CAPITOL CITY LEGAL GROUP
Difficult Liability Case with Disputed Injuries Results in $1 Million Award.
In October 2018, attorney Andrey R. Yurtsan and co-counsel, secured a significant victory for their client with a settlement of $1,000,000 in the Sacramento County Superior Court. The case involved a preventable accident in which a member of the public tripped and fell on a dangerous walking surface in a public park, caused by tree roots damaging the concrete. Tragically, the fall resulted in a fracture to the plaintiff’s orbital socket, as well as a mild traumatic brain injury, causing long-term pain and suffering. Despite the defendants’ attempts to deny liability and downplay the extent of the injuries, the legal team for plaintiff, with the help of multiple experts and complex evidence, were able to prove their case and secure a fair settlement for their client. This outcome serves as a testament to the dedication and perseverance of the attorneys and the commitment to achieving justice for their clients.
Jury Awards $2.45 Million in Lawsuit Against Senior Living Facility in Yolo County
This case centers around a tragic incident in which a senior citizen fell in the parking lot of the Eskaton Living Facility in West Sacramento, resulting in severe and debilitating injuries. Our client suffered a fractured vertebrae, wrist, and knee injury that required multiple surgeries and ongoing medical treatment. Despite the gravity of the situation, the defendants denied any wrongdoing and offered a paltry settlement of $100,000 before trial. Determined to fight for justice and fair compensation for our client, attorney Andrey R. Yurtsan, along with his legal team, prepared a compelling case and took the matter to trial. We asked the jury to award a fair compensation of $2,450,000, which they ultimately awarded instead of the initial offer of $100,000. This victory not only secured the financial stability and well-being of our client, but also served as a powerful reminder of the importance of holding negligent parties accountable for their actions.
Nicholls v. Eskaton Properties, Inc., et al., Yolo County Superior Court, $3,500,000 gross jury verdict.
Major Loan Servicer Held Liable for $3.7 Million in Damages in Landmark Wrongful Foreclosure Case
On August 16, 2019, a Riverside County jury reached a historic verdict in favor of Michelle Galyardt, awarding her $3.7 million in damages for Fraud, Negligence, and Negligent Misrepresentation committed by Defendants Residential Mortgage Solutions LLC and Specialized Loan Servicing LLC. Of this award, $2.8 million were designated as punitive damages, reflecting the severity of the malicious conduct perpetrated by the defendants.
The legal team of Andrey R. Yurtsan and co counsel White expertly prosecuted this high-stakes, three-week jury trial, and obtained this record-breaking wrongful foreclosure verdict. This case arose from the defendants’ nefarious scheme to wrongfully foreclose on Michelle Galyardt’s family home. In 2013, when Michelle’s family experienced financial difficulties and fell behind on their mortgage payments, they were able to come up with the funds to reinstate the loan and save their home. However, the defendants, in violation of California law, added inflated and illegal fees to the loan amount and misrepresented Michelle’s loan status in order to wrongfully foreclose on her family home and profit from its liquidation.
This legal battle was a long and difficult one, spanning almost three and a half years, but the legal team and experts stood by Michelle and fought tirelessly for her rights and justice. Michelle Galyardt is grateful to her attorneys for their unwavering support and for helping her to put this traumatic event behind her.
Galyardt v. Specialized Loan Servicing LLC; Residential Mortgage Solutions LLC, Riverside County Superior Court, $3,758,232 gross jury verdict.