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  • $56.5M — Civil Rights/Police Misconduct

    Geoffrey Fieger recently won the largest verdict in Indiana history in the case of Moreland v Dieter et al. A jury awarded the $56.5 million verdict May 9 on a civil rights claim involving a death in a jail's drunk tank. Christopher Moreland, 30, was arrested in the early morning of Oct. 5, 1997 for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. While he was housed in the St. Joseph County Jail in South Bend, a jailer sprayed him in the face with the powerful OC 10, known to be 10 times stronger than pepper spray. The jailers also choked him and slammed his head against a concrete bench. Testimony revealed that two other jail deputies then took Moreland to the showers where they doused him with hot water, magnifying the effect of the OC 10, then restrained him and sprayed him again in the face. Then, they threw him back into the showers causing him to hit his head and suffer a subdural hematoma. Moreland, naked and unconscious, was later pronounced dead. The deputies were acquitted of federal criminal charges, but Moreland's family hired Fieger, Fieger, Kenney & Johnson to file a civil suit. The firm sued deputies and the county jail, alleging they violated Moreland's civil rights under Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act. A jury agreed and awarded a record $56.5 million verdict.

  • $30M — Negligence

    Geoffrey Fieger and Paul Broschay won a $30 million jury verdict for the family of a 35-year-old man who was killed when a Dearborn parking meter attendant took the law into his own hands. Agron Seiko, 20, was given a Dearborn police car to drive during his shift as a meter maid on Feb. 17, 2003. While driving the car, Seiko heard over the radio that Dearborn police were pursuing a stolen vehicle several miles from where he was. Suddenly deciding to play cop, Seiko began racing through the city at speeds approaching 100 miles an hour to reach the scene of the crime. As he sped down Rotunda Drive around 4:30 p.m., carelessly plowing through red lights, Ford Motor Company employees were just leaving work. William Vesper Owen IV, 35, was among them. A computer engineer for many years at Ford, Owen was pulling out of the Ford parking lot on a green light. As he proceeded to make a left hand turn on Rotunda, Seiko struck him at nearly 60 miles per hour. Owen died a slow, painful death. Seiko was convicted of negligent homicide after being charged with manslaughter. Attorneys Geoffrey Fieger and Paul Broschay filed suit against the City of Dearborn in February 2003. The city's insurer, AIG, refused to settle the suit on the advice of its attorneys, who claimed that Michigan Appellate Courts would never allow the plaintiff's verdict to stand. The suit went before the Honorable Michael Callahan of the Wayne County Circuit Court in July. The 10-day trial was resolved July 28, when the jury announced its verdict of $25 million. With interest, the verdict will total in excess of $30 million. Fieger said it's a shame that city residents will have to pay out of their own pockets for the tragic accident. "The taxpayers of the City of Dearborn should tar and feather AIG Insurance Company and its attorneys. Dearborn is insured in the amount of $12 million. The case could have been settled. Instead, after paying for its insurance, the taxpayers will be stuck with a $20 million excess verdict," Fieger said. "It is shocking that this occurred, but it is the result of the insurance company's belief that they own the Michigan Supreme Court."

  • $30M — Sexual Harassment

    Outnumbered by men 80 to 1, a female millwright suffered abuse for years at DaimlerChrysler. Geoffrey Fieger and William McHenry of Fieger Law won a $30 million judgment against the automaker in the sexual harassment case. This is the largest single sexual harassment verdict in U.S. history.

  • $30M — Medical Malpractice

    Geoffrey Fieger and Rebecca Walsh of Fieger Law won a record verdict of $30 million in Lexington County, South Carolina for the family of Dr. Asif Sheikh. The jury found that Lexington Medical Center negligently caused Dr. Sheikh's death after routine knee surgery by administering an overdose of narcotics and failing to monitor his vital signs.

  • $30M — Cerebral Palsy

    A Cuyahoga County jury held in favor of a brain-damaged 17-year-old boy and slammed a doctor and hospital with a $30 million medical malpractice verdict - the largest ever awarded in the county. Walter Hollins of Cleveland, who has the mental capacity of a 1-year-old, clapped when the verdict was announced, but couldn't comprehend the historic event unfolding in Judge Robert Lawther's courtroom. The panel of four men and four women decided 6-2 that Dr. Ronald Jordan and the medical staff at the now-defunct Mt. Sinai Medical Center were negligent at the boy's birth Jan. 29, 1987. Witnesses testified that Harris waited for more than two hours to receive an emergency Caesarean section, during which time the flow of oxygen was cut off to Walter's brain. The majority of jurors found that the doctor and hospital staff shared responsibility for Walter's injuries, which include cerebral palsy and no use of his arms or legs. His condition is incurable. Attorney Geoffrey Fieger had asked the jury for $35 million in damages to pay for round-the-clock nursing care for Walter, future surgeries, lost earnings and pain and suffering. "If I were the defense, I don't think I would have taken me on in the first place," said Fieger, who called the circumstances of Walter's birth some of the most horrific he had ever seen. The majority of the jurors agreed. Although Mt. Sinai no longer exists, a $77 million insurance fund remains to be tapped for damages, Fieger said.

  • $30M — Auto Negligence

    Geoffrey Fieger and Attorney Rebecca Walsh won a verdict of $30 million in the case of Mary Curry, who was slammed five years ago by a Ryder Truck while she was stopped for a presidential motorcade. One friend in the car died in the accident, and Curry was severely injured.

  • $28M — Police Misconduct/Excessive Force

    In 2008, Fieger Law won the largest verdict in Pennsylvania history on behalf of a 12-year-old boy shot by police. A federal jury awarded $28 million in damages to the family of Michael Ellerbe, a Uniontown, Pennsylvania boy who was intentionally shot in the back on Christmas Eve in 2002 by two state troopers. The boy, who was driving a stolen SUV, was unarmed. It was the first wrongful death verdict against Pennsylvania State Police in recent memory and the largest payment ever imposed against the agency. "This is an American child who was shot in the back in broad daylight, and it was covered up," Geoffrey Fieger said, applauding the jury's decision. "It means that justice still exists."

  • $26M — Medical Malpractice

    Geoffrey Fieger won a $26 million verdict in a case involving an infant whose hypoglycemia went untreated at Washington Hospital, Washington, Penn. All the baby needed was a thimble full of sugar water. Instead, it was left to suffer brain damage, and will need life-long, around-the-clock care. This was the largest verdict in western Pennsylvania history.

  • $25M — Auto Negligence/Police Misconduct

    A Wayne County Jury awarded $25,000,000 to the family of William Owen, after a trial in which Geoffrey Fieger and Paul Broschay proved a parking enforcement officer for the City of Dearborn was grossly negligent when his police car struck a car driven by Mr. Owen.

  • $25M — Negligence

    In 1999, Geoffrey Fieger and Ven Johnson obtained a $25 million jury verdict for the family of Scott Amedure against The Jenny Jones Show and Warner Brothers in the Oakland County Circuit Court. In that case-which was nationally televised daily by Court TV and referred to as The Jenny Jones case, Scott Amedure was shot and killed three days after appearing on the Jenny Jones show where he was enticed to reveal a "secret crush" that he had on his friend Jonathan Schmidt. The jury found that The Jenny Jones Show was negligent in the manner in which they deceived the show guests and incited strong emotional reactions to be revealed on live TV only to push their guests out the door once the lights and cameras were turned off. Upon returning to Detroit, Schmidt was so humiliated by the manner in which the show was conducted that he shot and killed Amedure in cold blood.

  • $25M — Construction Negligence

    A Wayne County Circuit Court jury awarded Geoffrey Fieger and Jeffrey Danzig of Fieger Law $25 million to a 24-year-old Detroit man who was injured while working at a National Steel Corp. - now U.S. Steel Corp. - mill on Zug Island in 2003. Jerry Ashley, who was hired to work in the mill to shovel steel shavings, was crushed under a 10-ton steel wall that fell on March 17, 2003, causing brain damage and other injuries, Fieger said. Fieger touted the verdict for his client as one of the largest of the year.

  • $17M — Birth Trauma

    Geoffrey Fieger and Fieger Law recently prevailed in a birth trauma claim involving a 9-year-old child who suffered brain damage due to negligence before and during her birth. Fieger filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in Circuit Court, Monongalia County, West Virginia. He claimed negligent acts committed during Melissa Pochran's labor, delivery and neonatal care left her with brain damage, cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia. A jury found Monogalia Hospital and Louise Van Riper, M.D., liable for $17 million. "It was the largest malpractice verdict in West Virginia history, involving brain damage as a result of failing to properly treat her when she was born," Fieger said.

  • $15.6M — Auto Negligence

    Geoffrey Fieger and Robert Giroux recently obtained a $16 million verdict in an auto negligence case involving a fatal shuttle bus crash. Anthony and the late Shirley Pelligrino had boarded an Ampco shuttle bus on the way to Detroit Metro Airport. The driver lost control of the van and hit the cement median. Shirley died, and Anthony suffered brain damage and injuries. The firm sought damages from Ampco in the auto negligence suit. "It's just a sad, sad case," Fieger said. "There was obvious liability, and yet in Michigan there is a belief by insurance companies that the judges appointed by Engler will prevent justice being given to little people who are hurt or killed in tragedies like these." The jury found in favor of the Pelligrino family.

  • $15M — Automobile Negligence

    In December 2008, Geoffrey Fieger and Jeffrey Danzig of Fieger Law were awarded a verdict for a Detroit child in the amount of $13 million against the City of Detroit. The verdict totals $15 million with interest. The Wayne County jury found that a civilian employee of the Detroit Police Department, while operating a city owned vehicle, ran over Dallas Tyus, 11, as he crossed McNichols in a crosswalk on Easter Sunday, 2005. Dallas suffered massive brain injuries, was in a coma for one month, was hospitalized for over three months, endured 18 surgical procedures and now suffers permanent brain damage and other significant economic damages as a result.

  • $14M — Vehicle Negligence

    Fieger Law Partner Ven Johnson obtained a $14 million verdict in May, 2007, in a case involving a fatal ambulance crash. Brett Freed, 35, was killed in 2004 when the ambulance in which he was riding ran a stop sign, and was broadsided by a speeding Waste Management truck in Romulus. The suit, filed against Waste Management of Michigan and Healthlink Ambulance Service, was tried in Wayne County Circuit Court before Judge Michael Callahan. The jury found Healthlink 55 percent responsible, and Waste Management 45 percent responsible, despite arguments that Freed felt no pain during the crash and had a shortened life expectancy due to a previous car accident. "The jury understood the sanctity of life and understood that Brett's family has never gotten over his death and loss," Johnson said. "It is not a very appealing or persuasive argument to tell people that a person did not suffer pain and agony following a horrific traffic accident when the evidence proved he did."

  • $14M — Insurance Fraud

    After waiting two decades for justice, teachers of the Lake Shore School District won a class action lawsuit in July when Fieger Law obtained a $14 million verdict in their case. "They were defrauded by a New York Life insurance salesman who told them they were buying tax sheltered annuities when in fact they were buying expensive whole-life insurance policies," Geoffrey Fieger said. "We filed the case in 1980 and waited 25 years for justice to be done in Michigan courts." The case was tried to a successful jury verdict in 1985, but languished on appeal for many years, going back and forth in the court system. Over time, the number of plaintiffs in the case went from 35 to 70, but unfortunately others died along the way. "Many of my clients have passed away during its time on appeal," Fieger said. "This case points out the abuses that can occur in the system when appeals court judges are appointed solely to deny the little guy his day in court."

  • $14M — Medical Malpractice

    Geoffrey Fieger and William McHenry won a $14 million verdict for a wrongful death case arising out of the failure to diagnose and treat a condition known as diverticulitis. The patient had presented to the emergency room with classic signs and symptoms of this condition and was discharged. The patient was later admitted to the hospital and subsequently died after a lengthy stay in the ICU, all resulting from the negligence of the hospital.

  • $12M — Police Misconduct/Excessive Force

    Geoffrey Fieger obtained a $12 million verdict for the family of Eddie Swans who died due to excessive force used by City of Lansing Police. Eddie Swans was a homeless African-American man who was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was schizophrenic and had been in and out of Veteran’s and State Hospitals. On a below-zero temperature day in Lansing, Swans, lightly clothed and seeking warmth, went to a police station and in an attempt to get a jail cell for the night told the desk officer that he had just killed someone. The officer let him get warm but forced him out after a few hours. Swans wandered a few miles to a house that he had previously lived in and knocked on the door. The home had since been converted into a child care center. The workers called the police and when they arrived, Swans had walked a few blocks away and then refused to stop when the officers told him to halt. The police tackled and cuffed him. At the police station, eight officers slammed Swans to the floor and hog-tied him. In the process they asphyxiated him and left him lying in a pool of urine in his cell. The media reported that Swans had tried to force entry into a child care center by hitting the door with an axe. Public opinion was overwhelmingly in support of the Lansing Police that no criminal charges were ever filed against the officers. Geoffrey Fieger took the case on behalf of the family and despite very hostile media coverage and public opinion was able to convince a jury to convict the officers of violating Eddie’s civil rights.

  • $11M — Product Liability

    In 2004, Ven Johnson and William McHenry of Fieger Law obtained an $11 million verdict on behalf of a woman who was de-scalped by an illegally unguarded conveyor while working at American Axle in Hamtramck, Michigan. The verdict was obtained in the Wayne County Circuit Court and was ultimately affirmed by the Michigan Supreme Court in 2008.

  • $10.1M — Sexual Assault

    Paul Broschay won a $10 million jury verdict in Wayne County Circuit Court against Northpointe Pioneer Inc., of Farmington Hills. The jury verdict was obtained on behalf of a woman who was the victim of at least 30 acts of sexual assault perpetrated on her by her therapist. The verdict was obtained in December 2002.

  • $10M — Medical Malpractice

    Robert Giroux and Fieger Law won a $10 million verdict for the family of a pregnant woman who came into the emergency room, returned home and was later found dead in her bed by her husband. Her unborn child also died. The woman died of congestive heart failure and an Oakland County jury found that William Beaumont Hospital was negligent in failing to listen to her heart beat while in the emergency room.

  • $10M — Legal Malpractice

    An Oakland County jury awarded attorneys Geoffrey Fieger and Arnold Matusz, along with Fieger Law, $10 million including interest in a medical malpractice verdict in November, 2007. After a two-week trial, during which the firm was represented by Norman Lippitt of the Birmingham firm Hyman Lippitt, PC, the jury found two Arizona attorneys guilty of legal malpractice. The lawsuit alleged that Paul Rudolph and Kent Hammond acted negligently and breached their fiduciary duties after they were retained by the Fieger firm to act as local counsel in a death case involving two Michigan residents killed by a truck in Arizona. The suit alleged the attorneys conspired to steal the attorney fee, then filed ethical complaints against Fieger to conceal their thievery. "I trusted these two attorneys and they abused that trust," Fieger said after the verdict. "Based on the verdict, I believe there is no question that the jury found these attorneys to have acted dishonestly and reprehensibly."

  • $8.3M — General Negligence/Premises Liability

    Geoffrey Fieger and Fieger Law Partner Robert Giroux obtained an $8 million jury verdict in Livingston County Circuit Court for the family of three-year-old boy who drowned in an open septic tank during family fun day at the Grand Aerie Fraternal Order of Eagles.

  • $8.2M — Medical Malpractice

    Geoffrey Fieger & Ven Johnson recently won an $8.2 million verdict for the family of Nathan LaPorte, who was badly burned as an infant when his oxygen tent caught fire during a cauterizing procedure at William Beaumont Hospital. The Macomb Township boy, now 7, was a quintuplet who weighed just two pounds when he was born 16 weeks premature Oct. 4, 1997. After the accident, LaPorte spent two years at Beaumont recovering, and has lived ever since in a wheelchair, dependent on a ventilator and with brain damage. Fieger Law brought suit against the hospital for $250 million. Beaumont attorneys argued that while the fire injured the child, it was not the cause of his long-term problems. After six weeks of testimony in front of Oakland Circuit Jude Gene Schnelz, jurors disagreed. However, in a disappointing twist on the tragic case, the LaPorte family will see just $575,000 of the jury's $8.2 million verdict, because Michigan state law caps medical malpractice awards. Attorney Ven Johnson said the caps are "a perversion of the legal system."

  • $8M — Medical Malpractice

    Geoffrey Fieger announced that a Wayne County jury rendered an $8 million verdict in favor of the family of Violet Richardson against Henry Ford Hospital following a two-week trial before the Hon. John H. Gillis, Jr. Ms. Richardson died while a patient in the hospital in Oct., 1998. Late partner Jeremiah J. Kenney, the attorney who represented the family along with associate Rebecca Walsh, said that the doctors caring for Richardson at the hospital failed to give her blood, despite recommendations from another doctor. Richardson, who suffers from lupus, was bleeding and critically needed the blood. However, the doctor on duty, who was substituting for her admitting physician on a Saturday, ignored the recommendations of the hematologist.

  • $7.5M — Police Misconduct/Excessive Force

    In U.S. District Court, Eastern District, Ven Johnson and Paul Broschay obtained a $7.5 million verdict against James Heaslip, a Marine City police office, as a result of the excessive force he used when he shot and killed Tomo Perkovic on a deserted highway near Port Huron.

  • $7.2M — Medical Malpractice

    Geoffrey Fieger won a $7.2 million verdict for a woman who suffered from a condition called vulvodynia, a painful condition affecting the vaginal area. A Wayne County jury found that the doctor was negligent in performing an experimental operation which left the woman disfigured.

  • $7M — Medical Malpractice

    In 1998, Geoffrey Fieger and William McHenry of Fieger Law obtained a verdict against a local Hospital arising out of the failure to diagnose and treat a stroke in a seven-year-old boy who presented to the emergency room several times and was discharged. The boy suffered brain damage due to the negligence of the hospital in their delayed diagnosis and treatment.

  • $7M — Police Misconduct/Auto Negligence

    Geoffrey Fieger received a $7 million verdict in Cottrell vs. the City of Detroit, after a police officer driving down the center of Jefferson Ave. struck and killed two pedestrians.

  • $6M — Security Guard Negligence/Excessive Force

    In 2002, Paul Broschay and Fieger Law obtained a $6 million settlement against May Department Stores, the parent company of Lord & Taylor, for the death of Frederick Finley. Finley, 32, died at the hands of security guards at the Fairlane Town Centre in Dearborn after they accused his girlfriend's 11-year-old daughter of stealing a $4 bracelet. Civil rights leaders rallied around the case, accusing Detroit-area merchants of racial profiling in shoplifting cases, and hiring ill-trained security guards who use excessive force to subdue suspects.

  • $6M — Bus Accident

    In December 2008, Ven Johnson and Fieger Law successfully negotiated a $6 million settlement with the City of Detroit following a tragic bus accident killing one woman and severely injuring her mother. In that case, the City of Detroit bus ran over two pedestrians who were crossing the street in the crosswalk on a green light.

  • $5.5M — Denial of Medical Attention

    Geoffrey Fieger won $5.5 million for the family of a man who died from an asthma attack at the hands of police. Esteban Rosario, 63, was so popular in his neighborhood that he had the honorary title "Mayor of Union City." Police arrived at his home one night to arrest his roommate, Oswaldo Garcia, who was wanted on drug charges. Garcia let officers into the house, and when Rosario demanded to know if they had a search warrant, he was arrested, handcuffed and left in the back of a police car where he suffered an acute asthma attack. Police did nothing to help him, even though Rosario's inhaler was inside the house. When police finally took Rosario out of the car, he fell face forward and smashed his teeth on the pavement, according to his son, Stephen. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. A federal jury in Newark awarded Rosario's estate $2.5 million for his pain and suffering, finding Union City police negligent for failing to help him. They also awarded the four Rosario children a total of $3 million for their loss of guidance and counsel from their father.

  • $5.2M — Deliberate Indifference to Medical Needs

    Robert Giroux won a jury verdict in the amount of $5.2 million for the family of Ozy Vaughn in U.S. District Court, Western District. The jury found that the treating psychiatrist, Dr. David Moskowitz, who asked to see Mr. Vaughn but failed to do so, was responsible for Gibson’s death which resulted from severe water depravation.

  • $5M — Failure to Treat/Wrongful Death

    Geoffrey Fieger was awarded in excess of $5 million against Botsford General Hospital for violation of federal law prohibiting the "dumping" of patients. The jury found that Botsford had violated the provisions of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act and its "anti-dumping" provision, which bars hospitals from transferring patients in an unstable condition. In 1998, Kelly Snider-Smith, 33, suffered a fractured left leg as a result of an auto accident. He was taken to Botsford by ambulance, where doctors deemed him too fat to treat and dumped him off at the University of Michigan hospital some 45 miles away. The ambulance driver literally begged the physicians not to transfer Snider-Smith, who was bleeding profusely from the wound. He bled to death within minutes of leaving the hospital. "Kelly Snider-Smith may have been the first person in modern America to be allowed by a hospital to bleed to death from a broken leg. The action of Botsford General Hospital in violating the federal law was reprehensible," Fieger said. The verdict is believed to be the largest of its kind in the country concerning the EMTALA statute.

  • $4M — Vehicle Negligence

    Geoffrey Fieger and his associate Paul Broschay of Fieger Law recently obtained a $4 million jury verdict awarded to be awarded to the estates of Michele Hunter and Ja'da Polk as a result of the negligence of the Essian Painting & Decorating Company. The verdict came after a four-week trial in the Macomb County courtroom of Honorable James Biernat. In 1999 as Hunter was crossing Gratiot Avenue in Roseville with her 2-year old daughter Ja'da, they were run over by a van driven by Charles Essian. Essian had suddenly pulled out of his lane, and without looking into the lane he was pulling into, ran over the mother and child. At trial, the defendant blamed the mother for walking across the street. "This verdict is a victory for Macomb County residents," Fieger said. "People should be allowed to cross streets in their neighborhoods without fear of being run over."

  • $4M — Police Misconduct

    Paul Broschay negotiated a settlement of $4 million on behalf of a man's family shortly after a lawsuit was filed against police officers in Washtenaw County. The man was attacked and killed by police after he watched them arrest his relatives near his home. After struggling with the man, police officers beat him and restrained him which prevented him from breathing.

  • $2.75M — Civil Rights/Cruel & Unusual Punishment

    FFKJG recently won a $2.75 million verdict for a prisoner who died a tortuous death behind bars. Jeffrey David Clark, 39, died in 2002 after four desperate days in a cell at Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility. Fieger Firm Attorney Paul Broschay argued in Federal Court, Western District of Michigan, that Michigan Department of Corrections staff acted with deliberate indifference to Clark's health and safety as they left him flailing against restraints and drinking water from the toilet. The jury agreed.

  • $2.5M — Jail Misconduct

    Geoffrey Fieger and Paul Broschay obtained a verdict of $2.5 million against Michigan Department of Corrections Officers in a trial in the United States District Court in Lansing, Michigan. The corrections officers kept Jeffrey Clark confined in a hot jail cell for days during extremely hot weather causing him to die from dehydration.

  • $2.5M — Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death

    In July 2006, Ven Johnson and Rebecca Walsh obtained a $2.5 million jury verdict in Wayne County Circuit Court on behalf of a family whose loved one was killed through medical malpractice due to the negligent administering and monitoring of anesthetics during routine eye surgery.

  • $2.5M — Police Misconduct

    In 2009, Robert Giroux and Paul Broschay obtained a verdict of $2.5 million against Detroit Police officers Nzinga Moore and Deonne Dotson. The case was prosecuted in United States District Court – Eastern District of Michigan before the Honorable Denise Page Hood. The officers pulled over 22-year old Larry Jones for allegedly speeding. Officer Moore pulled Mr. Jones out of the car, punched him in the face and broke his jaw. Mr. Jones had to go through several surgeries and his jaw will never be completely healed.

  • $2.4M — Medical Malpractice

    Robert Giroux obtained a $2.4 million jury verdict for James Ykimoff for permanent nerve damage to his lower extremities sustained following bypass surgery at Foote Hospital.

  • $1.95M — Police Misconduct

    Clinton Township Police killed a man by asphyxiating him after being called to his home for a medical emergency. Five Clinton Township officers restrained Steven Spears on 23 Mile Road, face down, after using tasers on him repeatedly while handcuffed in a prone position. Mr. Spears was unable to breathe and died. Paul Broschay negotiated a settlement of $1.95 million on behalf of Mr. Spears’ Estate before the case went to trial.

  • $1.7M — Brain Injury

    Partner Ven Johnson obtained a $1.7 million verdict in Calhoun County Circuit Court before the Hon. James Kingsley for client Sandra VanDyke, who sustained a traumatic brain injury when she struck a downed Consumer Energy power line while riding her bicycle on July 5, 1999. "The jury found Consumer Energy was negligent when it did not guard or warn the general public about the power line," Johnson said. "The company had no safety equipment at the scene and thus failed to warn Mrs. VanDyke and others of the hazard."

  • $1.5M — Trucking Negligence

    In July 2007, Ven Johnson and Fieger Law obtained a $1.5 million jury verdict in U.S. Federal Court on behalf of the family of a man who was struck and killed by a truck on east-bound I-96.

  • $1.3M — Police Brutality

    Paul Broschay and Fieger Law recently secured a settlement of $1.3 million in Wethington Scott v City of Detroit. Scott, of Detroit, was killed by Detroit Police. "Police officers shot the young man while he was sitting in his car, claiming that he had assaulted them with a knife," said Broschay, who, along with Fieger Law artner Ven Johnson, argued the case in Wayne County Circuit Court.

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