Beaumont – Jane Swearingen Leger, a partner in Beaumont’s The Ferguson Law Firm, has been recognized for obtaining the largest jury award in Texas for a lawsuit involving workplace safety. The case, Estate of Morris, et al vs. Grecon, et al resulted in a verdict of $18,460, 279.00 and was tried in 2017 in a United States Federal Court in Lufkin, Texas.
This accolade for the largest verdict includes all cases tried throughout the State of Texas in either federal or state court. The list of the largest jury verdicts obtained in the State of Texas in the year 2017 was comprised by Top Verdict, a national organization that collects and analyzes verdicts from across the United States. This is not the first such honor for Ms. Leger: not only was this verdict the no. 1 verdict in Texas, it was also included among The United States’ Top 100 Verdicts of 2017 according to Verdict Search.
Ms. Leger said, “Fighting for workplace safety is something I have been passionate about my entire career, so it is a great honor to receive the #1 verdict in Texas. The Ferguson Law Firm is committed to protecting Texas workers and I could not be prouder to be a part of this great team.”
Ms. Leger has long represented victims of workplace negligence, including her nationally-recognized $40,000,000.00 settlement for a burn victim in a workplace accident. She also obtained a $66,000,000.00 arbitration award for industrial workers injured in a steel mill accident. Ms. Leger added, “I have seen the lives of good, hard-working people altered forever through no fault of their own when companies shirk safety responsibilities in pursuit of profits. Companies charged with safety duties need to know if they do not do their jobs carefully and correctly in Texas, they will be held accountable.”
Estate of Morris, et al vs. Grecon, et al topped the Texas list in several categories: workplace safety, work accident, dangerous condition, workplace negligence, failure to maintain and negligence maintenance. Paul ‘Chip’ Ferguson, the Managing Partner for The Ferguson Law Firm, also commented, “I could not be prouder. Jane earned this recognition the way recognition should be earned – by hard work and dedication to the client. That is what she stands for and that is what we stand for.”
The Ferguson Law Firm, LLP is dedicated to protecting the rights of those harmed by others’ wrongdoing. The lawyers at The Ferguson Law Firm, LLP have obtained verdicts and settlements that remain among the top verdicts and settlements obtained, both at the nation and state levels. The law firm continues to maintain its offices in Beaumont, Texas.