Verdicts & Settlements

The following is a very small sampling of verdicts and settlements Riley & Jackson has obtained for its clients. If you would like to know more about results we have achieved in a particular area of litigation, please contact us.

HealthSouth Corporation Securities Litigation U.S.
District Court, Northern District of Alabama

$700,000,000.00
in combined cash and stock. This securities litigation lawsuit filed on behalf of HealthSouth’s stockholders claims that HealthSouth Corporation, Ernst & Young LLP, and UBS AG and UBS Securities, LLC engaged in a multi-year fraudulent scheme, which caused the artificial inflation of the price of HealthSouth securities during the stockholder class period in violation of the federal securities laws.

Anonymous v. Anonymous
Circuit Court of Jefferson County

$15,000,000 Settlement
18-wheeler collision case.

Estate of Mary L. Watson v. St. Vincent’s Hospital ,
Circuit Court of Jefferson County, CV-03-0983.

$4,000,000.00 Jury Verdict
In this medical malpractice case that Riley Jackson lawyers tried with another attorney, Mary Watson died during a surgical procedure when she was given general anesthesia while suffering from hypovolemia.

Berman Bros. Iron & Metal Co., Inc., et al. v. Harmon-Dennis-Bradshaw, Inc.,
Circuit Court of Jefferson County, CV-15-902698.

$1,750,000
Verdict. Riley & Jackson proved at trial that a commercial insurance agent procured inadequate insurance coverage for a smelting operation owned by Berman Bros., which suffered a devastating fire loss.

Estate of Patricia Walsh v. Amstan Logistics, Inc.
United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama

Confidential Settlement
18-wheeler case in which Patricia Walsh died after being struck from behind. For information on 18-wheeler cases click here. For comments from Mrs. Walsh’s widower, Roger Walsh, please see our Testimonials page.

Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation,
MDL No. 13-2441, United States District Court, District of Minnesota,

$2,952,500
in recoveries for individuals, with multiple claims still pending

Baldwin County, Mobile County, Dauphin Island, and Bayou la Batre v. BP Production & Exploration, Inc.
United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
$14,326,946 Settlements BP spill litigation.

HPrivate companies v. BP Production & Exploration, Inc.
United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

$11,879,616.59
in Awards BP spill litigation.

Gill v. Agape Village, L.L.C.,
Circuit Court of Jefferson County

CV-13-900436
Confidential Settlement, Specialty Care Assisted Living Facility Malpractice Case

Timothy Aaron v. John A. Just, M.D.
Circuit Court of Etowah County

$3,250,000 Jury Verdict
The firm settled this medical malpractice case against two defendants prior to trial for a total of $1 million. The case proceeded to trial against Dr. John Just. For information on Medical Malpractice cases, click here.

Anonymous v. Anonymous
Circuit Court of Mobile County

$2,900,000 Settlement
In a medical malpractice brought on behalf of a minor child, Riley Jackson attorneys argued that the child suffered nerve injuries in both of his legs due to medical negligence that occurred during a surgical procedure that should never have been performed.

Estate of Rousseau v. Anonymous,
Circuit Court of Jefferson County,

Confidential Settlement, Airplane Crash

Anonymous v. Anonymous
Circuit Court of Etowah County

$1,100,000 Settlement
Medical malpractice case involving a permanent neurological injury.

Anonymous v. Anonymous
Confidential Settlement

Failed Lumbar Spinal Fusion Rod Injury

Anonymous v. Anonymous
Confidential Settlement

Defective Shoulder Implant

Anonymous v. Anonymous
Circuit Court of Jefferson County, CV-13-902101

Confidential Settlement
Premises liability case that settled just before trial.

Anonymous v. Anonymous
Circuit Court of Jefferson County

$1,800,000 Settlement
Medical malpractice case involving failures by the nursing staff of a Birmingham hospital to recognize opioid-induced respiratory depression following the administration of pain medications in the emergency room.

Estate of Rayford Schrimsher v. Charter Communications, Inc.
United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama

$1,500,000.00 Jury Verdict
Rayford Schrimsher was driving his motorcycle when a truck being driven by a Charter employee pulled out from a side road and struck Mr. Schrimsher. Mr. Schrimsher died on the scene as a result of his injuries. For information on Motor Vehicle Accident cases, click here.

Covin v. Anonymous
Circuit Court of Jefferson County

Confidential Settlement, Medical Malpractice Case

Wendell Garner v. Eric M. Leslie and G-UB-MK Constructors
Circuit Court of Jackson County

$525,000 Jury Verdict
Wendell Garner suffered a peroneal nerve injury and resulting foot drop when a truck driven by G-UB-MK employee Eric Leslie backed over Mr. Garner’s legs.

Sirote & Permutt, Inc. v. Thomson Reuters, Inc., et al.
American Arbitration Association

Confidential Settlement
Our firm represented a large law firm in this dispute over the functionality of software sold to it by the Respondents in the case. The software failed to function as advertised and intended and caused our client to lose a significant amount of revenue.

Estate of Michael Cooper v. AT&T Corp
United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
$3,500,000.00 Settlement
Michael Cooper was driving when a truck driven by an AT&T employee crossed the center line and struck Mr. Cooper’s van. Mr. Cooper died several days later. For information on Motor Vehicle Accident cases click here. For comments from Mr. Cooper’s widow, Eloise Cooper, please see our Testimonials page.

WorldCom Litigation
Confidential Settlements

Firm attorneys Rob Riley and Kallie Lunsford successfully resolved arbitrations against Citi for over 1,200 investors defrauded in the WorldCom scandal. For information on Securities cases click here.

First Physicians Management, Inc. v. Electronic Health Care Systems, Inc.
Circuit Court of Jefferson County

Confidential Settlement
A medical services organization (“MSO”) purchased electronic billing software to enable it to submit payment claims on behalf of physicians and hospitals to health insurance companies. The software not only failed to function as intended by failing to submit the insurance claims, it also failed to notify the MSO that the software was not submitting the claims.

Lancaster v. The Guardian Insurance Co. of America
United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama

Confidential Settlement
David Lancaster was diagnosed with multliple sclerosis and was eventually unable to work. He was denied the full value of his disability insurance.

Bush/Paisley, et al. v. Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co., Ltd., et al.
United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

Settled
These residential construction defect cases involved defective Chinese drywall installed in our clients’ respective homes.

Almond/Bearden, et al. v. McNeal & Douglas, LLC, et al.
Various Courts

Confidential Settlement
Legal malpractice cases.

Estate of Willie Hollie v. Lafayette Nursing Home
Circuit Court of Chambers County

Confidential Settlement
In this nursing home malpractice case, Willie Hollie died of sepsis resulting from peritonitis that was caused by an improperly positioned PEG tube.

Canty v. Alabama’s Children’s Health System, Inc.
Circuit Court of Jefferson County

Confidential Settlement
This medical malpractice case involved the tragic and avoidable death of an 18-month-old child.

Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Birmingham, Inc. v. Devere Construction Co., Inc.
Circuit Court of Jefferson County

Confidential Settlement
Commercial construction case in which a Birmingham-based church paid for the construction of a large worship and educational facility that it was unable to occupy because of structural defects.

Small v. UNUM Group Corporation
Circuit Court of Jefferson County

Confidential Settlement
Disability insurance case involving Patrick Small’s injury after being struck by a car while riding his bike. Mr. Small manifested signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury in the year following his accident.

Auld v. Anonymous
Circuit Court of Mobile County

Confidential Settlement
Brandon Auld was born with a left unilateral complete cleft of the primary and secondary palate. During surgery to repair his cleft palate, a series of medical errors occurred that resulted in Brandon dying of anoxic encephalopathy.

Estate of Leobardo Perez-Zuniga v. Anonymous
Circuit Court of Jefferson County

$1,150,000 Settlement
Mr. Perez-Zuniga was killed and other occupants of his vehicle were injured when he was struck head-on in a car accident. For information on Motor Vehicle Accident cases click here.

Schultz v. Professional Asset Strategies, LLC
FINRA Dispute Resolution

$478,908 Arbitration Award Plus Pre-Judgment Interest
In this securities litigation case, a money manager stole funds belonging to Howard Schultz to support a gambling addiction. For information on securities cases click here.

Rainer v. York Truck Plaza, Inc.
Circuit Court of Sumter County

Confidential Settlement
Gary Rainer slipped in water and broke his hip when entering the restroom at a BP. The case settled after mediation.

Estate of Hugh King v. Anonymous
United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama

Confidential Settlement
Hugh King was placed on a radiology table at a major Alabama hospital to undergo an x-ray. The table was raised forward without any fall precautions in place, and Mr. King fell forward and struck his head on the floor, suffering a fatal subdural hematoma and intraparenchymal hemorrhage. For information on Medical Malpractice cases, click here.

Modder v. Unity Financial Life Insurance Co.
Circuit Court of Jefferson County

Confidential Settlement
Unity Financial had captive agents authorized to sell burial insurance to customers of our client who were located within our client’s building. Our client, a local funeral home, offered both pre-need burial contracts and insurance policies that would cover the cost of a burial. The Unity representatives were forging the signatures of our client’s customers to sham insurance applications, utilizing our client’s operating funds to pay the premium for the insurance, and pocketing commissions paid to them by Unity, all without our client’s knowledge. After our office obtained over 150 affidavits from individuals whose names were forged to insurance applications, the case settled.

Carroll v. Marshall Medical Center South, et al.
Circuit Court of Marshall County

Confidential Settlement
Jalen Carroll suffered from epilepsy and was experiencing a seizure when a nurse at Marshall Medical Center South placed an IV into Jalen’s artery rather than his vein. The anti-seizure medication Dilantin was then injected into the artery and immediately began damaging the arterial wall. Because of that medication error and a series of subsequent physician errors at Marshall Medical Center South and later at Children’s Hospital, Jalen ultimately suffered an amputation of his arm.

Burrow v. Dryvit Systems, Inc., et al.
Circuit Court of Jefferson County

Confidential Settlement
In a residential construction defect case, a Birmingham couple was forced to pay approximately $1,100,000 in remediation costs because of poor workmanship, defective synthetic stucco cladding, and resulting termite damage.

Roskam v. Benson Custom Homes, Inc., et al.
Circuit Court of Shelby County

Confidential Settlement
In this residential construction case, a Shelby County couple moved into their new home, only to discover within the first few years that the EIFS cladding system had been improperly applied. The Roskams were forced to remove the cladding and reclad their home with brick at significant expense.

Technipro PTY, Ltd. v. Scandipharm, Inc.
Circuit Court of Jefferson County

Confidential Settlement
This breach of contract and fraud case between Australian and Alabama pharmaceutical and medical device distributors involved distribution rights for cystic fibrosis medication in Australia and New Zealand, with our client alleging it paid Scandipharm for the distribution rights based upon Scandipharm’s misrepresentation that it had licensed the rights from the manufacturer of the medications when our client later learned it had not. The case settled after four days of trial.

Estate of Marjorie Corporon v. Diversicare, Inc.
Circuit Court of Russell County

Confidential Settlement
Marjorie Corporon was a resident of Canterbury Health Facility. She developed an impaction, which the nursing home did not recognize or respond to in a timely manner or appropriately. Ms. Corporon died as a result of her impaction. For information on Nursing Home Malpractice, click here.

Estate of Corine Jackson v. Living Centers East, Inc.
Circuit Court of Dallas County

Confidential Settlement
This nursing home malpractice case involved the death of Corine Jackson, who died of sepsis resulting from infected pressure sores.

Houston v. Curtis White Development Co., LLC, et al.
Circuit Court of Jefferson County

Confidential Settlement
David and Carrie Houston purchased a new home in Leeds, Alabama, and later discovered numerous construction defects. The case settled at mediation.