Vlasac & Shmaruk partner, James W. Sutton, III, achieves $400,000.00 verdict.
Vlasac & Shmaruk would like to congratulate partner James W. Sutton III, who was lead counsel in the matter of Viera v. Life Insurance Company of North America and received a verdict August 7th, of $400,000.00 plus attorneys fees and pre and post-judgment interest. The verdict in this federal ERISA matter was handed down by the Honorable Eduardo C. Robreno of the US District Court for the Eastern District of PA and represents the entire policy limit of the life insurance policy held by the plaintiff/decedent’s widow. The defendant insurance company denied plaintiff’s claim arguing his prescription for Coumadin played a role in his death. At trial, Jamie proved our client’s husband died from massive traumatic injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash in Colorado and Coumadin had nothing to do with his passing. The case has gained national recognition and attention from attorneys from many states. Congratulations Jamie!! Check out the link to read the published opinion.