Boyd v. Allied Van Lines, Inc, et. al | Maricopa County Superior Court — JSH attorneys Jeremy Johnson, John Masterson and Alex LaCroix obtained a unanimous defense verdict in a wrongful death case with four statutory beneficiaries and complex issues of federal and state law. After a 3-day trial, the jury deliberated for only 40 minutes before finding unanimously in favor of the Defense.
The Decedent was killed when Defendant’s truck backed into him in October of 2016. The Decedent’s surviving children brought suit, alleging that our Defendants’ conduct caused the death of the Decedent. Plaintiffs sought damages of $20,000,000 at trial.
The Defense argued that there was no liability under the federal motor carrier safety regulations or at common law because the Defendant did not control the driver when the accident occurred.
Jeremy, John and Alex represented the insurer and the Defendant trucking company while JSH appellate attorney Sean Moore provided supporting motion practice. In addition, the firm’s Litigation Support Team provided valuable trial prep and technology support before and during the trial.
Jeremy Johnson concentrates his practice on the defense of clients in the areas of trucking and transportation, wrongful death and personal injury, product liability, and premises liability. He also Co-chairs the firm’s Transportation, Auto, Products and General Liability Trial Group. In addition, Jeremy is a member of the firm’s Rapid Response Team.
John Masterson represents governmental entities in issues involving civil rights law, government and constitutional law, police defense, prison matters, insurance defense, wrongful death and personal injury law, general civil litigation and appeals.
Alex LaCroix focuses his practice on catastrophic personal injury, commercial and bad faith litigation.