by her teacher. Read more here. 

$1.4 Million

Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Taylor & Ring represented a 9-year-old boy in a case against the Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley. Read more here.

Sexual Assault & Rape

$40 Million Settlement

Sexual Assault

  • Taylor & Ring represented a group of women who were sexually abused by a school employee 

$6.15 Million Settlement

Sexual Assault

  • Taylor & Ring represented a woman who was raped by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop in 2010. This was the largest sexual assault recovery against a police agency in California. Read more here.

$5.4 Million Verdict

Sexual Assault

  • Taylor & Ring represented a 37-year-old woman was sexually battered and raped in a West Hollywood nightclub by a staff member. Read more here.

$5 Million Settlement

Sexual Assault

  • Taylor & Ring represented a client who, while working as a student driver for a national trucking company, was raped by her Lead Driver. Read more here.
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$4.5 Million Settlement

Sexual Assault

  • Taylor & Ring represented a woman who was sexually assaulted by a CHP officer.

$3 Million Settlement

Sexual Assault

  • Taylor & Ring represented a woman who was sexually assaulted by a clergy member.

Personal Injury

$61.7 Million Verdict

Car Accident

  • Two civilians engaged in a car chase in Torrance. Jesse Esphorst Sr. was seriously injured, and his 16 y.o. son, Jesse Esphorst Jr, died as a result of his injuries.

$18.6 Million Verdict

Auto v. Motorcycle Accident

  • Taylor & Ring represented an individual involving the negligent entrustment of an automobile where a company president allowed his wife to drive a company-owned vehicle four days after she failed the DMV road exam and caused serious injury to a motorcyclist.

$16 Million Settlement

Auto Accident

  • Taylor & Ring represented an individual injured in an automobile accident.

$14.4 Million Verdict

Truck Accident

  • Taylor & Ring represented clients in a negligence case where an improperly serviced asphalt truck caused a chain collision on the freeway. Two people died and one suffered severe brain damage.

$13 Million Verdict

Product Liability

  • Taylor & Ring represented a 42-year-old truck driver who was rendered paraplegic after a defective forklift toppled over on top of him while he was making a delivery.

$10.1 Million Judgment

Motorcycle Accident

  • Taylor & Ring represented a motorcyclist who was severely injured in a collision.

$8 Million Settlement

Aviation Accident

  • Taylor & Ring represented a man who suffered physical injuries from a plane crash caused by an unsafe runway.

$7.83 Million Settlement

Auto Accident

  • Taylor & Ring represented a family in a case against the County of Los Angeles and others stemming from the death of a 17-year-old after a car crash during a 911 call. Read more here. 

$7.4 Million Settlement

Personal Injury

  • Taylor & Ring represented an individual who was attacked on Halloween night by two off duty firefighters and three other individuals, and suffered a traumatic brain injury and PTSD as a result of the attack. Read more here.

$6 Million Settlement

Motorcycle Accident

  • Taylor & Ring represented a motorcycle rider in a case against a construction company. The motorcyclist suffered a significant leg injury when struck by a right-turning truck.

$6 Million Settlement

Premises Liability

  • Taylor & Ring represented a client in a case against a property owner, on behalf of a child who suffered a brain injury after falling into an unguarded pool.
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$5.5 Million Settlement

Amputation Injury

  • Taylor & Ring represented a settlement for pianist who suffered a fingertip amputation on a defective restroom door.

$5 Million Settlement

Train Accident

  • Taylor & Ring represented a woman in a case against Metrolink. Our client suffered knee and leg injuries after falling from a train that was departing a station.

$5 Million Settlement

Motorcycle Accident

  • Taylor & Ring represented a woman who suffered a back injury in a motorcycle accident.

$4.25 Million Settlement

Train Accident

  • Taylor & Ring represented a 45-year old man in a case against the County of Los Angeles. Our client suffered a foot amputation when struck by a train at a Metro station. Read more here.

$4 Million Settlement

Premises Liability

  • Taylor & Ring represented a woman who was raped at gunpoint in a Los Angeles shopping mall. The case involved premises liability and negligent security against a mall owner and security company.

$3.5 Million Settlement

Truck Accident

  • Taylor & Ring represented the family of a motorcyclist killed in an intersection accident in case against a trucking company and the State of California. 

$3.2 Million Settlement

Pedestrian Accident

  • Taylor & Ring represented a pedestrian who was hit by a delivery van.

$3 Million Verdict

Burn Injury

  • Taylor & Ring represented a 10-year-old boy who suffered severe burns after falling into a firepit at Anthony Chabot Regional Park. Read more here.

$3 Million Settlement

Blindness Injury

  • Taylor & Ring represented a woman who was blinded in one eye after being hit by a flying golf disc. Read more here.

Wrongful Death

$57.5 Million Verdict

Wrongful Death

  • Taylor & Ring represented the families of three men who died in an aviation accident that resulted in insurance bad faith.

$27 Million Settlement

Bullying Leading to Wrongful Death

  • Taylor & Ring represented the family of a young boy who was bullied and killed at his school. This is the largest settlement in a bullying case in the United States. Read more here.

$20.2 Million Settlement

Wrongful Death

  • Taylor & Ring represented the family of a 7-year-old child who drowned due to negligence.

$15 Million Settlement

Wrongful Death

  • Taylor & Ring represented a client in a wrongful death case against a prominent ride-sharing company.

$8.8 Million Settlement

Wrongful Death

  • Taylor & Ring represented a family in a wrongful death case against the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, where a sheriff’s deputy struck and killed two pedestrians in an unmarked crosswalk. 
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$7 Million Settlement

Wrongful Death

  • Taylor & Ring represented a client in a wrongful death case.

$3.25 Million Settlement

Wrongful Death

  • Taylor & Ring represented a client in a wrongful death case against a negligent property owner.

Police Misconduct

$10 Million Judgment

Police Misconduct

  • Taylor & Ring represented a family in a wrongful death case against the LAPD, 30 years in the making. In a published decision, the California Court of Appeal upheld the verdict against Los Angeles Police Detective Stephanie Lazarus for the murder of Sherri Rasmussen more than 30 years ago.

$8.75 Million Verdict

Police Misconduct

  • Taylor & Ring represented a family in a wrongful death case where an unarmed 29-year-old man shot to death by Los Angeles County Sheriffs. Montalvo vs. Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept. Read more here.

$7.5 Million Settlement

Police Misconduct

  • Taylor & Ring represented the family of Kurt Reinhold, who was unlawfully detained and shot and killed by Orange County Sheriff’s deputies. This is the largest settlement against the County of Orange in connection with a deputy-involved shooting. Read more here.

$6.75 Million Verdict

Police Misconduct

  • Taylor & Ring represented a client in an excessive use of force case. Police shot our client, mistaking him for a person they were pursuing on foot.
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$4.6 Million Settlement

Police Misconduct

  • Taylor & Ring represented a family in a case where an unarmed man was shot and killed by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy.

Additional Noteworthy Cases

$7.5 Million Settlement

Sexual Harassment

  • Taylor & Ring represented a client in a #metoo sexual harassment case against an individual defendant.

$4.2 Million Settlement

Wrongful Termination

  • Taylor & Ring represented a man who was wrongfully terminated from his longtime employment as a trash collector.