(Disclaimer: The outcome of a particular case cannot be based on this law firm’s past results)

In order to assist you in selecting legal representation, we have listed below some of the notable verdicts, settlements, and trial court rulings that the attorneys at Glenn, Mills, Fisher & Mahoney, P.A. have obtained for clients since 1992 in contested cases.

William Mills recently settled a claim on behalf of a Duke University Student:
William Mills recently settled a claim on behalf of a Duke University Student that had two concussions from separate car collisions 6 months apart. The case was filed against both of the other car drivers in one suit and settled on the verge of trial for a total of $625,000

Carlos Mahoney obtained a verdict from a Northampton County:
On March 19, 2014, Carlos Mahoney obtained a verdict from a Northampton County jury in favor of the firm’s client in an estate dispute. The jury determined that the firm’s client did not willfully abandon the care and maintenance of his deceased son. The jury also determined that the plaintiff had taken clearly inconsistent positions in her handling of the wrongful death claim and that she had pursued the willful abandonment claim in bad faith. The Superior Court entered Judgment on the verdict and allowed the firm’s client to recover ½ of the wrongful death proceeds plus court costs from the plaintiff.

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death – $600,000 Settlement
In January 2014 William S. Mills obtained a settlement on behalf of a motorcyclist killed after a pickup truck pulled out in his path. The case was settled for a total of $600,000. Mr. Mills succeeded in obtaining all of the available liability insurance coverage and then succeeded in stacking three separate underinsured motorists policies, obtaining the limits available under all policies.

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death – $1,000,000.00 Settlement
In 2013 William S. Mills represented a motorcyclist who suffered a severe fracture to his left femur when a car made a left hand turn into his path. The case was successfully resolved at mediation for $1,000,000.00. The settlement occurred after the motorcyclist had successfully returned to work

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death – $290,000 Settlement
In August of 2013 William S. Mills was successful in obtaining a total of $290,000 for the driver of a pickup truck that sustained injuries in a collision. The injured driver did not sustain any fractures but developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome following the collision. The case was settled without the need of a mediated settlement conference.

Civil Rights – $1,000,000 Settlement
On August 27, 2012, a $1,000,000 settlement was finalized in a civil rights action for injuries suffered by a 53-year-old man who was shot with a taser by a deputy sheriff. Details of the case may be found in a Memorandum Opinion at 2012 WL 2239743.

Personal Injury – $200,000 Verdict
On July 13, 2012, a Wake County jury returned a verdict in the amount of $200,000 for personal injuries suffered by a male motorist in a motor vehicle accident. After the assessment of interest and court costs, liability insurer paid $238,191.03.

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death – $725,000 Settlement
In June of 2012 William S. Mills represented an 84 year old gentlemen who was struck by a vehicle in a parking lot. The gentlemen sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of the collision. The plaintiff had a suffered a similar brain injury five years previously after falling down stairs in his home which required two months of inpatient treatment for cognitive impairments. Supportive treating neurologist was helpful in overcoming the challenges presented by the pre-existing conditions. The case was settled for $725,000. Further details are confidential by agreement of the parties.

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death – $550,000.00 Settlement
William S. Mills represented Plaintiff in a medical negligence wrongful death case in which a woman injured in an automobile accident allegedly died as a result of a fentanyl overdose. The case resolved for the sum of $550,000.00 Further details are confidential by agreement of the parties.

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death – $250,000 Settlement
William S. Mills represented a bicyclist injured in Durham, N.C. in May of 2010 and successfully settled the case for the sum of $250,000.

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death – $800,000 Settlement
In 2009 William S. Mills represented the estate of a 73 year old woman killed when struck by a large truck as she was stopped on the side of the road as a result of a license check point. The case was settled for $800,000. Further details are confidential by agreement of the parties.

Civil Rights – $850,000 Verdict
On October 27, 2009, a federal jury returned a verdict in the total amount of $850,000 ($650,000 compensatory damages, $200,000 punitive damages) in a civil rights action for injuries suffered by a 27-year old man in a police shooting by a deputy sheriff. The case was subsequently settled for $1,230,000. The verdict and settlement was reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on December 7, 2009.
http://nclawyersweekly.com/reprints/mahoneyc120709

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death – $5,500,000 Verdict
On March 6, 2009, a McDowell County jury retuned a verdict in the total amount of $5,500,000 for injuries suffered by a female motorist ($2,500,000), injuries suffered by her 6-year old daughter ($1,000,000), and the wrongful death of her 2-year old daughter ($2,000,000) in a motor vehicle accident caused by a deputy sheriff. At trial, liability was admitted but damages were contested. The sheriff’s insurance company filed a separate lawsuit in federal court to determine the amount of insurance coverage that applied to the verdict. The case was then settled for $1,071,875 due to limited insurance coverage and multiple claimants. The verdict was reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on April 13, 2009.
http://nclawyersweekly.com/reprints/FisherAndMahoney04-09

Personal Injury – $1,100,000 Settlement
On December 4, 2008, the City of Raleigh agreed to pay a $1,100,000 settlement for injuries suffered by a female motorist in a motor vehicle accident with the city’s recycling truck. The settlement was reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on December 22, 2008 and in the News & Observer on December 31, 2008.
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Civil Rights/Criminal Law
On September 19, 2008, a Durham County Superior Court Judge issued an order granting a motion for appropriate relief on the grounds of ineffective assistance of counsel, newly discovered evidence, and the prosecution’s failure to disclose exculpatory evidence. The charges were dismissed and the client was freed from prison nearly seven years after his convictions at the age of 15. The ruling was reported in The News & Observer on September 20, 2008.
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Personal Injury – $375,000 Settlement
On April 27, 2007, the City of Durham agreed to pay a $375,000 settlement for injuries suffered by a female pedestrian in a motor vehicle accident caused by a city police officer. The settlement was reported in The Herald-Sun and News & Observer on May 11, 2007.
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Employment Law – $1,590,000 Verdict
On April 8, 2005, a federal jury returned a verdict in the amount of $1,590,000 for a former City of Durham employee who was fired in violation of her First Amendment rights. After the verdict, the City of Durham agreed to a $390,000 settlement and re-hired the employee. The verdict and settlement were reported in NC Lawyers Weekly.
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Employment Discrimination Law
On June 28, 2004, NC Lawyers Weekly reported that a Durham County judge ordered Durham Technical Community College to pay a former employee $12,012 in back wages plus her legal fees of nearly $100,000 following a finding that the school discriminated against her due to her polio-related disability. The ruling was reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on June 28, 2004.
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Personal Injury – $240,995 Verdict
On February 20, 2004, an Orange County jury returned a verdict in the total amount of $240,995 for injuries ($240,000) and damages ($995) suffered by a male bicyclist in a motor vehicle accident in Hillsborough. The verdict was reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on August 9, 2004.
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Personal Injury – $600,000 Settlement
On October 1, 2003, a $600,000 confidential settlement was obtained for a female tenant who was injured as a result of inadequate security at an apartment. The settlement was reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on November 17, 2003.
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Wrongful Death – $800,000 Settlement
On April 15, 2003, an $800,000 confidential settlement was obtained for the wrongful death of a 16-year old boy in a single-car accident caused by an impaired driver. The settlement was reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on November 3, 2003.
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Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death – $500,000 Settlement
In February, 2000, a $500,000 confidential settlement was obtained for the wrongful death of a 77-year old woman who died of a drug overdose in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit following heart surgery. The settlement was reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on May 22, 2000.
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Employment Discrimination Law – $2,000,702 Verdict
On October 30, 1998, a Durham County jury returned a verdict in the total amount of $2,000,702 ($202,702 compensatory damages, $1,800,000 punitive damages) for a former construction worker whose employer fired him due to racial discrimination. The verdict was reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on January 18, 1999.
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Commercial Dispute – $3,500,000 Settlement
In 1998, a North Carolina Business Court Judge approved a $3,500,000 settlement in a class action arising from the conversion/merger of First Savings Banks into Centura Bank. The settlement was reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on December 8, 1997.
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Medical Malpractice – $5,950,000 Settlement
On December 4, 1996, a $5,950,000 confidential settlement was obtained for a hypoxic brain injury due to alleged medical malpractice. The settlement was reported in NC Lawyers Weekly on August 18, 1997.
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Employment Law – $605,100 Verdict
On October 10, 1996, a Durham County jury returned a total verdict in the amount of $605,100 ($100,100 compensatory damages, $505,000 punitive damages) for a female employee who was harassed by a co-worker at Duke University. The verdict was subsequently reported in NC Lawyers Weekly.
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Personal Injury – $181,389 Verdict
On July 19, 1994, a Durham County jury returned a verdict in the total amount of $181,389 ($81,839 compensatory damages, $100,000 punitive damages) for a female passenger who was injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by an impaired truck driver. The verdict was subsequently reported in NC Lawyers Weekly.
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Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death – $660,000 Arbitration Award
In April, 1994, an arbitrator awarded $660,000 for the wrongful death of a 42-year old man who died as a result of septic shock. At the arbitration, liability was admitted but damages were contested . The arbitration award was subsequently reported in NC Lawyers Weekly.
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Medical Malpractice – $300,000 Settlement
On October 19, 1993, a $300,000 confidential settlement was obtained for the increased risk of cancer recurring after a masectomy due to alleged medical malpractice. The settlement was subsequently reported in NC Lawyers Weekly.
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Commercial Dispute – $602,004 Verdict
In 1993, a Durham County jury returned a total verdict in the amount of $602,004 ($62,004 compensatory damages, $540,000 punitive damages) for the misappropriation of computer technology trade secrets. After the verdict, the court awarded $88,546.25 in attorney’s fees and issued a permanent injunction. The verdict was subsequently reported in NC Lawyers Weekly.
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Personal Injury – $100,000 Award
In 1992, a deputy commissioner with the North Carolina Industrial Commission awarded $100,000 to a male motorist who was injured in a collision with an Orange County school bus. The award was subsequently reported in NC Lawyers Weekly.
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