Laird Murfey vs Scripps Health

Case No.: 37-2015-00008105-CU-MM-CTL    

Tentative Ruling on Motion for Approval of Minor's Compromise

Murfey v. Scripps Health, Case No. 2015-8105

Trial Started: Sept. 25, 2017

Jury got case: Oct. 30, 2017

Jury sent home after case settled: Nov. 1, 2017

Hearing on Petition: Jan. 12, 2018, 3:00 p.m., Dept. 72


1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

The court refers to and incorporates the minutes for October 28, 2017 (ROA 274) for background purposes. On that day, plaintiff rested and the court denied the defense nonsuit motion in a detailed ruling. The defense case in chief thereafter went forward. Ultimately, the jury and the court heard from some 35 witnesses and were exposed to dozens of exhibits. Evidence concluded on October 26, 2017, and the jury was instructed. The following Monday, October 30, the jury heard argument; the case was submitted to the jury late that day. The jury deliberated all day on Oct. 31. On N........