Attorney Tessa King Named 2014 Rising Star by Super Lawyers
Congratulations to Tessa King, of Reisner & King LLP, for her recent selection as a 2014 Rising Star by Super Lawyers®.
Super Lawyers® rates lawyers from more than 70 practice areas through an extensive selection process including peer nomination, evaluations and third party research. The Rising Stars list recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys un...
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Massachusetts Jury Sends Message with $14M+ Verdict
On July 21, 2014, a Middlesex County jury awarded $1.425 million in compensatory damages and $12.5 million in punitive damages to the family of an elderly woman against the nursing home that neglected her for weeks and ultimately caused her death. The verdict, with statutory interest, is the largest verdict against a nursing home ever reported in the Com...
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Strickland Settles Wrongful Death Case Against Trucking Company
Congratulations to Michael Strickland, the entire team at Strickland & Kendall, L.L.C., and their clients on this recent outstanding settlement of $1.9M in a conservative venue where the largest known verdict was $700,000 for an MVA case.
The plaintiffs, a niece and her uncle, were seriously injured when the defendant driver ran a stop sign and slamme...
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Missouri High Court Rules Against Caps for Some Punitive Damages
In a recent article, the Kansas City Star reports that the Missouri Supreme Court “brushed by the legislature’s limits on punitive damages this week, saying they don’t apply to a $1 million verdict a jury awarded to an Excelsior Springs woman.” Lillian M. Lewellen “received the judgment in 2012 after she was defrauded by car dealer Chad Franklin.” Lewel...
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Reisner & King Awarded Attorneys’ Fees, Increasing Verdict to $1.2 Million
Adam Reisner and Tessa King persevered for their client last August with a 13-day trial and a jury verdict of $610,000. However, Judge Timothy L. Fall was not finished with the defendant and recently awarded attorneys’ fees of $659,131.37 to Reisner & King, increasing the total award to $1.2 million!
I previously blogged about this impressive jury tri...
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American Association for Justice - Distinguished Service Award
Please join us in congratulating, Tim Bailey, on being honored by American Association for Justice with the Distinguished Service Award.
According to AAJ, “The Distinguished Service Award recognizes members of the AAJ Board of Governors who during the past year have been of special assistance to the President of the Association. Recipients are honored fo...
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Ron Netemeyer Obtains $1.25 Million Settlement for Client
Congratulations to Ron Netemeyer, the entire team at Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer and their client, who recently obtained a settlement through mediation of $1.25 Million.
The Defendant, who was driving drunk, turned immediately in front of the Plaintiff, causing a collision. The Plaintiff suffered a stroke, numerous fractures, (including a neck fra...
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Protecting Children & Sending Message in Day Care Abuse Case
Dallas Attorney Jeff Rasansky is representing the parents in a case alleging that a North Texas daycare center, Heart2Heart Day Montessori Academy in Willow Park, TX, intentionally withheld water from children in order to minimize the number of diaper changes and used duct tape to restrain children. Luckily, a daycare worker, appalled by the behavior, to...
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1st Annual Pirate Day Luncheon
To celebrate National (Talk Like) Pirate Day, the Advocate Capital, Inc. team enjoyed our first annual festivity on September 17. We began with a pirate costume contest and had great participants from all departments. All employees voted and the Best Costume honors went to Matt Sturdivant.
We enjoyed a traditional buccaneer lunch of fi...
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IRS Telephone Scam Continues
Recently, the IRS informed taxpayers that a phone scam continues throughout the country.
The IRS published five easy ways to spot suspicious calls:
Call you about taxes you owe without first mailing you an official notice.
Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
Require you to us...
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