Provost-Humphrey verdict listed in top 100 verdicts
The National Law Journal recently announced one of Provost-Umphrey’s 2013 verdicts was listed in the Top 100 Verdicts in the nation. The $32 million verdict against Dominos Pizza, is believed to be one of, if not the, largest actual damages verdict ever returned against Dominos Pizza. The verdict is ranked 60th in the nation and fifth in Texas for 2013.
On Aug. 11, 2012 a Dominos delivery driver lost control of his vehicle and hit a car carrying Devavaram and Ruth Christopher of Beaumont. Ruth Christopher died the following morning and Devavaram was left with a permanent traumatic brain injury. The cause of the accident was later determined to be the defective, worn tires on the delivery vehicle, one of which was without any tread. The delivery driver, rushing to meet Dominos Pizza’s internal 30-minute delivery rule, was also cited for Failure to Control Speed. Ruth Christopher was 65 years old and Devavaram Christopher is now 70. The couple had spent the last 20 years of their life serving as Christian missionaries.
Chip Ferguson and Larry Hunter of Provost-Umphrey represented the Christopher family. Chip Ferguson is a Provost-Umphrey equity partner and a Board Certified personal injury trial attorney with extensive product liability and personal injury expertise. Larry Hunter is a time-tested trial attorney across several field of practice including personal injury and business litigation.
In this annual special report, The National Law Journal looks at the 100 highest jury verdicts of the previous year, as reported by affiliate VerdictSearch based on its surveys of the nation’s courts, reports from attorneys and reporting by ALM Media LLC publications to compile the list.
For over 40 years, Provost-Umphrey’s mission has remained to seek justice for those most in need – those who have suffered a personal injury or death due to the wrongful conduct of others. Our attorneys fight for our clients nationwide with offices in Beaumont and Houston Texas, Little Rock, Arkansas and Nashville, Tennessee. Led by Walter Umphrey, Provost-Umphrey continues to be one of the most successful trial law firms in the nation by remaining Hard-Working Lawyers for Hard-Working People.