Trief & Olk was able to obtain a settlement of $4,000,000 on behalf of a client whose hand was amputated by an industrial meat grinder that he was cleaning on behalf of a sanitation service. Trief & Olk was able to reach the settlement by utilizing the defendant’s own testimony, multiple site inspections, and experts to show that the meat grinder was negligently altered by the meat processing plant and left in a dangerous condition at the beginning of plaintiff’s shift.
In November 2018, Trief & Olk prevailed after a judge trial in a suit claiming that William Penn Life Insurance Company had wrongfully denied $3 million in coverage. The life insurance company claimed that the insured allegedly misrepresented material information in the application for the life insurance coverage. The court found that the insurer had not met its burden of establishing that the insured materially misrepresented his medical and social history, awarding the beneficiary the full $3 million plus nearly five years in interest.