$20.6M Lawsuit Verdict, Toxic Waste
KIRK v. FAG Bearings, 2016
Attorneys at Humphrey Farrington & McClain PC in Independence won a $20.6 million verdict Tuesday for their client Jodelle Kirk, after a jury determined Joplin-based FAG Bearings was liable for exposing her to a toxic chemical.
$30.4M Lawsuit Verdict, Popcorn Lung Disease
SOLIS v. BASF Corp., 2010 WL 3638653
Lawsuit brought against companies that made popcorn butter flavoring chemicals. Our personal injury lawyers proved that the manufacturers concealed and failed to warn of the dangers of exposure to diacetyl, causing a worker to sustain injuries.
$30M Lawsuit Verdict, Truck Accident/Wrongful Death
GIBBS JR. v. TRUCKER'S PLUS; CENTRA TRUCKING CO. 2010 WL 7058625
Personal Injury case brought on behalf of the family members of a woman who was killed in after she was rear-ended by a truck.
$22M Lawsuit Verdict, Wrongful Death, Tobacco product liability,
SMITH, ESTATE OF v. BROWN &; WILLIAMSON TOBACCO CORP.
This wrongful death action was brought after 73-year-old female died of heart and lung disease after smoking cigarettes manufactured by the defendant for over a period of 50 years.
$7.26M Lawsuit Verdict, Popcorn Lung
The first consumer of microwave popcorn diagnosed with Popcorn Lung (Bronchiolitis Obliterans) received a $7,267,000 lawsuit verdict in Federal Court in Denver against Gilster-Mary Lee Corporation, Kroger Co and Dillon Companies.
$4.5M Lawsuit Verdict, Mesothelioma
WAGNER v. ALLIED MFG. Co. 2009 WL 2449831
Case brought after a man contracted mesothelioma from ceiling tiles that contained asbestos. The companies that manufactured the tiles knew or should have known of the hazardous nature of asbestos long before the client was exposed to their products.
$2.7M Lawsuit Verdict, Popcorn Lung
MOENNING v. INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS &; FRAGRANCES, INC.; BUSH BOAKE ALLEN, INC. 2005 WL 4229821,
Personal injury lawsuit brought after a 36-year-old worker suffered progressive lung damage during his employment with a nonparty popcorn company that flavored its popcorn with a butter flavoring manufactured and supplied by the defendants.
$1.9M Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settlement, Water Boat Crash
MCCOY v. SLOAN; OBERKIRSCH, 2007 WL 5433709
This wrongful death lawsuit was brought after a 57-year-old male died when the boat in which he was a passenger was struck by the defendants' boat, operated by the male codefendant, on a public lake.
$814,000 Lawsuit Verdict, Popcorn Lung
HALLOCK v. POLAROME Int'l, 2011 WL 6826799
A jury determined that the plaintiff's exposure to diacetyl caused or contributed to his lung disease, Polarome was strictly liable for failure to warn and for defective and unreasonably dangerous products, it was negligent in its supply of diacetyl to the plaintiff's employer, and the plaintiff was not contributorily negligent.
$645,000 Lawsuit Verdict, Consumer Protection – Securities Fraud
ROHRS, ET AL. v. EDWARD D. JONES & COMPANY, 1988 WL 368512
A group of investors suffered from a misrepresentation of Edward Jones. They contended the company misrepresented the safety of the investments and failed to disclose facts concerning them. The award included $322,700 in punitive damages. Demand: $375,000. Offer: $220,000.
$371,000 Lawsuit Verdict, Breach of Contract,
SADDLERIDGE ESTATES v. RUIZ, 2008 WL 5869137
Specific Liability in a breach of contract claim. Purchasers of an undeveloped lot violated their contractual obligations when they failed to build a home on the lot or sell the lot for its fair market value.
$200,000 Lawsuit Verdict Wrongful Death, Mesothelioma
NELSON SORISE v. MACCO, 1997 WL 33103801
Wrongful death case brought by the family members of a tile setter who was exposed to asbestos during 35 years of employment.
$150,000 Lawsuit Verdict Truck v. Car Accident
EDWARDS v. MOORE, 2009 WL 3802426
A trucker merged into a car driver's lane and hit her vehicle. The crash caused her vehicle to become perpendicularly positioned to the front of the truck and it was pushed more than 2000 feet before the tractor-trailer came to a stop. The lawsuit was for the woman's car damage and personal injuries.
$60,000 Lawsuit Verdict, Premises Liability,
MICHAELIS v. FARRELL, 2011 WL 4349326
Lake residential property owners' failure to warn invitee regarding faulty electrical wiring at dock caused the electrocution of their guests.