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Negotiating favorable settlement for building company during appeal.

A group of five plaintiffs sued our client, a building company, for damages to their properties arising from water and silt running off from a building site into their yards.  The jury found in favor of the plaintiffs for trespass and wantonness, awarding compensatory damages and punitive damages, for a total judgment of $1.8 million.  Lightfoot attorneys were retained post-verdict to handle the post-judgment motions and appeal.  On post-judgment motions, the trial court upheld the compensatory damage award but reduced the punitive damages.  The case settled while on appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court.

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