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$52.6 Million

Doyle Dennis Avery LLP has secured a record-setting judgment on behalf of its client against a negligent night club owner, VLive@Vintage Steakhouse LLC d/b/a VLive Houston.

A Houston jury, in May 2009, awarded more than $4.5 million to Doyle Dennis Avery LLP Trial Lawyers client Capt. Charles Norfleet for injuries sustained while being transferred in a personnel basket from a crew boat to a lightering ship in the Gulf of Mexico. The jury found both Chemikalien Seetransport GmbH of Hamburg, Germany and Heidenreich Marine, Inc. of Connecticut responsible for negligence during the ship-to-ship transfer operation. Following a nearly four week trial, the jury deliberated for less than two hours before returning its unanimous verdict in the 133rd District Court of Harris County.

The suit arose from negligent security at VLive that resulted in Doyle Dennis Avery LLP’s client suffering a serious, life-altering gun shot injury.

The $52,646,326.17 award marked another significant win for Doyle Dennis Avery LLP. If you or someone close to you has suffered an injury due to negligence or premises liability, contact the lawyers at Doyle Dennis Avery LLP for an evaluation of your potential claim.