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LEWIS v. JOHN CRANE, INC., A092213, A093411

When the jury awards economic damages to an injured plaintiff as well as loss of consortium damages to the spouse, and there are pre-verdict settlements embracing such damages, the trial court must apply the ratios established by the verdict to apportion the settlement amounts between economic and non-economic damages.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/31/2002
  • Published 05/31/2002

Judges

  • MARGULIES, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Daniel Upham Smith,Los Angeles, Wartnick, Chaber, Harowitz & Tigerman, Harry F. Wartnick, Stephen M. Tigerman, San Francisco, for Plaintiffs and Appellants, Mark Lewis et al.

  • For Appellees:
  • Hassard Bonnington LLP, Philip S. Ward, San Francisco, Helene E. Swanson, Attorney, for Defendant and Appellant John Crane, Inc.
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