Duffy firm Again Makes PaLaw’s Top Verdicts List
A five-week motor vehicle accident trial resulting in a $15.7 million verdict against a Toyota dealer was one of Pennsylvania's largest verdicts of 2013, according to the PaLaw Annual Report on the Legal Profession.
In the matter, Duffy + Partners represented a Philadelphia doctor in a five-week trial where a jury awarded those funds to the doctor and occupants of a car she had rented, after an accident stripped her of the use of her left arm and her medical practice. Attorneys for a Toyota dealer under contract to provide maintenance on the vehicle argued that the client had been speeding and the car hydroplaned, but the firm prevailed in persuading jurors that it was mechanical failure due to faulty maintenance and service.
Lewis v. Central City Toyota was listed as the fifth largest personal injury award and the thirteenth largest award overall in the state.
American Lawyer Media compiles this annual report to show how law firms in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania place in a number of areas, such as financials, growth, and geographical reach.