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Collins v. Pizza Hut of America, Inc., Superior Court Maricopa County, Arizona, Case No. CV 2009-014637

Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed lawsuit and paid defendant its costs as sanctions. December, 2012.
The plaintiff was operating his motor vehicle when he was struck by the defendant’s employee. The accident caused severe injuries to the plaintiff, including six broken ribs, a punctured lung, three fractured vertebrae, a fractured pelvis, and a traumatic brain injury. The plaintiff’s demand was in the seven figures. Litigation Management Counsel investigated the accident within 24 hours and coordinated the accident reconstructionist and human factors experts to develop a computer simulation of the accident. Through aggressive targeted discovery, LMC compelled the plaintiff to dismiss his case on the eve of trial.

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February 13, 2013

February 13, 2013

The 2d DCA ruled that it was proper to subpoena Dr. Scott Katzman's surgery center internal cost structure information as it was relevant to establishing a claim of unreasonableness of charges for medical services. The 2d DCA remanded the case to the trial court to conduct an in camera review to determine if the documents were protected as trade secrets and if so, to enter an appropriate confidentiality order.

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