Verdicts & Settlements:
*Pete Cline initiated and served as lead co-counsel in a class action gender discrimination civil rights lawsuit against a retail grocery chain operating in seven southern states which resulted in a $14 million recovery for the female employees and instituted a reporting and job tracking system to insure the appropriate advancement into management of qualified females. This litigation shattered the "glass ceiling" that kept females from advancing into management positions.
*Pete Cline won a $5.85 million jury verdict for an underground contract coal mining company that lost a profitable mine to flooding attributable to inaccurate mine maps prepared by the coal company that owned the mine. The plaintiff successfully proved to the jury that the engineering department of the mine owner violated four mandatory mine safety statutes in its preparation of mine maps the plaintiff was required to follow in its course of mining resulting in the cut into abandoned old mine works which flooded the plaintiff's mine with 460 million gallons of black water. That verdict is currently on appeal before the Kentucky Supreme Court.
*Our firm recovered a substantial structured settlement for a three year old child who suffered a closed head injury from a rear end collision by a Kentucky Department of Highways vehicle. The proceeds of that settlement will insure the child a lifetime of cash benefits for his care and maintenance as an adult.
*We also obtained a substantial structured settlement for an eighteen year old who was struck by a speeding vehicle while working as a flagman on a road construction project. Our client suffered a substantial impairment of his ability to earn, and the settlement provided him with steady income for the remainder of his life.
*We recently obtained a $725,000 settlement for a hospital against its insurer for failure to provide coverage under an employment liability insurance endorsement. That lawsuit claimed damages for bad faith on the part of the insurer in refusing coverage under an ambiguously written endorsement. Under Kentucky law, if an insurance contract is confusing as to the coverage it provides, it must be construed and interpreted in favor of the insured rather than the insurance company that wrote the policy.
*We also recently obtained a confidential policy limits recovery from the Kentucky Department of Highways and an insured vehicle for the wrongful death of a telephone company employee who died after being struck by a vehicle involved in a collision in an intersection that failed to contain appropriate stop signage. The decedent was repairing a shoulder level telephone switchbox when impacted by the vehicle.
*We have successfully resolved dozens of motor vehicle injury claims through settlement. Our firm currently represents a minor child struck by a vehicle while sitting stationary at a stop sign on a moped, and a child struck by a vehicle while walking through a crosswalk at a retail grocery store. If you have been injured, contact the Cline Law Firm for competent and compassionate representation.