Michigan Lawyers and
sometimes win court cases with large monetary wards from
courtroom juries. Below is the top 3 top lawsuits won
for Michigan Attorney cases in 2003.
Top 3 Verdicts in Michigan Courts 2003
- $30 million
Wrench LLC, et al. v. Taco Bell Corp.
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan #1:98-CV-45
Breach Of Contract - The plaintiffs created a Chihuahua caricature
named "Psycho Chihuahua." They sued defendant Taco Bell
Corporation, claiming that the defendant, which uses a Chihuahua in
its advertising, "misappropriated their creative images, ideas,
concepts, and designs for its own use without compensating the
plaintiffs for the use of their property."
- $27.5 million
Venture Industries, Inc. v. Autoliv ASP, Inc. et al.
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan #99-75354
Breach Of Contract - Technology Pirated, Millions In Profits Lost -
Venture Industries, a Fraser-based plastic injection molder,
claimed that Autoliv ASP, Inc., an Auburn Hills-based safety
restraint supplier, had pirated certain technology from Venture and
incorporated it into airbag modules sold to the automotive industry
and installed in vehicles around the world.
- $10.7 million
Abdul-Baki v. Sorenson
Ingham County Circuit Court - #00-91314-NH
Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death - The plaintiff saw the
defendant doctor for chronic neck pain. The defendant performed a
cervical epidural injection and bilateral facet blocks. As a result
of the procedures, the plaintiff had difficulty breathing and the
defendant was unsuccessful in maintaining the plaintiff's airway.
Accordingly, the plaintiff suffered respiratory failure and cardiac
arrest. The plaintiff survived with a severe brain injury for more
than three years, but ultimately died from complications associated
with his brain injury.