Soule & Stull Helps Client Win Defense Verdict

U.S. District Court, Denver, CO

June 27, 2019. George and Melissa (and local counsel Jordan Lipp) successfully defended their client, obtaining a full defense verdict in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Plaintiff truck driver sustained injuries when he was struck by cargo that fell off of his step-deck trailer at the unloading site in Minneapolis.  Soule & Stull’s client Immedia had purchased the cargo and plaintiff transported the cargo from the Denver area to Minneapolis.  Plaintiff claimed that Immedia failed to prepare the cargo adequately for shipment and was negligent in supervising the unloading process in Minneapolis. During the two week trial, the parties presented thirty-nine witnesses, including eighteen expert witnesses. Plaintiff requested the jury award over $15 million in economic losses in addition to pain and suffering damages and punitive damages. After four hours of deliberation, the jury returned a defense verdict, finding against plaintiff’s claims that Immedia was negligent and vicariously liable for alleged negligence of its contractor.