James Perkins v. American Electric Power Co.

Jennifer Marie Verkamp

Case Conclusion Date:January 7, 2004

Practice Area:Litigation

Outcome:$3,400,000 damage award

Description:Mr. Perkins was a seaman on the Ohio River. He fell from one level of a towboat to another and was badly injured. The trial court ruled against him. We were able to get the verdict against him reversed on appeal and then secured a damage award in his favor of more than $3,400,000, which was affirmed by the Sixth Circuit. Perkins v. Am. Elec. Power Fuel Supply, Inc., 91 Fed. Appx. 370 (6th Cir. 2004) Perkins v. Am. Elec. Power Fuel Supply, Inc., 246 F.3d 593 (6th Cir. 2002), cert. denied, 534 U.S. 994 (2001)