$3,300,000 for Failure of Boat Seat
Jeanne, a school bus driver, was standing on a recreational motor boat, holding onto a plastic seat for support. When the driver and owner of the boat started the boat, the plastic chair released from its post. Jeanne was thrown in the water, where she suffered the amputation of her arm. Raynes & Lawn brought suit against the manufacturers of the boat, the seat, and its component parts for failing to have a proper securing mechanism on the seat. After a week of trial in Federal Court, a $3.3 million settlement was achieved for the client.