Partners in our Las Vegas office, Michael Edwards and Ryan Loosvelt, recently obtained summary judgment in their national retailer client’s favor on all claims.  The premises liability case alleged permanent spine, wrist, and leg injuries with a life care plan asserting over $1 million in damages.  They also successfully obtained an attorney’s fee and cost award in their client’s favor, which they used as leverage to obtain dismissal of the plaintiff’s appeal and a full and final resolution of the case.

 

Messner Reeves partners Caleb Meyer and Adam Royval successfully defended claims against their client in a four-day jury trial in Jefferson County, Colorado arising from a motor vehicle accident. The plaintiffs claimed damages for extensive lien-financed medical treatment and one plaintiff alleged they needed a lifetime of radiofrequency ablations totaling nearly $1.5 million until just before trial. Within thirty minutes of deliberation, the jury delivered a full defense verdict in favor of Messner Reeves’ client.

On February 3, 2020, Messner Reeves’ attorney Christine Atwood successfully defended a national automobile insurance company in a jury trial in Reno, Nevada. The plaintiff claimed damages for past and future medical treatment and pain and suffering allegedly caused by a rear-end accident. The jury awarded $0 in damages and returned a defense verdict after only 11 minutes of deliberation.

Messner Reeves’ Partners Doug Wolanske and Kate Bailey prevailed on behalf of their client, an orthopedic surgeon, during a jury trial in El Paso County, Colorado. Trial began on January 27, 2020, and after 5 days of evidence, the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed all claims against the surgeon rather than let the case go to verdict.

July 11, 2019  -  Messner Reeves’ Partners Katherine Otto and Haley Maglieri obtained a defense verdict on behalf of their client in Jefferson County District Court. The Plaintiffs claimed the Defendants breached their contract and acted negligently, causing structural damage requiring replacement of a commercial roof. Plaintiffs requested $717,000 in damages. After a four-day jury trial, the jury found in favor of Messner Reeves’ client.

LAS VEGAS, NV - June 14, 2019  -  Partners Caleb Meyer and Renee Finch successfully defended their client, a national automobile insurance company, after a five-day jury trial in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Plaintiff claimed the need for lumbar fusion surgery after a rear end accident and requested $781,000 in damages. The jury awarded $0 in damages and delivered a full defense verdict in favor of Messner Reeves’ client.

June 12, 2019  -  Messner Reeves’ Partners Doug Wolanske and Simone Montoya prevailed on behalf of their client, an Orthopedic Surgeon in Douglas County, CO. The Plaintiff’s counsel asked the jury to award between $1.5 and $2 million in damages. After a seven-day jury trial, the jury found no negligence and no causation in favor of Messner Reeves’ client.

Las Vegas, NV - May 2, 2019 - Plaintiff claimed bodily injuries exceeding $1.1 million stemming from a 2013 auto accident. Partners Caleb Meyer and Renee Finch defended the case, and after a six-day jury trial in Las Vegas, Nevada, the jury returned a defense verdict in favor of Messner Reeves’ client. 

March 11, 2019Doug Wolanske and Kate Bailey prevailed on behalf of a Glenwood Springs, Colorado hospital after a six-day medical negligence jury trial. Plaintiff’s counsel asked the jury to award $1.2 million in damages. The jury returned the defense verdict with less than an hour of deliberations. 

Partner Craig Humphrey and Associate Paul Sande prevailed with a favorable defense verdict in San Bernardino Superior Court of California following an eight-day jury trial. After being rear-ended at 20 miles per hour, the plaintiff had two spinal injuries that required fusion surgery. The plaintiff asked the jury for an award of past and future damages of nearly $1.9 million. The jury returned a verdict of $70,890, a mere 11.5% of the plaintiff’s requested damages.

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