Dormer Harpring Trial Win

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K.C. Harpring and Sean Dormer obtained a plaintiff’s verdict recently in a trial in Boulder District Court against Mark Gauthier of the Ross-Shannon Law firm.

DH’s client was injured in a low-speed rear-end car crash, but he also caused a second (high-speed) crash only four months later. Mark Gauthier was retained by Allstate to represent the at-fault driver in the first crash. Mr. Gauthier argued that the second crash caused the majority of DH’s client’s injuries and requested a complete defense verdict.


Despite a litany of objections by Mr.
Gauthier and numerous unfavorable rulings by the court, the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff in the amount of $11,990.03. After the addition of interest and costs, the award will be approximately 15 times Allstate’s initial offer of settlement and almost double its final offer before trial.

“We believed in our client and we wanted a much bigger win,” said Sean after the verdict, “but it feels really good to have a jury find for us in the face of so many obstacles. We owe a lot to our co-workers, friends, and family for helping us so much in getting ready.”

Mr. Gauthier and the Ross-Shannon Law firm have decades of experience representing the financial interests of insurance companies and corporations, and have obtained numerous defense verdicts in similar cases.

DH and the firm’s client are considering whether to appeal the court’s objection rulings, request a new trial, and seek a more full measure of justice.

My Promises – Sean Dormer

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The Trial Lawyer’s College is dedicated to training and educating lawyers and judges who are committed to the jury system and to representing and obtaining justice for individuals; the poor, the injured, the forgotten, the voiceless, the defenseless and the damned, and to protecting the rights of such people from corporate and government oppression. In all of its activities, the Trial Lawyer’s College will foster and nourish an open atmosphere of caring for people regardless of their race, age, creed, religion, national origin, physical abilities, gender or sexual orientation.

– The Trial Lawyer’s College Mission Statement

 

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Dormer Harpring, LLC Obtains $1.77 Million Jury Verdict for Client

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Kate v. Dillon Companies, Inc., d.b.a. King Soopers, Inc., Boulder County District Court Case No.2016CV30085
Following a 5-day trial in Boulder, Colorado, Dormer Harpring obtained a jury verdict for our client in a difficult slip-and-fall claim against King Soopers (the Kroger Company).

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