Our guy had cervical fusion surgery, two discs removed and three vertebrae fused together. About $180k in specials. However, the insurance company filed a motion in limine to reduce amount to bills actually paid. Defeated the motion, but the judge signaled that she would grant a post-trial motion on the same issue. Got an instant lesson on the demise of the Collateral Source Rule in the State of California - which is a horrible loss for any plaintiff's counsel.
So we settled the case on the morning of jury selection after spending all that time and energy and money to prepare for trial. I was to be second chair and handle two or three of the witnesses.
Anyway, back to immigration cases today, I just finished a Writ of Mandamus to compel the State Department to conclude their consular visa processing. Our client has a prior approved immigrant visa since 2005 and is still waiting for the State Department to finish.