Notable Trials - Aric Stock

 

June 2013

Aric Stock and Susan Travis successfully defended BNSF Railway against claims asserted by a railroad track repair worker who injured his shoulder and neck while at work. In the FELA case, plaintiff contended that the railroad foreman should have instructed the crew to access the worksite using a highway-rail vehicle rather than by foot. The plaintiff asked for several million dollars in damages; the jury unanimously found in favor of the railroad after less than 30 minutes of deliberations following five days of trial. The plaintiff was awarded $0 in a complete defense verdict.

May 2013

Aric Stock and Susan Travis successfully defended BNSF Railway against claims asserted by a railroad conductor who injured her ankle requiring several surgeries and leaving her unable to return to work. Susan and Aric established that the railroad employees acted reasonably. The jury found in favor of the railroad, and the conductor was awarded $0.

April 2011

Jury trial of premises liability case involving fractured ankle. Complete defense verdict in favor of client. Over $350,000 sought at trial. Johnson County, Texas.

September 2010

Trial to the 68th District Court, Dallas County, Texas of multi-million dollar breach of contract, post-foreclosure deficiency case in which plaintiffs sought to hold clients liable for non-recourse note and for excessive damages allegedly due to waste. Court limited waste damages to essentially what was offered by defendants, pre-trial, with last pre-trial demand multiple times what court awarded. Court was asked by plaintiffs' counsel to award in excess of $20 million. Court of Appeals upheld favorable decision, 05-10-01428-cv. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v HB Regal Parc, LLC, 05-10-01428-cv (Tex.App.-Dallas 2012).

September 2009

Jury trial of approximately 2 weeks representing truck driver, trucking company and employee leasing service in wrongful death case brought by parents of woman killed in collision with 18-wheeler. Complete defense verdict. 298th District Court, Dallas County, Texas. Jury was asked to award $2 million.

August 2009

Second chair counsel in fraud case between companies and individual shareholders / employees in United States District Court, Dallas County, Texas. Case was confidentially fully resolved / settled after week 1 of trial.

July 2009

One week jury trial involving commercial dispute alleging alter-ego liability between corporate defendants and assertions of fraudulent transfers between and among corporate and individual defendants. Multiple claims disposed before trial on summary judgment motions. All claims against individual defendants dismissed or fully defended without liability finding. 160th District Court, Dallas County, Texas.

February 2009

Two-week jury trial representing surgeon involved in multiple-defendant medical malpractice case. Plaintiff contracted MRSA while hospitalized and underwentquadruple amputations (both arms below the elbow; both legs at / below the knee). Jury found no negligence on client physician. Jury was asked to award approximately $20 million – no liability and no damages against client physician. 160th District Court, Dallas County, Texas.

April 2008

Week-long trucking case defending wrongful death claims against truck driver and trucking company. Jury was asked to award almost $6 million – verdict was less than amount offered. Case settled, confidentially, post-verdict, pending post-trial motions. Tarrant County, Texas.

May 2007

2 ½ week trial representing physician in wrongful death claim. Complete defense verdict in favor of emergency department physician. Jury deliberated for less than 30 minutes before rendering no negligence verdict awarding no damages. 382nd District Court, Rockwall County, Texas.

August 2005

Automobile collision case in which jury awarded less than amount offered by client before trial. Dallas County, Texas.

January 2005

Trucking case representing truck driver and truckin g company. Jury unanimously determined no negligence on defendants and awarded no damages to plaintiff. Tarrant County, Texas.

May 2003

Wrongful death case against dialysis clinic, physician and lead technician (client) in which jury asked to award in excess of $2 million. No negligence found on any defendant and no damages awarded. 193rd District Court, Dallas County, Texas.

December 2002

DTPA, personal injury and property damage allegations against Dallas business for parking lot incident. Jury determined no liability on defendant and awarded no damages. Dallas County, Texas

October 2002

Private bus incident in which plaintiff asserted personal injuries resulting in over $75,000 of past medical expenses caused by negligence of defendant driver and transportation company. Jury determined no negligence on defendants and awarded no damages. Dallas County, Texas.

March 2002

Premises liability / slip and fall inside elevated water tank owned and operated by defendant water company. Jury asked to award over $1.3 million, but determined no negligence on defendant and awarded no damages. 367th District Court, Denton County, Texas

October 2001

Defended a truck driver and employing company in highway collision case. Plaintiffs sought almost $500,000, but jury determined no negligence on defendants and awarded no damages. 192nd District Court, Dallas County, Texas.

May 2001

Represented physician inalleged misdiagnosis of cancer case in two-week jury trial. Jury asked to award $6 million, but determined no negligence on defendant client and awarded no damages. 202nd District Court, Bowie County, Texas.

The above represents notable trials since 2001.