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Congratulations to Rick J. Houghton and Brandon M. Hewitt

Thursday, November 15, 2018  


 Rick J. Houghton  Brandon M. Hewitt


GRBA members, Rick J. Houghton and Brandon M. Hewitt of Michigan Auto Law, received a jury award of $520,000 on October 26, 2018 in Ottawa County District Court following a 2-day trial.  The jury deliberated for 4.5 hours before returning the unanimous verdict in favor of the plaintiff.  The verdict was for 100% pain and suffering (non-economic damages).  The verdict was for a fractured toe that required surgery and developed into complex regional pain syndrome and permanent disability.  Following the proofs, the Court granted a directed verdict on negligence and that the plaintiff was injured generally.  The final offer before trial was $50,000 and the case evaluation was $80,000.

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Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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