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Parents Win $2 Million for Son’s Highway Death

The parents of a 22-year-old won a $2 million verdict for his death on a Michigan highway when his car hit a John Deere logging vehicle from behind. Christopher J. Grouix was on his way to work as a carpentry apprentice in the early morning hours of Sept. 12, 2011,  when he hit the logging truck. He died at the scene. His parents, Tom and Kathryn, sued the owner of the truck, Shawn Muma Logging, and its employee who was …

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Drunk Driver Who Killed Two Must Pay $35 Million

A driver with three previous DUI charges who crashed his truck into a car, killing a couple on vacation, was ordered by a jury to pay $35 million. Thomas Cypress’ blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit when he crossed the median on the Tamiami Trail in West Miami-Dade and slammed head-on into a sedan, killing Robert and Paulette Kirkpatrick. The Kirkpatricks, who were from Maryland, were in Florida for vacation and to attend an art show where …

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Posted 11 months ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
L.A. Sheriff’s Dept. Pays $2M for Shooting Man in the Back

Parents of a man whom a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy shot dead as he ran away won a $2 million jury award. Efrain Lara Gutierrez encountered the deputies around 1 a.m. on Oct. 2, 2009 when they saw Gutierrez and another man near cars. The deputies said they suspected the men of breaking into cars and that Gutierrez was armed with a knife. The deputies claimed they chased the two men, until Gutierrez reached a fence where he was …

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Posted 11 months ago in Insurance Law Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
City Must Pay Residents $548,000 for Flood of Sewage

The city of Milwaukee must pay 129 residents for flooding that caused sewage backup during a storm in 2008. Some homeowners described sewage as shooting up from their toilets in their basements after heavy rain started. The residents argued that the reason for the flooding that damaged their homes was that the city did not grease the hinges of eight flap doors on the city’s sewers, causing rust and malfunctioning. The flaps are supposed to close if larger regional sewers …

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Posted 11 months ago in Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Man Falsely Accused by Police Awarded $1M

A Chicago barber who was falsely accused of assaulting a police officer and thrown in jail for over a year has won a $1 million jury verdict seven years after his ordeal. John Collins was getting a ride home from a friend after a day of cutting hair in January 2006 when police pulled up behind them with their lights flashing. Police proceeded to arrest Collins for no apparent reason and then slapped him around when he wouldn’t stop asking …

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