There has been much talk of course about the stunning reversal of fortune for the plaintiff in Pelletier v. Sordoni/Skanska upon the Connecticut Supreme Court's overturn of the judgment. The amount at stake, from a jury's verdict and accrued interest, totaled more than $41 million. That is a massive amount of money. The plaintiff, a construction worker severely injured by a falling beam, must have been devastated by this outcome. News of it must have hit his counsel, presumably on contingency, right in the pit of the stomach. Verdicts of that height come once in a lifetime and, for most personal injury lawyers, never.
A Total System Failure
The Connecticut Law Tribune
May 5, 2008
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