Case Results

  • $1.26 Billion
    Class Action

    The Class Action was certified by a group of cattlemen for violation of the 1921 Packers and Stockyard Act in the way it influenced the market price of cattle. Morris Haynes was a part of a group of lawyers from several firms that filed and prepared the case which was tried in Montgomery County, Alabama. The Jury returned a $1.26 Billion verdict. Pickett vs Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.

  • $58 Million
    Product Defect

    The Estate of Vickie Mohr and Maurin Heathscott sued Daimler Chrysler in Tennessee for an inadequate structural design and a defective Gen-III seat belt latch. The safety design known as the ‘occupant cage’ combined with the defective seatbelt latch failed to protect Vickie and Maurin during an offset frontal collision which resulted in their death. The Jury returned a total verdict of $58 million. Mohr vs Daimler Chrysler Corporation

  • $40 Million
    Business Lawsuit

    Arthur Green as district attorney of Jefferson County, Bessemer Division v. The Lloyd Noland Foundation, Inc. $40 million dollar settlement in AL. Plaintiff brought a lawsuit against a non-profit making them abide by the terms of the original charter.

  • $25 Million
    Insurance Fraud

    John Key, along with thousands of others, purchased a variable life insurance policy from Prudential after he was told by his agent that a one-time premium was all that was needed to “pay up” the policy. About six years later Mr. Key began receiving premium due notices. Once he contacted the home office of Prudential he was told that the policy could not be “paid-up”. Prudential made in one year over $200 million dollars from the collection of premiums from the sale of these policies. The jury returned a verdict for $25 million. Key vs Prudential Insurance Co.

  • $20 Million
    Tractor Trailer Crash

    Jimmy Bogue, driving his SUV, was hit and killed by a coal truck that was going 70 mph in a 35 mph zone and overweighted above the legal limit. It was proven that over 300 coal trucks a day, many overloaded, use the back roads of West Jefferson County to dodge the State weight scales. The legal limit of weight was 88,000 pounds on a five-axle truck and the 750% trucks overweighed by 2,500 pounds on average. The jury returned a $20 million verdict. The Estate of Jimmy Bogue vs Black Warrior Minerals

  • $16 Million
    Product Defect

    Anonymous Plaintiffs v. Anonymous Tire Manufacture and Anonymous Automobile Manufacturer. $16 Mil Settlement in AL. A church van overturned due to a design defect in the tires as well as with the van.


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