09/28/2017

Markins Secures Defense Verdict in Jury Trial

Michael P. Markins, a partner in the firm's Charleston office, recently received a complete defense verdict for his client, Tunneling & Grouting Plus in a jury trial in Upshur County, West Virginia.

The case involved a physical altercation between a contractor estimating an underground boring project for a national natural gas company and a local property owner.  Plaintiffs alleged that the contractor was an agent of Tunneling & Grouting Plus and, therefore, responsible for the conduct of the contractor and the consequences of the altercation, including the resulting back surgery.

After a three day trial, the jury concluded that the contractor was not an agent of Tunneling & Grouting Plus and, therefore, not liable for the incident.