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Verdicts & Settlements

Dec 19, 2022

Family of bicyclist killed after car strike settles for $7.9M 

The family of a cyclist who was hit and killed by a pickup truck on his morning ride before work reached a settlement of $7.9 million.  The pickup truck driver was driving on behalf of his company and the vehicle had a commercial insurance policy. Both the driver and their company were named as defendants.  According […]

Dec 6, 2022

Wrongful Conviction that led to innocent man spending 42 years in prison results in settlement 

In 1976, Charles Ray Finch was convicted and charged with the death sentence for the murder of Shadow Holloman. Over 45 years later he has been vacated.  According to the counsel for the estate of Finch, David Rudolf, Sonya Pfeiffer, and Phillip Lewis all from Pfeiffer Rudolf Law Firm, this was due to widespread corruption […]

Nov 29, 2022

Sex assault victim awarded $8M; doctor faces more charges 

An $8 million judgment was entered by the Superior Court of New Hanover County, N.C., for a patient who was sexually assaulted by her dentist while she was under anesthesia.   The patient was having her wisdom teeth extracted at Wilmington Oral Surgery and was sedated when her oral surgeon, Dr. Michael Hasson, sexually assaulted her.   […]

Nov 29, 2022

Teen injured in boating accident settles 

In October 2022, a teen who was badly injured in a boating wreck two years prior, was awarded a $3,148,000 settlement for her physical and emotional trauma.  One week before the plaintiff was scheduled to begin her freshman year of college, she was tubing behind a 25-foot Grady While pleasure boat, when the tube crashed […]

Nov 29, 2022

Autistic girl, family awarded $4.9M settlement  

An autistic girl and her family were awarded $4.9 million after the girl was beaten by caregivers that resulted in serious injuries.  In 2016 an autistic, non-verbal 15-year-old girl with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and explosive disorder, living in an unlicensed alternative family living (AFL) home was repeatedly beaten and traumatized by the two “caregivers” […]

Nov 29, 2022

Estate, family awarded $1.3M in vehicle crash settlement 

The estate and surviving family of a motorist killed in an accident involving a semitrailer and recreational vehicle has been awarded a $1.3 million settlement.  In August 2021, a North Carolina family was on vacation in Pennsylvania when an unlicensed New York driver lost control of his semitrailer and collided with the plaintiffs’ RV.   According […]

Nov 28, 2022

Semi trailer accident results in $2.75M settlement

A motorist who was injured in a crash with a semi trailer has been awarded nearly $3 million in a settlement. On March 6, 2020, while traveling on Interstate 95 the plaintiff was rear-ended by a semi trailer. Following the initial impact, the plaintiff was transported to the hospital where he was treated for a […]

Nov 16, 2022

Family settles for $8.2M in crash that left father dead, son injured 

The family of a man killed in an automobile crash that also left the man’s adult son seriously injured has settled its claims for $8.2 million, the family’s attorney reports.   Ralph Meekins of Teddy, Meekins, & Talbert in Shelby reports that the defendant driver and his employer have paid the settlement. Pursuant to a […]

Nov 16, 2022

Construction worker settles for $2.4M after injury

A 32-year-old worker who was seriously injured while working on a construction project when a dirt wall collapsed and buried him up to the middle of his chest was awarded $2.4 million in a settlement.   According to the plaintiff’s attorney, Ben Whitley, the plaintiff remained buried for about 10 minutes before he was extricated from […]

Nov 7, 2022

Collision results in $7.1M settlement for worker

A collision that resulted in injuries to an employee of a waste management company has resulted in a $7.1 million settlement for the worker.  On June 16, 2020, an employee of a waste management company was standing on the driver side riding step of a garbage truck while it made stops to collect trash. The garbage […]

Oct 10, 2022

Gregory Packaging nets $21.2M verdict

Foodbuy, LLC, sued Gregory Packaging, INC, for $1 million, instead Gregory Packaging was awarded $21.2 million.   Gregory Packaging is a 100-year-old juice manufacturer that has worked with Foodbuy – the largest food service company in the world – since 2011. Foodbuy is a group purchasing organization based in the UK, with their North American headquarters […]

Oct 6, 2022

Worker who inhales nitrogen from leak settles for $2M 

A worker who suffered a “stroke-like episode” while working on an air filtration system in a Cherryville plant has accepted a $2 million settlement for an array of injuries suffered on the job, his attorney reports.   Lauren Walker of Sumwalt Anderson Law Firm in Charlotte reports that her client, a service technician with a commercial […]

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