Judge Rules in Favor of Road Contractor

Client: Elmo Greer and Sons
Open date: July 2008
Close date: September 25, 2009
Client role: Defendant

Fisher et al. v. Elmo Greer and Sons

This case concerned the duties a road contractor owes to the traveling public while completing work on an interstate highway. Plaintiffs sustained severe physical injuries when the vehicle in which they were passengers was struck from behind by another motorist, leaving one of the Plaintiffs as a paraplegic. The Plaintiffs’ vehicle had stopped due to congestion from road construction further ahead on the highway.  Plaintiffs alleged that the road contractor failed to use appropriate safety measures and signs to warn motorists of possible traffic stoppages. 

Outcome

We obtained Summary Judgment in favor of the road contractor from Judge Karen Caldwell of the Eastern District of Kentucky. Plaintiffs' settlement demand was over $1 million dollars prior to the ruling on the Motion for Summary Judgment.

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