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  • Big Rig Accident

    $10.5 Million

    Don Ernst and the Ernst Law Group attorneys represented a client who hit a truck that pulled across the freeway. The resulting accident caused severe brain damage, an injury that altered the entire course of the client's life. The insurance company eventually was forced to pay $10.5 million. This was a declarative statement that in the county of San Luis Obispo, citizens will hold any company responsible for any harm that comes from their negligent actions.

  • Elder Insurance Annuity Fraud

    $45 Million

    More than 8,600 senior citizens that had been the victims of deferred annuity sales fraud. After six years of litigation, the court found for the plaintiffs in phase one and awarded $15.4 million in damages to the class. The case thereafter resolved for more than $45 million. The most significant fact in the resolution of this complex case after trial was no written claims process was required.

  • Brain Damage

    $10.23 Million

    Don Ernst represented a young boy on a bicycle was hit by a car on a public street coming out the rear of a shopping center in Los Osos. The boy suffered major brain damage. After a six-week trial, the jury returned a gross damage award of $10.23 million. This led to safety reviews by insurance carriers of many shopping centers across the state for private roadway and sign safety.

  • Sexual Harassment

    $6.4 Million

    Female employees of the Prison were being systematically harassed. Coworkers would place them in dangerous situations and threatened to not come to their aid if something went wrong. After seven-month trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the of the women: $6.4 million, the largest verdict against the California prison system for sexual harassment.

  • Elder Annuity Fraud

    $89 Million

    The lawsuit was filed after a Fortune 500 company consistently defrauded senior citizens with complicated financial instruments. After a litigation process of over five-years, Don’s goal to stick to “no forms, no coupons” was successful, and the seniors received over $89 million in benefits.

  • Aircraft Litigation

    $4.8 Million

    There was a mid air collision between two aircraft, which resulted in both planes crashing to the ground. The collision was between a commercial airliner and a small private plane. Don Ernst has been a licensed pilot since 1977, and brought his expertise to in the field to an impressive result. He won the small private plane pilot nearly $5 million.

Other case results include
  • $15,000,000 - Consumer class action concerning credit card fraud
  • $11,000,000 - Truck accident with a traumatic brain injury
  • $42,500,000 - Breach of data class action
  • $15,000,000 - Semi Truck Accident
  • $11,000,000 - Automobile rear-end collision with no visible property damage
  • $42,500,000 - Wrongful death motorcycle accident
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Ernst Law Group custom tailors our representation to you. Our attorneys have been named Super Lawyers and top trial attorneys. We have negotiation and litigation experience from successfully taking on tough cases and fighting against big companies. We will put our decades of collective experience to work when representing you in court if you’ve been harmed or a loved one lost his life due to negligence.

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