20 Jul Case Results – 1998
Arrington v. Walker Williams Lumber Co., Inc.
Settlement of $8,000,000 (Russell County). Settlement based on Georgia law for three wrongful death cases. A pickup truck driver with two passengers collided with a tractor trailer that had stopped in the middle of Interstate 85 North in Georgia due to a prior collision.
Mary Roland v. Nu-Way Trucking, Inc.
Total settlement of $2,000,000 (Tallapoosa County). Settlement for damages due to a collision with a tractor trailer. The settlement proceeds were split among four claimants with serious injuries. Mary Roland received $765,000.
Terrill Sanders v. Confidential Defendant
Settlement of $1,500,000 (Jefferson County – Bessemer). This case involved the deaths by gas fire of four individuals.
Stephens v. Confidential Defendant
Settlement of $650,000 (Lee County). This case was a wrongful death dram shop case. The deceased was an Auburn University student killed when she was a passenger on a motorcycle operated by a minor who purchased beer from defendant’s store.
Skilstaf v. Confidential Defendant
Settlement of $640,000 (Tallapoosa County). Suit against third party administrator for negligent handling of company’s worker’s compensation business.
Donnie Hugh Carroll v. M & N Trucking Co.
Settlement of $600,000 (Chambers County). Wrongful death case moved from Chambers County to Federal Court in Montgomery, Alabama. A tractor trailer turned in front of Mr. Carroll, causing his death.
Settlement of $600,000. Vanishing premium settlement against large insurer.
Sandra and Robert Crumpton v. State Farm
Verdict of $570,000 (Jefferson County – Bessemer). Verdict for bad faith and breach of contract. The Plaintiff’s home burned and State Farm denied the homeowner’s coverage.
Settlement of $560,000 in three vanishing premium life insurance cases.
Morgan v. Confidential Defendant
Settlement of $400,000 (Tallapoosa County). Vanishing premium life insurance fraud case where Mr. Morgan was misled at the time the policy was sold to him about the number of years he would have to pay premiums.