Judge/ DistrictCase Number & TitleType of CaseSettlement Demand & OfferVerdict /DateTrial/ Deliberation TimePlaintiff's AttorneyDefendant's Attorney

Bexar County

David Berchelman 99-CI-12690 Steve Williams v Engineer Explosive Services Worksite Accident - Plaintiff assistant powderman suffered traumatic amputation of 8 fingers while sinking a barge to create an artificial reef.   $5,202,664 on July 10, 2000   Jeffrey Wigington of Harris & Watts (Corpus Christi), and P. Brian Berryman of Allen, Stein (San Antonio) Todd A. Prins (San Antonio)

Galveston County District Court

  93CV0986 Estate of Karen Norman v Honda of America Manufacturing Co. Inc. Product Liability - Estate alleges that plaintiff drowned when her seat belt would not release after her car rolled into a canal. Defense contended that plaintiff's intoxication impaired her judgment and motor skills.   $65,000,000 reduced to $48,750,000 for 25% comparative negligence on Mar. 16, 2000   Alton C. Todd (Alvin), Mark W. Stevens (Galveston), and Peter Muttart (Nova Scotia, Canada) David Pritchard and Jeffrey S. Hawkins of Hawkins & Young (San Antonio)

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