Kickuth v. Penske Truck Leasing and Central Garden & Pet

Thomas Smith Howard

Case Conclusion Date:October 1, 2010

Practice Area:Trucking Accident

Outcome:$950,000 Settlement

Description:We alleged that poor vehicle maintenance caused a truck leased from Penske to suffer a front tire blowout that led to a fatal crash. After we showed the court that Penske had failed to preserve the truck and that Central Garden had failed to preserve the vehicle condition records, the court directed that the jury would be told that they could infer that the truck and the records contained information adverse to the position taken by Penske and Central Garden. Defendants then agreed to a settlement.