Punitive Damages awarded by Jury in Whistleblower case.
MSS represented an employee who was wrongfully terminated by his employer after he raised concerns about paying overtime correctly. When our client brought these concerns to his employer he was fired the next day. We represented him in a 5 day trial in front of a jury where we were able to successfully receive a six figure verdict that covered lost wages and punitive damages.
Last Will and Testament leaving estate to Bank Teller, found to be invalid and revoked.
MSS represented a woman, whose brother passed away from end stage dementia. Just 4 months before his death and days before being committed to a locked memory unit for the remainder of his life, he changed his will and left his entire estate to his bank teller. Prior to that, and for the preceding 20 years, his sister had been his sole beneficiary, held medical power of attorney for him and was named as the personal representative of his estate. We tried this in front of a Judge and the Court found that the deceased was in a diminished state of mind at the time that he signed the new will, our client was reinstated as the personal representative and the proceeds of the estate were properly returned to his family.
Successful Insanity Verdict after Jury Trial in First Degree Arson Case.
Members of MSS represented a man, who was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease. He was accused of intentionally setting fire to the assisted living facility in which he was a resident. The jury found that although our client started the fire with the intention of burning down the facility, that he was not guilty by reason of mental illness.
Successful pre-trial resolution for client whose legs were crushed by a concrete truck and trailer.
MSS represented a man and his wife after the man was hit and nearly killed by an out of control truck/trailer combination. The truck lost traction on the ice while driving around another vehicle that was disabled in the road. The trailer and truck, after failing to make it up the hill, barreled backwards down the hill and pinned our client between the trailer and the other car, crushing both of his legs. The case was filed in State Court in Wyoming and was settled just before trial.
Toxic Chemical Exposure
Meyer, Shaffer & Stepans is representing the surviving family of a young man who died from a rare form of cancer after being exposed to highly toxic chemicals while working in the Bakken oil field of North Dakota. The case was ultimately filed in state court in Texas, and the Firm is working on the case with a law firm in that jurisdiction.