Outcome:$1.5 million jury verdict
Description:Two business executives were promised substantial bonuses to launch the Whittiker Corporation's fledgling HMO, and to make it a profitable venture. Then the defendant decided to sell the HMO, promising the executives a different bonus if they would assist with the sale. After the company was sold, however, the defendant reneged on its promise to award the executives their bonuses. Tony Stuart proved the defendant was unjustified in denying the bonuses, and a jury awarded the plaintiffs $1.5 million.