$5,700,000 Verdict in Fatal Car Crash

Florence Gormley was killed in a car crash when a van driven by a Choice Courier employee skidded into her. Roy DeCaro convinced a federal court jury to award $1.8 million in compensatory damages for this homemaker, even though she had never worked outside of her home. The jury also awarded $3.7 million in punitive damages because the company’s vans had bald tires, which it had neither inspected nor corrected.