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$3.5 Million Settlement for Brain Injured Victim of Truck Crash December 19, 2014 With just a week remaining before trial, Spence partner and National Board Certified Trial Lawyer, Mel C. Orchard, III, settled a case against Swift Transportation for 3.5 million dollars to compensate a 49 year-old mother and grandmother because of a permanent brain injury. Christine Williams was traveling to work on a wintery morning in February of 2011, when a tractor-trailer owned and operated by Swift Transportation, struck her from behind and forced her into a telephone pole. After colliding with the pole, Christine’s jeep bounced back into the road and was struck again the by the 50,000 lb. vehicle. Christine was taken to the hospital suffering from the effects of a brain... Read more
$28.2 Million Verdict Upheld in Wyoming Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Case October 28, 2014 The federal court in Wyoming has upheld the jury’s $28.2 million verdict for Amber Lompe, a Casper, Wyo. woman who was poisoned by carbon monoxide from a dangerous and unmaintained furnace in her apartment, in February 2011. The Spence legal team that represented Ms. Lompe in the suit – G. Bryan Ulmer, and Tyson E. Logan - alleged that the Sunridge Apartments owners and managers ignored repeated warnings that the complex’s 30-year-old fleet of 96 furnaces was dangerous and needed to be maintained or replaced. Wyoming law requires landlords to provide tenants safe housing, including safe and working heat. At trial, the Spence trial lawyers presented evidence that Sunridge... Read more
Wyoming Oil Field Explosion Injures 4 September 25, 2014 Breaking News: Reports out of La Barge, Wyoming Tuesday suggest that 4 oifield workers were injured Tuesday after a natural gas storage tank exploded south of La Barge. The blast apparently occurred at an EOG Resources Inc. storage tank at 1:56 p.m. on the La Barge Highway, said Stephen Malik, a public information officer for the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department. The tank appeared to be undergoing cleaning when the explosion took place.Investigators have indicated that three men were sent to the hospital as a result. Three men were transported to a hospital in Salt Lake City, she said. The fourth man was treated and released from a local outpatient facility. The Spence Law Firm... Read more
Jury Finds More than 5.1 Million in Damages due to Oil Field Injury July 14, 2014 JACKSON, Wyo., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Wyoming state court jury announced its verdict of more than $5.1 million for an oilfield worker who was seriously injured in a mismanaged oil well maintenance operation, The Spence Law Firm said today. The legal team for Blake Horr, of Douglas, Wyo., alleged that he sustained serious and permanent injuries on April 11, 2011 in a “work-over operation” at a Merit Energy-controlled, owned and operated well site at the Lost Soldier Unit in Bairoil, Wyo. Evidence was presented in the District Court of Sweetwater County that Merit’s “company man” ordered Mr. Horr’s crew to perform maintenance operations without ensuring the well was... Read more
Breaking News: Serious Bus Accident Closes Highway in Grand Teton National Park July 11, 2014 On Thursday July 10th, a serious bus accident north of Colter Bay in Grand Teton National Park, resulted in at least seven injuries as well as a five hour closure of Highway 89.  According to Park spokesperson Jackie Skaggs, the bus was traveling north when the front tire left the road.  The driver overcorrected and the bus tipped onto its side.  At least seven people were injured with two being flown to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls and five receiving treatment at St. John’s Medical Center in Jackson.  The bus had 26 passengers who were part of an Asian tour group.  The collision occurred in northern Grand Teton National Park, south of the Yellowstone... Read more
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