Sep 2, 2021
Baker Sterchi Obtains Defense Verdict in State Court for Trucking Client
After a week-long trial in Missouri State Court, Baker Sterchi successfully obtained a defense verdict in a wrongful death claim. Defendants were a trucking company and its driver. Plaintiff alleged the driver could have avoided the interstate accident, which resulted in the death of her husband. The case involved significant pretrial motion practice. At trial, multiple experts testified for the parties. Plaintiff asked the jury for $3M. Ultimately, after a hard-fought battle, the jury agreed with the defense position.