US$353 Million Jury Award in Texas
US$353 MILLION JURY AWARD IN TEXAS AND THE THIRD HIGH-PROFILE VERDICT IN 2021: WILL WE SEE MORE IN 2022?
On 25 October 2021, a Texas jury awarded a $353 million verdict to a pedestrian – United Airlines wing walker Ulysses Cruz – who was struck by a van at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport in September 2019.
Cruz was left paraplegic as a result of the accident. Cruz filed a lawsuit against Allied Aviation Fueling Co of Houston Inc (the owner of the van) and Reginald Willis (the driver of the van) in November 2019 in Houston (the “Defendants”).