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Case of the Month July 2016

$350K Settlement for Parking Meter Jeep MVA

DeTaege v. Ross

Case Type:
Vehicle Negligence - Truck Accident
Vehicle Negligence - Head-On


Specific Liability:
Operating a vehicle while intoxicated and at excessive speed

General Injury:
General Emotional Distress: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Rotator Cuff

Jurisdiction:
State: Wisconsin
Court: Circuit Court of Wisconsin, Eighth Judicial District, Brown County.



Case Name:
DeTaege v. Ross

Docket/File Number:
2013-CV-001427

Result Amount:
$350,000


Result Date:
March 23, 2016

Judge:
Donald R. Zuidmulder

Attorneys:
Plaintiff: Byron B. Conway, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Green Bay, WI
Defendant: Clayton L. Riddle, Peterson, Johnson & Murray S.C., Milwaukee, WI

Result Type:
Settlement

Experts:
Plaintiff: Not reported
Defendant: Not reported

Breakdown of Award:
Settlement, $350,000
Total Compensatory Award: $350,000

Summary of Facts:
According to the plaintiff's lawyer, Robert DeTaege, an adult male, claimed he suffered a rotator cuff tear and post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of an automobile collision in which the parking meter Jeep he was operating was struck by a rental truck operated by defendant Christopher Ross, which caused extensive damage to the front end of his Jeep. The plaintiff contended the defendant operated the vehicle while intoxicated and traveled at approximately 90 m.p.h. at the time of the collision.

Court: Circuit Court of Wisconsin, Eighth Judicial District, Brown County.

Westlaw Citation:
2016 WL 3087349


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