Verdicts & Settlements

Judge Awards Family Of Man Killed in Auto Accident

Claxton v. Singh $2.2 Million Verdict

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Date of Verdict: Jan. 6.

Court and Case No.: U.S. Middle District of Pa. No. 1:11-cv-00714.

Judge: William W. Caldwell.

Type of Action: Wrongful death.

Injuries: Death.

Plaintiffs Counsel: Scott B. Cooper, SchmidtKramer, Harrisburg.

Defense Counsel: None.

Comment: The family of a man who died in a fiery crash on Interstate 78 has been awarded a verdict of $2.2 million in a nonjury proceeding before a federal judge in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

That verdict includes $100,000 in punitive damages assessed against the owner of the trucking company.

Kamilah Claxton won summary judgment in November after the defendants, Sukhwinder Singh and the trucking company for which he worked, failed to file a brief in opposition to Claxton's motion, which was made in September. The verdict in Claxton v. Singh was issued after the court held a nonjury assessment of damages earlier this month.

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