- Jury Says PI Firm Must Pay Ex-Client $2M for Pressuring Her to Settle Auto Case for Too Little
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Jury Says PI Firm Must Pay Ex-Client $2M for Pressuring Her to Settle Auto Case for Too Little
Posted Aug 31, 2012 3:18 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
A jury in Denver this week awarded over $2 million, including $1.5 million in punitive damages, to a former client who said a Colorado personal injury law firm pressured her to settle her case for less than it was worth.
Chad Hemmat of Anderson Hemmat & Levine has said he plans to appeal the verdict, Law Week Colorado reports.
Ex-client Daniell Goff, who was represented by Patric LeHouillier, claimed that Hemmat insulted her by calling her a “toothless cootie," the article notes.
An earlier article on the Latest Word page of Westword provides additional details about the case.