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Selected Verdicts, Recoveries & Settlements

Simmerman Law has a proven and significant history of securing results for its clients. We have obtained tens of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients across West Virginia. Below is a partial listing of some of Simmerman Law’s verdicts, settlements and resolutions.

$20 MILLION – GENERAL LITIGATION.
Breach of contract recovery obtained for regional business

DEFENSE VERDICT OBTAINED FOR ENGINEERING FIRM AFTER FIVE DAY TRIAL IN THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA – VERDICT CONFIRMED ON APPEAL BY THE FOURTH CIRCUIT AFTER ORAL ARGUMENT – CONSTRUCTION DISPUTE.

MULTI MILLION DOLLAR RECOVERY – INSURANCE DISPUTE.
Insurance bad faith/breach of contract recovery for failure to pay proceeds under commercial liability and commercial umbrella policies.

SUMMARY JUDGMENT OBTAINED FOR OIL AND NATURAL GAS EXPLORATION AND ACQUISITION COMPANY IN CASE INVOLVING CLAIMS OF TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE.

MULTI MILLION DOLLAR RECOVERY – GENERAL LITIGATION.
Breach of contract recovery for oil and gas operator.

SUMMARY RELIEF OBTAINED FOR MEDICAL GROUP IN CASE INVOLVING CLAIMS OF UNFAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES – CONSUMER LITIGATION.

MULTI MILLION DOLLAR RECOVERY.
Product liability action relating to defective and negligent design of car parts causing substantial personal injuries.

SIGNIFICANT AWARD OF ATTORNEY FEES FOR CLIENT IN CASE INVOLVING BREACHES OF CONTRACT RELATED TO COMMERCIAL LEASE AGREEMENT.

$2.25 MILLION.
Medical malpractice recovery on behalf of family of a woman who died as a result of a failure to timely diagnose an infectious process.

SEVEN FIGURE RECOVERY.
Oil and gas matter involving surface use agreements, transportation and pipeline agreements and access road issues.

MULTI MILLION DOLLAR RECOVERY.
Breach of contract action.

SUMMARY JUDGMENT OBTAINED FOR REGIONAL BUSINESS IN CASE INVOLVING CLAIMS AGAINST CITY OF MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA – CONFIRMED ON APPEAL BY THE WEST VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT – GENERAL LITIGATION.

SEVEN FIGURE RECOVERY – INSURANCE DISPUTE.
Claims of bad faith and breach of contract against life insurance company. Case settled on the court-house steps.

DEFENSE AWARD OBTAINED AT ARBITRATION FOR CLIENT – CONSTRUCTION DISPUTE.

$937,500 RECOVERY – GENERAL LITIGATION.
Relief obtained from West Virginia University in case involving claimed violations of the West Virginia procurement laws.

SUMMARY RELIEF OBTAINED FOR OIL AND NATURAL GAS EQUIPMENT DESIGNER/MANUFACTURER IN CASE INVOLVING PRODUCT LIABILITY CLAIMS – PRODUCT LIABILITY/WRONGFUL DEATH.

SIX FIGURE RECOVERY – GENERAL LITIGATION.
Relief obtained for local business in case involving claims against national oil and gas operation and production company.

SUBSTANTIAL RECOVERY – OIL AND GAS TRESPASS.
Substantial recovery for mineral owner against oil and gas operator in case involving claims of trespass, conversion and breach of contract.

SIX FIGURE RECOVERY – GENERAL LITIGATION.
Relief obtained for local business owner in case involving claims against regional trucking company.

SIX FIGURE RECOVERY – WORKPLACE INJURY.
Recovery for injured oil and gas worker. Case involved claims of product liability, negligence and deliberate intent.

SIX FIGURE RECOVERY – WORKPLACE INJURY.
Recovery for injured coal miner. Case involved claims of product liability, negligence and deliberate intent.

SIX FIGURE RECOVERY – INSURANCE DISPUTE.
Recovery for local woman based upon bad faith of insurance company.

SIX FIGURE RECOVERY – WORKPLACE INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH.
Recovery on behalf of estate of local man who died while in the care of a local nursing home. Case involved claims of professional negligence, nursing home negligence and wrongful death.

SIX FIGURE RECOVERY – MINERAL TRESPASS.
Recovery against national oil and gas operators and production companies in case involving claims of mineral trespass, unjust enrighment.

SIX FIGURE RECOVERY – MOTOR VEHICLE INJURY.
Car collision resulting in serious, but non-fatal personal injuries. Insurance company originally denied coverage – case ultimately settled for policy limits after litigation of insurance bad faith.

SIX FIGURE RECOVERY – OIL AND GAS TRESPASS – SURFACE USE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH MARCELLUS SHALE OPERATIONS/DEVELOPMENT.
Substantial recovery for real property owner against oil and gas company in matter involving claims of trespass, unjust enrichment and conversion.

SUBSTANTIAL AWARD IN CONDEMNATION PROCEEDING.
Substantial recovery for real property owner in condemnation/eminent domain proceeding – recovery substantially exceeded best and final offer made by the government agency.

DEFENSE AWARD OBTAINED IN ARBITRATION FOR LOCAL EMPLOYER – NO DAMAGES AWARDED TO CLAIMANT.
Obtained defense award for local employer in labor arbitration – after trial to arbiter.

$525,000 AWARD AFTER TRIAL BEFORE COURT OF CLAIMS IN CASE AGAINST WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY.
West Virginia Court of Claims ordered West Virginia University to pay $525,000 after multiple day trial before the Court of Claims. Court of Claims specifically found that West Virginia University failed to fulfill contractual obligations in dispute with former vendor for West Virginia University athletic events.

SIX FIGURE RECOVERY – TRUCKING INJURY.
High speed collision that occurred on Interstate 79 in Harrison County, West Virginia wherein multiple individuals were injured.

SIX FIGURE RECOVERY – GENERAL LITIGATION.
Claim against local nursing home for improper treatment of elderly patient.

OBTAINED INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR LOCAL TRUCKING COMPANY AFTER INSURER REPEATEDLY DENIED INSURANCE COVERAGE.

SIX FIGURE RECOVERY – GENERAL LITIGATION.
Recovery for local executive against former employer. Case involved claims of breach of contract, violations of the wage payment and collection act, and wrongful termination in violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act.

SIX FIGURE RECOVERY – GENERAL LITIGATION.

NEGOTIATED OIL AND NATURAL GAS AGREEMENTS ON THOUSANDS OF MINERAL ACRES ACROSS WEST VIRGINIA

SIX FIGURE RECOVERY – GENERAL LITIGATION.
Six figure recovery obtained for local family in oil and gas royalty dispute involving claims of breach of contract, unjust enrichment and conversion of mineral assets.

SUBSTANTIAL RECOVERY – GENERAL LITIGATION.
Substantial recovery obtained for local physician in case involving breach of contract, violation of the Antitrust Act, and unjust enrichment claims against regional hospital.

SIX FIGURE RECOVERY – GENERAL LITIGATION.
Six figure recovery obtained for local executive level employee in case involving violations of the West Virginia Whistleblower Law and breach of contract.

SIX FIGURE RECOVERY. WORKPLACE INJURY.
Industrial injury resulting from a company exposing a contractor to unsafe working conditions without proper fall protection. Case was evaluated and turned down by other local law firms.

SIX FIGURE RECOVERY. WORKPLACE INJURY.
Workplace injury in oil and gas field. Case involved claims of deliberate intent, negligence and product liability.

SIX FIGURE RECOVERY. TRUCKING INJURY.
Case involved claims on behalf of individual against trucking company. Multiple violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations were exposed in discovery.

SIX FIGURE RECOVERY – CAR WRECK – HIT BY DRUNK DRIVER.
Harrison County, West Virginia motor vehicle collusion resulting in serious personal injuries caused by drunk driver.

OBTAINED INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR LOCAL BUSINESS AFTER REPEATED DENIALS BY INSURANCE COMPANY.
Simmerman Law was able, after substantial effort, to obtain insurance coverage for a local business after substantial insurance coverage denials by the local business’s insurance company.

SUBSTANTIAL RECOVERY IN CAR WRECK LAWSUIT IN CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA.
After nearly two years of litigation in the Circuit Court of Harrison County, West Virginia a substantial recovery was obtained for a local family in a case involving a car wreck which occurred on Route 50 in Harrison County, West Virginia.