Jason Sweet Obtains Unanimous Jury Verdict in Favor of Client

On March 23, 2016, after eight days of trial in Lauderdale County, Alabama, Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s Litigation Partner, Jason J. Sweet, obtained a unanimous jury verdict in favor of his client, KWS Manufacturing Company, Ltd. In this product liability action, the plaintiff alleged that KWS manufactured a defective screw conveyor that caused severe injuries to his right leg, resulting in an amputation.  

In the case (Bennett v. Agrium, Inc., et al, Circuit Court Lauderdale County, AL, 41CV20139000080.00), the plaintiff was claiming $1.2 million in compensatory damages and seeking recovery for pain and suffering as well as punitive damages. All other co-defendants had previously settled with the plaintiff, leaving KWS as the sole defendant at trial.