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Mark Wolfe’s Legal Cases

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  • The Estate of Bradley Stockton, Jr. vs. R&M Transportation Inc., et al. U.S. Federal District Court No. CV 08-0663-CG-C

    Practice Area:
    Trucking Accident
    Date:
    Apr 02, 2009
    Outcome:
    Settlement at mediation
    Description:
    On August 7, 2008 a truck driver for the Defendant failed to yield the right of way as he was attempting to make a left turn from Theodore-Dawes Road northbound into a private driveway. Bradley G. Stockton, Jr. was traveling southbound on Theodore-Dawes Road on a motorcycle and, because of the Defendant’s failure to yield the right of way as he was making a left turn, the motorcycle of Bradley G. Stockton, Jr. struck the Defendant’s vehicle. Stockton was killed as a result of the collision. Mark Wolfe was retained by the Administrator of the Stockton Estate to pursue a wrongful death action against R&M Transportation Inc. on behalf of Stocton’s two minor children. A lawsuit was filed in Federal Court and an $800,000.00 settlement was reached at mediation.
  • Holmes v. Progressive halcyon Insurance Company, U.S. Federal District Court case number 1:07-487

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Jul 03, 2008
    Outcome:
    Verdict for the Plaintiff
    Description:
    On July 29, 2005 Dewana Holmes of Mobile was driving in Montgomery. As she was stopped in traffic her vehicle was rear-ended by another driver. At first, she did not think she was injured bad enough to require a trip to the emergency room. However, after a few days the pain complaints in her lower back had gotten worse and she sought follow up care from her family doctor in Saraland. This began a long and arduous course of care and treatment which ultimately required surgery for a herniated disk in her lower back. The surgery did not fully relieve her pain complaints and she ultimately had to stop her work as an insurance billing clerk for an area dentist. The insurance company for the at-fault driver eventually paid the limits of their liability insurance coverage, but that amount was inadequate to compensate Dewana for the totality of her injuries. Because of this she filed a lawsuit against her own automobile insurance carrier (Progressive)for underinsured motorist benefits. Progressive vigorously denied her claim for benefits and aggressively defended the case. At trial, the Progressive attorney told the jury that Dewana and her husband were trying to “put one over” on their insurance company. The jurors did not believe that and after only 30 minutes of deliberation they returned a verdict for Dewana in the amount of $205,721.07 which was every penny requested by M&W attorney Mark Wolfe in his closing argument.
  • Tyler v. WillBros Group Inc., CV 08-900951 – Mobile County

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Sep 23, 2009
    Outcome:
    Settlement
    Description:
    Early on the morning of November 27, 2007 Mr. Tyler was on his way to work. He was traveling on St. Stephens Road when a vehicle coming the opposite direction suddenly swerved into his lane of travel striking his vehicle head-on. The vehicle that struck Mr. Tyler was being operated on behalf of the Defendant, WillBros Group, Inc. Mr. Tyler suffered numerous injuries including a complex fracture to his hip that required surgery and hardware to repair. He was out of work for almost a year recovering from his injuries. Mr. Tyler, through his hard work, was able to return to his pre-collision employment with no physical restrictions. He was also lucky enough to have an employer who held his job open for him during his recovery and rehabilitation. A settlement of $650,000.00 was reached shortly after the mediation and a few weeks before trial.
  • Butler, et al. v. The Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile, et al. CV-03-2912.

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Oct 06, 2003
    Outcome:
    Settlement at mediation
    Description:
    Mark Wolfe represented four Plaintiffs who were sexually abused by a clergyman while they were students at a local Catholic high school from 1990 through 1995. The Complaint alleged that the church knew, or should have known, of the abusive behavior of the clergyman before the victims were abused and failed to take reasonable steps and procedures to remove the clergyman from his role as a counselor at the school. The church denied the Plaintiffs’ allegations and moved to dismiss the Complaint on the grounds that the Plaintiffs’ claims were barred by the Statute of Limitations. A settlement of the case was reached prior to oral arguments on the Motion to Dismiss and, at the Plaintiffs’ request, the settlement amount was confidential.
  • Westbrook, et al v. Jones, CV-00-1173

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Date:
    Feb 07, 2000
    Outcome:
    Judgement for the Plaintiffs
    Description:
    This tragic accident occurred on June 20, 1999 in Mobile County, Alabama when a drunk driver ran a red light at a high speed and crashed into a van occupied by the Westbrook family and friends as they were returning from a trip to Disney World. Four year old Joia White was killed in the accident and her grandfather, Elmore Westbrook, Jr. died about two weeks later from complications of his injuries. There was limited insurance coverage available and Mark Wolfe did not charge a fee for his services. A 2.5 million dollar judgment was obtained against the drunk driver for the victims and their families.
  • Estate of Nancy Brown v. **** Nursing Home, et al. CV 00-0052

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Date:
    May 01, 2001
    Outcome:
    Settlement
    Description:
    This case involved an allegation of neglect which caused the death of 89 year old Nancy Brown. After about two weeks at the facility, Ms. Brown was rushed to a local emergency room where she was diagnosed as being severely dehydrated. She died a few days later from complications of the dehydration. A wrongful death lawsuit was filed by Moore & Wolfe on behalf of the Estate and after a year and a half of litigation, a confidential settlement was reached. Mark Wolfe handled the case for him.
  • Voivedich v. Douglas CV 01-1630

    Practice Area:
    Motorcycle Accident
    Date:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Outcome:
    Settlement
    Description:
    This case involved a motorcycle collision with a small farm tractor. The accident happened when Mr. Voivedich ran his motorcycle into the back of a small farm tractor being operated by the Defendant on a rural Mobile County road. Mr. Voivedich received extensive injuries including the loss of part of his right heel. There was a dispute as to the lighting conditions at the time of the accident. The tractor was being operated without any lights or reflective warning devices but the Defendant contended that it was dusk and there was enough light that Mr. Voivedich should have seen the tractor. Mr. Voivedich stated it was dark at the time of the accident and his testimony was later verified by an independent witness. The case then settled for the full policy limits of the Defendant, $301,000.00. Mark Wolfe handled the case for the firm.
  • Estate of xxxxxx v. Monumental Life Insurance Company, claim # 07003142

    Practice Area:
    Insurance
    Outcome:
    Full payment of life insurance benefits.
    Description:
    The deceased, who was killed in a motorcycle accident, had a policy of life insurance through Monumental Life Insurance Company that provided for accidental death benefits. The parents of the deceased submitted a claim for benefits that was denied due to an unfavorable toxicology report. In Court, the report was proven to be flawed and deemed not admissibible because its accuracy was unreliable. The claim was resolved for the full amount of benefits owed.
  • Estate of Rose Clark v. Hartford Life Insurance Company, Claim Number: ADD-10900 49-59141

    Practice Area:
    Insurance
    Date:
    Feb 09, 2012
    Outcome:
    Settled
    Description:
    This claim involved the denial of accidental death benefits. Ms. Clark died from a cerebral hemorrhage ten days after she had a fall at her house. At the hospital, and before her death, medical personnel indicated to her family that the cerebral hemorrhage appeared to be trauma related. Based upon these observations and comments, her daughters who were beneficiaries under an accidental death policy issued by Hartford, submitted a claim. After six months the claim was denied by Hartford because their adjuster did not believe the cerebral hemorrhage was of an “accidental origin.” Mark Wolfe of BF&W was retained to prosecute the appeal of the denied benefits. In support of the appeal, BF&W submitted a full set of relevant medical records including the digital CT scan related to the cerebral hemorrhage as well as affidavits from a radiologist and a neurosurgeon. Both doctors testified that based upon the medical records and the CT scan, the cerebral hemorrhage was of traumatic origin and consistent with a head trauma. After reviewing the documents and material submitted by BF&W, Hartford reversed its previous denial and paid the full amount of life insurance benefits owed along with accrued interest.
  • F&S Marine LLC v. Indemnity Insurance Company of NA, et al., CV 2009-900715

    Practice Area:
    Insurance
    Date:
    May 11, 2009
    Outcome:
    Settled
    Description:
    This insurance benefit case involved a significant loss claim for F&S Marine LLC (F&S) at a shipyard job site in South Carolina. F&S submitted the claim for the loss and it was denied because the insurance company claimed F&S was not covered for the loss. Mark Wolfe of BF&W was retained by F&S to investigate and prosecute this matter. Pre-litigation attempts at resolution were not successful and a lawsuit was filed. Shortly after filing the lawsuit, a confidential settlement was reached in the matter.