$17M Jury Verdict Million

Kimberly Patrick, Individually and as Guardian of the Estate and Person of Ariel Anderson, an incapacitated person v. Weaver-Bailey Contractors, Inc.

Jury awards woman $17 million in crash

A Lonoke Jury awarded $17 million to a 23 year old Cabot woman left severely brain damaged after a collision in a construction zone. The jury’s verdict found Weaver-Bailey Contractors liable for not exercising reasonable care for the safety of travelers. Anderson was on her way home from work when she was struck by a dump truck pulling out of the construction zone near Jacksonville, Arkansas. The dump truck was attempting to merge into traffic. The case showed that highway construction zones can be very dangerous and that contractors and construction zones should make reasonable efforts to secure the safety of the traveling public. Hopefully, we can take what we learned from this terrible incident and make something positive out of it to help other travelers in the future. Construction zones safer in the future is a change we can all live with.

$20M Jury Verdict - Metheny v. ProAssurance

Case No. CV 09-96
010 Medical Malpractice Case

$7M Jury Verdict - Washington v. Ford

Case No. CV 2003-627-1
2010 Products Liability Case

$20M Jury eLutz and Morris v. Club 616 and Amoco Oil Company

Case No. CV-98-304
$20 Million Default Judgment was awarded for illegal sale of alcohol to minors.

$8M Jury Verdict - Morris v. UP

Case No. USDC 00-1133
Johnny Morris was going about his normal duties when dispatched to clean wreckage at the local railroad crossing. This particular day a UP train had hit a dump truck. Johnny got his head caught in the train when the driver decided to move the train without warning in the middle of clean up. Johnny’s skull was crushed, and he was permanently and severely injured. Mr. Duncan fought long and hard for Johnny and after a two week trial Johnny was awarded $8,000,000 by a jury.

$4M Jury Verdict - Page v. Suitt Construction Co., Inc. et al.

Case No. USDC, Eastern District, Jonesboro Division, No. 84-295
Wayne Page was injured on the job, and instantly became a Paraplegic. A big insurance company wasn’t willing to do what was right by Wayne, and Phillip Duncan took Wayne’s case to a jury trial seeking justice on behalf of Wayne. A jury awarded Wayne $4,000,000.

$3M Jury Verdict - Anderson v. Dallas Airmotive

USDC Case No. 98-5143
A medical helicopter conducting an air lift of a patient fell 90 feet after take off due to a product failure. The pilot was able to negotiate a successful crash landing with no fatalities, but there were serious injuries. A suit found the company that had performed a maintenance overhaul on the helicopter was at fault and a judgment was awarded in favor of the plaintiff, Mr. Anderson.

$2M Jury Verdict - Dees v. Allied Fidelity Insurance Co.

Insurance denial issued in bad faith; Jury Verdict awarding $2,350,000 655 F. Supp. 10.
$750,000 for compensatory award and $1.6 million in punitive award.

$1M Jury Verdict - Sanders v. Arkansas Missouri Power Co.

Case No. 267 Ark. 1009
An employee of Arkansas Missouri Power Co., Bill Sanders, received severe burns over a large part of his body, which further resulted in the loss of one leg. Bill became wheelchair. While in the hospital, Bill’s employer promised to create a new job with the same salary he had been earning. After 18 months, the employer went back on his promise to Bill and stopped paying his promised salary. He then turned Bill over to worker’s comp. Bill came to Phillip Duncan for help because they were from the same hometown and he hoped he would take pity on his situation. Phillip studied this particular law to see how he could best help Bill. Phillip came up with a solution. He filed suit under a contract theory, and took Arkansas Missouri Power company to trial. The jury awarded Bill $1,099,043.77, every sent the law would allow for Phillip Duncan to argue on Bill’s behalf under the contract Bill was in with Arkansas Missouri Power Co.

$900K Jury Verdict - Bryant v. Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Company

Case No. USDC, Eastern District, Pine Bluff Division PB-C-83-165
This was an Admiralty case involving Jones act. It was an on the job injury in which a jury verdict awarded $900,000.