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  • $171 Million

    One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History

    Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement of $171 million.

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    $171 Million

    One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History

    Arnold & Itkin obtained one of the largest confidential settlements in history for any catastrophic event. Our firm accepted a case that many law firms turned down and ultimately achieved a record result for their clients. During the course of several years, lawyers for Arnold & Itkin took more than 200 depositions, defeated numerous motions, went through the appellate court system multiple times and, ultimately, reached a record result.
  • $117 Million

    Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History

    Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulances. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at ...

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    $117 Million

    Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History

    Arnold & Itkin, LLP successfully tried a case on behalf of the victim of a severe ambulance accident. The plaintiff had been seven months pregnant and experiencing stomach pain when she called Acadian Ambulances to pick her up and transport her to the hospital in December 2010. The driver of the ambulance who picked her up had a history of bad driving and poor vision. When driving down LA-1 North, he dropped his RSI device onto the floor. Without reducing speed, he leaned down to locate and grab it – completely looking away from the road. During this time, he drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck. The plaintiff's spine was severed at T4 during the accident and she sustained serious brain injuries. There is no chance of a full recovery and she will be in a wheel chair for the rest of her life.

    At the time of the verdict, she had already sustained medical bills in excess of $1.4 million, with an estimated cost of $30 million for her future care plan. After the accident, her unborn daughter was prematurely delivered; since then, both the infant and the plaintiff's other daughter have gone to live with their grandmother.

    Arnold & Itkin, LLP was able to successfully prove fault on behalf of the ambulance driver and succeeded in obtaining a $117 million verdict for the mother, as well as her two daughters.

  • $110 Million

    Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products

    Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.

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    $110 Million

    Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products

    Attorneys from Arnold & Itkin worked together to represent individuals who had been seriously harmed by dangerous, defective products. We helped recover $110 million on behalf of our clients.

  • $105 Million

    Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims

    Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.

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    $105 Million

    Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims

    Arnold & Itkin attorneys represented individuals who had suffered from the use of defective, dangerous products. Our team reached a record settlement, helping our clients achieve the justice they deserved.

  • $76.6 Million

    Verdict Won Against Johnson & Johnson for Boy Who Grew Female Breasts

    Attorneys from Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a unanimous jury verdict on behalf of our client who had suffered from the usage of Risperdal.

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    $76.6 Million

    Verdict Won Against Johnson & Johnson for Boy Who Grew Female Breasts

    Attorney Jason Itkin, Kyle Findley, and the team from Arnold & Itkin, including Santana McMurrey and Cory Itkin, won a $76.6 million jury verdict against Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceutical. Jason and Kyle represented a family that sued J&J for failing to warn them that J&J’s antipsychotic medicine Risperdal could cause young boys to grow female breasts. By winning the verdict, Arnold & Itkin held J&J accountable for disfiguring their client.

    The defendants fought at every turn. They argued that this was the only drug that worked, that he continued to stay on the drug after being informed of the risks, and that the drug does not cause gynecomastia (female breasts growth on males). During trial, the Arnold & Itkin attorneys also uncovered evidence through cross-examination that became known in the case as "Tab 4." The information in Tab 4 had never become public until the trial. Tab 4 included scientific data showing a link between Risperdal and gynecomastia. J&J intentionally kept Tab 4 secret, withholding it from the FDA and keeping it out of published scientific studies.The jury found that J&J intentionally falsified, concealed, or destroyed material evidence.

    After an 11 day trial, the Philadelphia jury unanimously found that the defendant failed to warn of the side effects associated with the drug and that the failure to warn was a substantial factor in causing gynecomastia. The jury awarded Arnold & Itkin’s client $76.6 million. This is the largest single verdict in a Risperdal-gynecomastia case.

  • $72 Million

    Record Victory for Severely Injured Worker

    Arnold & Itkin has achieved a record settlement for a worker who was injured in a severe oilfield accident less than 2 years after the incident. His accident was a result of negligence from multiple parties--all of whom settled with ...

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    $72 Million

    Record Victory for Severely Injured Worker

    Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Kurt Arnold won a potentially record-setting settlement for our client, who was severely injured in an oilfield accident. Multiple companies were responsible for the incident that led to his suffering—specifically, the loss of his arm and other life-altering injuries. When he needed someone to stand up for him against these negligent companies, he chose our firm. Thankfully, we resolved the case in less than 2 years—with only 7 days left before trial was set to begin. Our relentless pursuit of our client’s health and well-being will allow him to enjoy lifelong financial security and medical care. In addition, the companies responsible for his injuries have changed their policies to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

    Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $29,340,369.87.

  • $44 Million

    The Largest Verdict Ever Won for an Amputee Victim

    Arnold & Itkin represented a construction superintendent who required a leg amputation after a crane collapse. At the time of the collapse, our client had been standing behind a safety fence 100 feet away when a fallen piece of crane ...

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    $44 Million

    The Largest Verdict Ever Won for an Amputee Victim

    Attorney Kurt Arnold represented a construction superintendent who sustained catastrophic injuries after a serious crane accident off Memorial Drive in Houston, TX. On the job, Berkel & Company had been hired to drill auger cast pilings. One of their crane operators had been operating a machine owned by Maxim Crane Works while completing deep foundation drilling when the auger became stuck; at that time, a Berkel superintendent instructed the crane operator to attempt to unstick the auger. The operator attempted to stop the job at least five times. The crane eventually collapsed.

    At the time of the collapse, our client had been standing behind a safety fence approximately 100 feet from the auger when a piece of crane equipment struck him and pinned him down. It took a crane to lift the equipment off of him. He was then rushed to a hospital where an above-the-knee amputation was performed.

    The trial took place over a three week period during which Kurt helped to show the jury that standard safety practices had been violated multiple times by Berkel in an attempt to finish the project quickly. Kurt also argued that Maxim was responsible for poorly inspecting the crane. The jury deliberated and found both companies to be negligent. They awarded damages for medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, physical impairment, physical pain, and mental anguish. They also awarded $8.5 million in punitive damages.

    This case was listed #43 in The National Law Journal's Top 100 Verdicts of 2015.

  • $41 Million

    The Largest Commercial Litigation Verdict in Hawaii

    Our client was a Houston-based investor who was cut out of a deal to acquire Honsador Lumber Corporation, one of Hawaii’s largest lumber suppliers. The jury found Key Principal Partners LLC and its parent Key Corporation guilty of ...

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    $41 Million

    The Largest Commercial Litigation Verdict in Hawaii

    Arnold & Itkin LLP attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin won a $41 million jury verdict on behalf of their client, Richard Foreman, a Houston investor who was secretly cut out of a deal to acquire Honsador Lumber Corporation, one of Hawaii's largest lumber suppliers. The jury found Key Principal Partners LLC and its parent Key Corporation guilty of breaching their fiduciary duties, intentionally interfering with Foreman's efforts to acquire the Honsador Lumber Corporation, and violating Hawaii's unfair competition statute. Read more about the trial and verdict as covered in the press by the Houston Business Journal.

    Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $11,906,014.00.

  • $29 Million

    The Largest Known Settlement for a Wrongful Death Offshore

    Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, and Cory Itkin successfully secured a record settlement for a single family who tragically lost a loved one. It is the largest known settlement for a death that occurred offshore. While a settlement is not an ...

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    $29 Million

    The Largest Known Settlement for a Wrongful Death Offshore

    Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, and Cory Itkin successfully secured a record settlement for a single family who tragically lost a loved one. It is the largest known settlement for a death that occurred offshore.

  • $28 Million

    Massive Confidential Settlement Obtained

    Arnold & Itkin is thrilled to announce that we have secured a massive settlement for our clients.
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    $28 Million

    Massive Confidential Settlement Obtained

    Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, Noah Wexler, and Caj Boatright have secured a massive confidential $28 million settlement for our clients. We are thrilled that our work has given our clients everything they need to be taken care of.

  • $18.5 Million

    Second Verdict Won for 4 Victims of Geismar Explosion

    In our second trial on behalf of victims of the 2013 plant explosion in Geismar, LA, Arnold & Itkin won a massive verdict for 4 workers and their families. The verdict will go toward providing the extensive care they have required in ...

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    $18.5 Million

    Second Verdict Won for 4 Victims of Geismar Explosion

    We are proud to announce that Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and Kala Sellers secured a $18.5 million jury verdict against Williams Companies, Inc. and Sabic Petrochemicals for their roles in bringing about the Geismar plant explosion in 2013. This was only the second lawsuit of many that our firm plans to bring against Williams and other responsible parties—however, juries have already awarded our clients over $30 million total. This case also brought in a new defendant: Sabic Petrochemical, a plant owner who had a 16% stake when the explosion occurred. As we move forward with upcoming trials, our attorneys are honored to help obtain justice for our clients—each of whom received extensive care to recover from the explosion over the last three years--to ensure they are taken care of for life.
  • $15.45 Million

    Massive Verdict Won for Geismar Explosion Victims

    Arnold & Itkin won a landmark verdict against Williams Companies, Inc. and child company Williams Olefins LLC for their part in the 2013 explosion that killed 2 workers and injured over 100 more. Williams Companies tried to blame the ...

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    $15.45 Million

    Massive Verdict Won for Geismar Explosion Victims

    Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and Kala Sellers won a verdict totaling $15,458,434.32 on behalf of four injured contract workers involved in the Williams Geismar plant explosion in Louisiana on June 13, 2013. The plant was undergoing a $400 million expansion project. The CEO and board of directors elected to do construction while it remained in live operation. Everyone agrees the safer option was to shut down the plant for a few months during the construction and then reopen; however, the CEO and board of directors overruled the major concerns and decided to operate the plant despite the increased risk.

    At the time of the explosion, the contract laborers were working on the expansion project when a reboiler over-pressured and caused an explosion that could be seen for miles. When the blast occurred, all four contract workers were injured and forced to run for their lives; they suffered both physical and psychological injuries as a result. Throughout the litigation process, the Defendants tried to assert various defenses such as blaming a shell company that was a limited liability company that otherwise would not be responsible to pay. The Arnold & Itkin attorneys used their vast resources and knowledge of plant operations to develop the case, and were able to obtain hundreds of thousands of pages of internal documents to discover that a pressure relief valve on a reboiler was not opened.

    Despite numerous audits and safety meetings aimed to address the hazards associated with the isolated reboiler, it was never completed. Dedicated to bring justice to the injured workers, the attorneys discovered facts to support that the Defendants knew with "substantial certainty" that a devastating event would occur, which is one of the few exceptions to the workers’ compensation bar to recovery. The attorneys also discovered that the parent company, Williams Companies, Inc., were the real employers of all personnel and otherwise maintained control over the managers at the plant.

    At trial, the Defendants tried to hide behind the statutory employer defense and place all of the blame on the holding company of the plant, Williams Olefins LLC. After 3 weeks of trial the jury was not convinced by the Defendants' shell games and awarded a judgment in the Plaintiffs' favor.

    The jury rightly assigned 95% of the responsibility for the explosion to the Tulsa-based Williams Companies, Inc. and only 3% to the holding company, Williams Olefins, LLC. The jury also found that the Williams Companies, Inc. and Williams Olefins LLC both knew with "substantial certainty" that the devastating event would occur. In addition, the jury also found that the plant managers responsible for the explosion were actually employees of Williams Companies, Inc. and were not employees of Williams Olefins, LLC as the Defendants claimed, which defeated any defense to recovery.

    The jury awarded Shawn Thomas $9.4 million, Christopher Devall $3.6 million, and Eduardo Elizondo and Michael Danton $360,000 and $205,000, respectively. The award of $13,679,933.53, with $1,778,409.79 in pre-judgment interest, brings the total award to $15,458,434.32 for the four injured workers. Arnold & Itkin was proud to represent these four men along with Clayton, Fruge, and Ward in a series of upcoming trials of nearly one hundred workers that Arnold & Itkin represent. The case was filed in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, with the Honorable Elizabeth Engolio presiding as judge.

  • $14 Million

    Jones Act Settlement Reached Two Days Before Trial

    Arnold & Itkin represented a seaman after he suffered a head injury on the Hercules 15 inland barge. Hercules employees tack welded a three foot pipe to the derrick and then forgot to remove it before starting drilling operations. The ...
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    $14 Million

    Jones Act Settlement Reached Two Days Before Trial

    Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin resolved a Jones Act seaman case for $14 million two days before trial. Arnold & Itkin LLP represented the seaman after he suffered a head injury on the Hercules 15 inland barge. The Hercules 15 was located in Lake Washington, Louisiana at the time of the incident. Hercules employees tack welded a three foot pipe to the derrick and then forgot to remove it before starting drilling operations. The pipe was jarred loose and hit Plaintiff in the head. The case was filed in Galveston County Court in March 2008. The case was set for trial February 2, 2009. Hercules settled the entire case for $14 million on the eve of trial.

    Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $5,894,230.17.

  • $13.75 Million

    Massive Settlement Won Only Months After Injury

    Arnold & Itkin represented a plant worker who was seriously injured in an accident on the job. Plant injuries are often complex, taking years to fully investigate and litigate. Fortunately, our firm’s work was able to secure a ...
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    $13.75 Million

    Massive Settlement Won Only Months After Injury

    Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin achieved a $13.75 million settlement on behalf of an individual injured at a plant. Kurt and Jason were able to achieve this great result approximately nine months after the injury. The settlement ensures that the individual and his family will be taken care of for life.

    Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $5,635,658.33.

  • $12.75 Million

    Settlement Won for Worker Who Suffered Serious Harm

    Sometimes accidents keep people from working. When that happens, they need more than medical care—they need financial security. Arnold & Itkin represented a worker who was seriously injured in an accident on the job, and he needed both ...
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    $12.75 Million

    Settlement Won for Worker Who Suffered Serious Harm

    Arnold & Itkin LLP were recently able to achieve a large settlement of $12.75 million on behalf of an injured worker. The individual was severely harmed while on the job, and contacted Arnold & Itkin LLP to help him get the maximum amount of compensation possible. Attorneys Kurt Arnold & Jason Itkin worked hard to ensure this victim obtained the best medical care following his accident. His $12.75 million dollar settlement will make it possible for him to avoid working in the future.

    Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $5,247,097.53.