Rushton Stakely Lawyers Obtain Plaintiff’s Verdict for Construction Company

Friday, at 4:20 p.m., after nine days of trial and four hours of deliberation in Dothan before the Hon. Mark E. Fuller, a seven-person federal jury ruled for the plaintiff, Glenn Construction Co. of Ozark and against the engineering firm of Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon as to all counts in the complaint.  The jury awarded the plaintiff $1,232,520 in compensatory and $625,000 in punitive damages.  The jury also requested to know if they could order the defendant also to take out a full page ad in the Dothan Eagle aplogizing to the owners of Glenn Construction for actions taken during the construction of an expansion of the US Helicopter facility at Blackwell field in Ozark.  Plaintiff was represented by Dennis R. Bailey, R. Austin Huffaker, Jr. and J. Evans Bailey of the firm of Rushton, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett, P.A. of Montgomery.  Defendant was represented by Skip Laney and Forrest Adams of Laney and Foster, P.A. of Birmingham.