How a Negligence Case Against the State of Washington Resulted in a $115 Million Verdict

In July of 2020, i a jury awarded the largest personal injury verdict ever against the state of Washington.ii This was a $115 million award to the maternal grandparents of two boys murdered by their father during visitation.iii This article will analyze the verdict: why it was awarded, and what we can learn from it.

Discovery Abuse May Have Cost Defendant $120 Million

  When faced with potentially harmful evidence, it is best to accept responsibility and face the situation head on, instead of playing games and trying to hide evidence. Using tactics like this is not likely to endear the jury to an attorney, and may fuel their anger, leading to larger verdicts.   1. Equihua v.