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Judge: Ravi Sandill
Court: 127th District Court, Harris County, Texas
Defendant's Attorney: Rusty Hardin and S. Brad Brown
Description: Houston, TX: Personal injury lawyers represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on an auto negligence theory claiming to have suffered injuries and/or damages as a direct result to being hit by van while working at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Ulysses Hughes was "wing walking" a departing aircraft at the airport when he was hit by a van driven by Willis. He was instantly paralyzed from the chest down and later suffered a stroke.
Plaintiff claimed past medical bills totaled $2 million and $30 million for future medical bills. The 18-page verdict form listed 20 different categories of compensatory damages.
Outcome: The jury found in Plaintiff's favor in the amount of $325.7 million.