MOTOR VEHICLE: $750,000
Injuries claimed: Death
Court: Marathon County Circuit Court
Case name: Cassandra, James, Hunter and Elizabeth Armstrong (all minors) vs. Little Hernandez
Verdict & settlement: Settlement
Original amount sought: : $1 million
Original offer: $650,000
Special damages: Economic/pecuniary loss at $600,000 – $750,000
Date of incident: Dec. 19, 2005
Plaintiffs attorney (firm): David E. Sunby, Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C.
Defendants attorney (firm): Mark Klinner, Zalewski, Klinner & Kramer Insurance carrier: Wisconsin Muni-cipal Mutual Insurance
Plaintiffs expert witnesses: Jeff Peter-son, Skogen Engineering, Madison; Karl Egge, economist expert
Defendants expert witnesses: Un-known economist
Plaintiff counsel’s summary of the facts: Adverse county truck failed to yield and turned left in front of auto driven by Michelle Armstrong, 34-year-old mother of four minor children.
Plaintiff’s negligence theory: Failure to yield
Defendant’s position: Contributory negligence re: speed of Armstrong