Lisa Boyd was employed by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and worked
at their intermodal facility in Memphis. While working on moving a 40,000-pound
container from a truck to a railcar, a malfunction caused the container
to pin her between the container and the back of the truck it was being
removed from. She suffered physical injuries and PTSD. A jury in Memphis
awarded her $5,000,000 for her injuries. That award was reduced the trial
judge to $4,500,000.
Our client was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Although
three police officers
testified that they removed a firearm from his pocket, a federal jury
returned a verdict of not guilty.
Our 57-year-old client was working between tracks and suffered severe injuries
when a train struck him. After a three-week trial, the jury returned a
$5 million verdict for our client.
Our client was indicted on three counts of Aggravated Robbery. Two witnesses
testified they were “100% sure” when identifying the client.
There were serious questions about the quality of the investigation that
led to the client as a suspect. The jury agreed and acquitted the client
on all three counts.
The client was accused of two counts of aggravated assault arising out
of an incident at a parking lot in north Memphis. Two people testified
that the client had pistol-whipped them in the incident. Our office put
on the testimony of the only independent witness and the client testified.
After deliberating for about 30 minutes, the jury acquitted the client
on all charges.
The state of Tennessee charged our client with the rape of a child. Despite
a 22-page confession, a jury found the client not guilty on all counts.
Our client was accused of insurance fraud for arranging the destruction
of his own pickup truck. A Shelby County jury exonerated him and awarded damages.
Our client, an airline pilot, suffered permanent damage after slipping
on a substance on the floor of an airport lounge. Airline employees had
called ServiceMaster numerous times to clean the spill, but they had failed
to appear. A Shelby County jury returned a $1.2 million verdict against
ServiceMaster in favor of our client.
A railroad employee fell from an overpass, rendering him permanently disabled.
A Shelby County jury determined that the railroad had failed to maintain
the overpass safely and returned a $2 million verdict in favor of our
clients, members of the employee's family.
Our clients' relative died because paramedics negligently failed to
transport her to the hospital. In a wrongful death claim that we filed
against the City of Memphis, a Shelby County judge returned a $78,000
verdict in favor of our clients.