THE RECORDER recognizes success

THE RECORDER  recognizes the Janssen Law Firm's successful defense of Pacific Gas & Electric Company in Humboldt Country personal injury lawsuit arising out of injury in Ferndale.

On September 29, 2009, THE RECORDER highlighted the Janssen Firm's recent success in defending Pacific Gas & Electric Company against a personal injury lawsuit involving an electrical contact injury with the following article:

A jury found against a handyman who sustained severe, third-degree burns in a workplace accident.
On Aug. 3, 2004, Joseph Royse, then 22, was cleaning gutters with the assistance of a boom lift at a Ferndale ranch. He came into contact with a 12,000-volt power line.   Royse, who was in a temporary coma and had undergone 18 procedures by trial, claimed that PG&E negligently placed power lines near his worksite.  He also sued lift maker JLG Industries for defective design and inadequate warnings and lift lessor Darr-B for negligent instruction.  JLG denied a design defect regarding the subject boom.   PG&E contended that the power line's placement was in compliance with all proper standards and was safe.

Case: Royse v. Pacific Gas and Electric Co., DR050078
Court: Superior Court of Humboldt County, Eureka

Counsel for the plaintiff:   William Bragg and Randy Perlman, Bragg, Perlman, Russ, Stunich & Eads, Eureka; Gerald McGee, Law Office of Gerald McGee, Eureka
Counsel for the defendant:   Michael Morrison and Patrik Griego, Janssen, Malloy, Needham, Morrison, Reinholtsen, Crowley & Griego, Eureka;  James Pincin, Nisson, Pincin & Hill, Redding;  Frank Schimaneck, Dryden, Margoles, Schimaneck & Wertz, ALC, San Francisco.