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$28.5 Million Jury Verdict in Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Case December 29, 2013 JACKSON, Wyo., Dec. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A Wyoming federal court jury awarded $28.5 million to a Casper, Wyo. woman who was poisoned by carbon monoxide from an outdated and unmaintained furnace in her apartment, The Spence Law Firm said today. The legal team for Amber Lompe from The Spence Law Firm, of Jackson, Wyo., alleged that the Sunridge Apartments owner and manager ignored 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. Ms. Lompe was poisoned by her furnace in 2011, causing a permanent brain injury that affects... Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2012 Wyoming Workplace Fatalities at Highest Level Since 2007 August 25, 2013 The Spence Association For Employee Rights and the Spence Law Firm were disappointed and saddened to learn that in 2012, the number of workplace fatalities in Wyoming increased to 35, the highest level since 48 workers were killed in 2007. These sobering figures were compiled by the federal Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries and the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services and remind us all that a tremendous amount of work must be done to provide safer workplaces for all Wyoming workers. Recent tragedies indicate the situation is not improving in 2013. Mr. Carl Jordan, 32, was killed in a drilling rig accident north of Baggs on May 15th. WyoFile reported that, at the time and... Read more
Gerry Spence Honored with AAJ Lifetime Achievement Award August 1, 2013 JACKSON, Wyo., Aug. 1, 2013 – Trial lawyer Gerry Spence’s six-decade commitment to protecting victims of the legal system has earned him the American Association for Justice’s 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. The founding member of The Spence Law Firm, LLC, Spence spoke to hundreds of the nation's top trial lawyers about the importance of fighting for individual rights and for protecting the people of America from government and corporate abuses. The award recognizes an AAJ member of at least 20 years standing whose courtroom advocacy has, during a distinguished career, significantly advanced the rights of the wrongfully injured; and who, by substantial service to AAJ and the... Read more
North Dakota’s Black Gold Boom: A Documentary of How Oil Changed North Dakota May 21, 2013 The Spence Law Firm, LLC is a proud sponsor of a new, telling documentary about North Dakota's current energy boom and how it affects people everywhere around North Dakota.  Black Gold Boom: How Oil Changed North Dakota is produced by independent producer Todd Melby and brought to you by Prairie Public, Zeega, and  AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, Incorporated. Learn more, and watch this inside look at how the Bakken Field and energy development in North Dakota has changed the state and affected people across the region: Black Gold Boom,... Read more
Victim of Iowa Police Car Collision Awarded $13.6 Million March 8, 2013 JACKSON, Wyoming, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A Black Hawk County, Iowa jury found the city of Waterloo liable in a 2008 police car collision that left 22-year-old Jarvis Boggs paralyzed and needing lifelong medical care, The Spence Law Firm LLC said today.  Jurors returned a $13.6 million verdict for Mr. Boggs on Wednesday after 11 days of testimony and a day of deliberation. Spence Law Firm partners Mel C. Orchard, III and G. Bryan Ulmer, of Jackson, Wyo., tried the case to verdict. Mr. Boggs also is represented by Thomas P. Frerichs, of Frerichs, Law Office, P.C., of Waterloo, and John J. Rausch of The Rausch Law Firm, PLLC, of Waterloo. The lawsuit alleged that a Waterloo... Read more
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