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Samuel T. Reinhardt

Work Highlights

Favorable Defense Verdict in Motor Vehicle Accident Case

Obtained a favorable defense jury verdict in Fayette Circuit Court on behalf of operator of motor vehicle, despite the court instructing the jury that the operator was liable as a matter of law. The plaintiff alleged that the operator was distracted by her cell phone and slammed into the rear of plaintiff’s vehicle, causing bodily injury. The plaintiff sought in excess of $100,000 for past and future pain and suffering. However, the jury awarded only a small amount for past pain and suffering and $0 for future pain and suffering.

Product Liability: Alleged Design and Manufacturing Defect

Successfully defended manufacturer of automatic door against design and manufacturing defect claims. The case resulted in complete summary judgment in favor of SKO’s client.

Breach of Contract Prosecution

Successfully prosecuted claims of claims of breach of contract, negligence, gross negligence, negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty, and fraudulent misrepresentation arising out of the defendant’s failure to file business tax returns over the course of several years.

Reversal of Jury Verdict

SKO successfully obtained a renewed judgment as a matter of law, which resulted in a complete reversal of a jury verdict in excess of $100,000 in a breach of contract action in federal court