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$ 675,000.00Settlement

Wrongful Death

Death

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A 68-year-old grandmother was killed when the vehicle she was riding in as a passenger was struck by a farm truck. There were coverage questions regarding the defendant's employment, specifically whether he worked for a third party or if he was an independent contractor. Case settled for policy limits from all responsible parties, including the UIM carrier.
$ 450,000.00Jury Verdict

Wrongful Death

Death

Description:
The case involved an jury verdict for the wrongful death of a 75-year-old railroad worker retiree.
$ 422,500.00Settlement

Wrongful Death

Death

Description:
Settlement for wrongful death of a 19-year-old male who after hours of binge drinking, was electrocuted by his intoxicated friends when they wired his wrist and ankle to a light switch. The switch was turned on and off intermittently by his friends as a practical joke. However, the switch was inverted, and the current passed through the switch when it was in the off position rather than on. The case involved significant homeowners coverage issues, and was resolved on that basis.
$ 400,000.00Settlement

Wrongful Death

Death

Description:
Wrongful death of a 21-year-old girl hit head-on by a drunk driver traveling the wrong way on the interstate.
$ 100,000.00Arbitration Award

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death at Casino on Indian Reservation

Description:
A 19-year-old young man died while being restrained by security personnel at a Casino/Hotel on an Indian reservation. After resolving sovereign tribal immunity issues, this case proceeded to binding arbitration resulting in a recovery for the family of the unmarried 19-year-old young man.