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Whitney, LLP continually achieves success for our clients by recovering compensation.

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Of course, prior results are not a guarantee of future results, and all cases are different.

Bed Bug Case Settlements and Results

Many clients ask us how much their bed bug case worth, and what is a typical bed bug hotel or apartment case settlement or value.  The answer depends on how experienced your lawyer is, and the facts of the case, including the severity of the bodily injuries such as how many bites, how long the bites and itching lasted, whether there is any scarring or skin blemishes, and whether or not the hotel or apartment complex knew about the infestation.  Determining how long a property manager knew about a bed bug infestation can usually only be determined by filing a lawsuit and obtaining records from the property’s pest control contractor and the property manager.

Whitney, LLP often files lawsuits to maximize the value of our client’s case.

Here are a few of our results in bed bug cases. Many resolve confidentiality, but some do not:

  • $800,000 – Annapolis, MD apartment jury verdict
  • $300,000 – Ocean City, MD bed bug settlement
  • $200,000 – hotel bed bug settlement
  • $130,000 – hotel bed bug settlement
  • $125,000 – apartment bed bug case settlement
  • $120,000 apartment bed bug case settlement
  • $115,000 – apartment bed bug case settlement
  • $100,000 – hotel bed bug settlement
  • $100,000 – apartment bed bug settlement
  • $100,000 – hotel bed bug settlement
  • $100,000 – hotel bed bug settlement
  • $100,000 – hotel bed bug settlement
  • $100,000 – hotel bed bug settlement
  • Hundreds of settlements under $100,000 involving hotel and apartment claims and cases.

Real Estate / Termite Damage Case Results

Whitney, LLP successfully represents homeowners with termite damage, including from a negligent WDI/pre-sale termite inspection or dishonest sellers and flippers that hide damage.  Termite damage cases are often settled confidentially.  The following case result can be disclosed.

Auto Fraud and Forgery Case Settlement Results


Many car dealership cases are settled confidentially.  Some of our recent consumer fraud settlements that can be disclosed are as follows:

Over $50,000 Forgery Settlement – After leasing a luxury vehicle, our client discovered his signature had been forged so the finance manager could add a fraudulent sale of an after-market product to the contract while keeping the payment the same.  Within 60 days of filing the lawsuit, the dealership agreed to settle for over $50,000.

$50,000 Dealership Forgery Claim against Sheehy Hyundai, Waldorf, MD – Our client purchased a new Hyundai, and agreed on a monthly payment. However, the statement she received in the mail had her payment as about $24/month higher.  We came to discover that her signature had allegedly been forged, and approximately $1,500 was added to the amount of her loan after the terms were changed by the finance manager. Read the details, and see the actual documents, from the case on our blog post about it..

$55,000 Dealership Fraud Claim – A new car dealership sold our client a car and charged her almost $8,000 for “dealer-installed options” that did not exist.  When she went back to the dealership and asked what the charges were for, the general manager told her that if she did not like the payments she had to make for it, she could stop paying it and they would repossess the vehicle.  She hired Whitney, LLP to represent her.  After we sent our letter of representation, the dealership offered $2,000.  After filing the lawsuit and claiming violation of Maryland’s Consumer Protection Act as well as Fraud, we took the deposition of the salesman, finance manager and general manager.  The case then settled for $55,000, including payment of our attorney’s fees.

$35,000 New Car Dealership Contract Claim – Our clients purchased a new vehicle with an amount financed of $28,000.  They received an alert from a credit monitoring application that a balance of $30,0000 had been added to their credit. When they investigated, they discovered the dealership had submitted a different contract to the finance company.  Despite being caught red-handed, the dealership denied doing anything wrong.  Within 30 days after Whitney, LLP filed a lawsuit against the dealership, they settled for $35,000.

$30,000 New Toyota Dealership  – Our client obtained financing for a car she could not afford after a dishonest finance manager put false information on her credit application, including promoting her to an Assistant Manager from a Stylist. The case settled quickly after the lawsuit was filed, and she was able to get her trade-in back and pay it off with the settlement proceeds.

$22,400 and vehicle purchased back – Our client, a young woman, purchased a used car from a car lot in Prince George’s County, Maryland.  Before purchasing the car, she asked if it had any problems, and was told “no.”  After purchasing it, she noticed it was not driving right and was making loud noises when operating it.  She asked to return the car, and was told no.  She then hired Whitney, LLP.  We investigated and found out that the owner of the used car lot had purchased the vehicle at an auction about a week before he sold it to our client, and that when he bought it, it was listed at auction as having “structural damage.”  After filing suit, the used car dealership settled the case for $22,400, including purchasing the vehicle back from our client and paying our attorney’s fees.

$17,500 – Fraud by Increasing the Trim Level – At a used car dealership in Ellicott City, MD, our client bought a car that was advertised as having a higher trim level than it really was. However, the badging/stickers had been added to the car to make it appear that the car was the fake trim level. After purchasing the car, our client discovered the fraud and hired Whitney, LLP. We filed the lawsuit alleging violation of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act and fraud. After a mediation, the case settled for $17,500.

$17,500 New Car Dealership Altering Contract Claim– After our client purchased a car, the finance manager added a “Dent and Ding” protection package onto her contract in order to increase his number of after-market products he sold to consumers, and submitted the fraudulent Buyer’s Order and Retail Installment Sales Contract to the finance company.  Our client hired Whitney, LLP to represent her after she found out her contracts had been altered.  We settled her case for $17,500 after contacting the dealership with a letter of representation.

$16,400 for Hidden Damage and Vehicle Purchased Back – Our client lived in Florida and purchased a used vehicle via E-Bay (a terrible idea) from Trident Automotive, a used car seller located in Maryland. The seller advertised the vehicle as rust free and in great condition.  After wiring the money to the seller, the vehicle, a 2002 Toyota 4Runner, was shipped to Florida to our client’s house.  The client took the vehicle to the local Toyota dealership, where they inspected it and determined that it had so much rust damage it was unsafe to drive.  The seller ignored our client’s phone calls and text.  After our client hired Whitney, LLP, we sent a letter to the seller, who ignored us as well.  After we filed the lawsuit, the case settled for $16,400, and included the used vehicle being purchased back by the seller.

$9,000 Down Payment Recovered from National Motors, Waldorf, MD – After purchasing a vehicle, our clients received a phone call over 30 days later that financing had not been approved. They were given the option of putting down $5,000 more as an increased downpayment in addition to the $9,000 they had already put down, or, returning the car and getting only some of the $9,000 down payment back. Maryland law requires written notice within 4 days after financing is not approved, and 100% of the down payment returned. After calling Whitney, LLP, we filed a spot delivery lawsuit against National Motors and recovered their $9,000 down payment in full.

$9,000 for Spot Delivery Violations alleged against Baltimore, MD new car dealership – Client’s expenses related to not being informed of financing not being approved recovered, as well as attorney’s fees.

Personal Injury Case Results

$55,000 – Our client, a very nice woman in her 70’s, fell after stepping onto a cracked sidewalk from the parking lot in front of a name-brand grocery store.  She sprained her ankle and required physical therapy and a boot to recover.  The case settled for $55,000 after suit was filed.

$40,000 – Our client was rear-ended while at a red light.  He required physical therapy for back and neck sprains for several months.  The case settled without a lawsuit being filed.

$38,750 – Our client slipped on a wet walkway while going from the parking lot into her office building.  Our investigation determined that other people had slipped on the same walkway due to the property manager not taking proper precautions in rainy weather.  The case settled for $38,750 without a lawsuit being filed.

Maximum Insurance Policy Payout – We have multiple clients whose claims we settled for the maximum policy limits due to the injuries suffered in car accident cases.

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