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Larkins Vacura Kayser Prevails on appeal of $9 million damages verdict

October 10, 2022

Larkins Vacura Kayser attorney Cody Hoesly prevailed before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Moutal v. Exel, Inc., 2022 WL 3031580 (Aug. 1, 2022). Affirming a $9 million jury verdict in favor of our clients, the Ninth Circuit held that the jury properly awarded $4 million in punitive damages where the defendant’s employee drove an 18-wheel semi-truck into our clients as they rode their bicycles. The driver was speeding down a winding road widely known and well-marked as a bicycle route while repeatedly crossing the fog line and jerking back into his lane over the course of two miles. The Oregonian covered the ruling here.