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Worker awarded $190K for finger amputation

A construction laborer who lost his finger to a circular saw with no safety guard was awarded $190,741. Alberraman Castillo was cutting wood with the saw, and the framing subcontractor was H Sanchez Construction. Castillo had disabled the saw’s guard. After Castillo cut a piece of wood, the still-spinning blade contacted Castillo's right ring finger, causing near-complete amputation at the distal joint. Doctors surgically amputated the fingertip. Castillo sued Henry Sanchez, operating as H Sanchez Construction, for negligence and gross negligence in failing to provide a safe workplace. The main issue at trial was whether Castillo was Sanchez's employee, as Castillo claimed. Sanchez denied being on the premises or having ever seen or met Castillo. He said Castillo was not an employee, but an independent contractor of an independent contractor.
Castillo v. Sanchez
Dallas County

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U-Haul hit with $17M verdict for motorcycle crash

A motorcyclist who was allegedly forced off the road by a U-Haul truck was awarded $17 million. Steven Summers was riding a motorcycle on a highway in College Station when Tuan Dinh Le was working for U-Haul Co. of Texas and was driving one of its box trucks with a trailer. Le allegedly came into Summers' lane and forced him across the left shoulder and onto the grassy median. Summers, who wasn't wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained a head injury. This was Le's first day on the job, and plaintiff's counsel argued that U-Haul failed to properly train him. He had never driven a large truck and trailer combination before.
Summers v. U-Haul Co. of Texas
Brazos County

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Fight ending in broken leg yields $1.3M verdict

A man who broke his leg in a fight with a fellow parent over speeding in a school zone was awarded $1.3 million. Scott Marble, who fractured his tibia and fibula, sued Daniel Johnson for assault during an argument in Marble's neighborhood in The Woodlands. Johnson and his wife were taking their children to school and drove past Marble and his wife. Marble said he waved his arms at the car to tell him to slow down. After dropping off the children, Johnson drove back to confront Marble. After a verbal exchange, Johnson exited the vehicle. Marble claimed that Johnson was being verbally abusive and Johnson was the physical aggressor. Johnson claimed that he exited the vehicle to intimidate Marble, fearing that Marble would suckerpunch him if he stayed in the car.
Marble v. Johnson
Montgomery County

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Largest Texas Jury Verdicts

(2018 only; based on cases reported to VerdictSearch)
VERDICT CASE VENUE DATE
$706,200,000 Title Source Inc. v. House Canary Inc. Bexar Mar 14
$502,600,000 VirnetX v. Apple Inc. Federal Apr 10
$400,000,000 Kaist IP US LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co. Federal Jun 15
$166,373,923 Fox v. Buckland Tarrant May 3
$89,700,000 Blake v. Ali Harris May 17
$43,327,246 Pierce v. East Texas Medical Center Smith Jan 30
$43,300,000 Maxell Ltd. v. ZTE (USA) Inc. Federal Jun 28
$43,000,000 Arrows Up LLC v. U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. Federal Jul 9
$41,000,000 Estate of Dunn v. OM Lodging LLC Harrison Jun 21
$33,129,391 Figgs v. Georgia Pacific Wood Products South, LLC Harris Apr 12