JURY VERDICT Building Dream Home Becomes Nightmare
$525,000 Jury Verdict
In February 2016, a Clay County, Missouri, Jury awarded over half a million dollars to a Clay County family cheated by a real estate agent. The agent failed to disclose environmental contamination resulting from a pipeline rupture and the release of thousands of gallons of gasoline into the neighborhood in the sale of their dream home.
Following a three-day trial, the Jury awarded $150,000 in actual damages, $375,000 of punitive damages. Following the trial, the judge awarded Trial Attorney Thomas K. Mendel $56,315 in attorneys' fees at an hourly rate of $350 per hour.
Practice area(s): Fraud, Civil Litigation
Court: Clay County Circuit Court