Caltrans Hit With $59M Verdict Over Construction Crash

Law360, New York (February 3, 2017, 6:56 PM EST) -- Two California construction workers won a $59.25 million verdict Thursday against the California Department of Transportation, which a state jury found liable for an accident that paralyzed one worker and left the other disabled.

Following a 2 1/2-month trial in Humboldt County Superior Court, jurors found Caltrans owes about $56.5 million to paralyzed worker Kyle Anderson and about $2.7 million to co-worker Shannon Moore. The verdict is the largest ever in a dangerous condition case in the state of California, according to the Law Offices of Reiner Slaughter & McCartney, which represented the workers.

The suit stems from an August 2011...

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