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Kevin Curtis Ferry
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Kevin Ferry’s Legal Cases

6 total

  • M. Doe. v. Rodriguez

    Practice Area:
    Car accident
    Outcome:
    settlement of accident during snow storm
    Description:
    This is a short story about a smallish case but illustrative of what hard work and commitment to a case can bring. Our client called a very well know t.v. lawyer who had settled a case for this client two years ealier for 250,000.00. Because the new case was complicated and required a good deal of work, her t.v. lawyer DECLINED the case. Our client told us that she had made a legal u-turn on the Berlin Turnpike in route to home after a day at work. The investigating police officer cited our client for making an illegal turn. She was struck as she made the u-turn and her car was pushed into a fire hydrant. She was rendered unconscious and was severly bruised and battered. She required a week in a rehabilitaion facility, but ultimatley made a complete recovery after a six week absense from work. We filed suit and I personally examined the scene with my client to determine if she had in fact made a legal turn. She had. I took the deposition of the driver who hit her and learned that he was driving with bald tires and knew that the roads were very slippery because his mother called him before he left work to warn him that the roads were bad and he admitted that he almost fell on the ice and snow as he walked to his car. The at fault driver also stated in his deposition that he was drving the speed limit when road conditions clearly called for a much slower speed. The case settled for 55,000.00 within a couple of weeks after the deposition. And her TV Lawyer refused to take the case. Wow!
  • State v. Rodriguez

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Outcome:
    eight felony counts. Full acquittal in Hartford.
    Description:
    This was the first criminal trial for me and to my client's credit, he was very truthful about his conduct. My client was offered eight years to serve during pre trial plea bargaining. Although the sentence he faced if convicted could have easily exceeded twenty years, he decided to place his trust in the jury system. My biggest disagreement with the client was over whether he should testify. I felt stronly that we had nothing to gain by his testimony and conviced him after many, many discussions, not to testify. We called his sister as our only witness and she was asked fewer than ten questions. Fortunately the jury, which was racailly and ethnically balanced, saw it our way.
  • Estate of E. A. v. Union Station Cafe

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Outcome:
    Mediated Settlement
    Description:
    This case involves our client being thrown out of a bar because he was wearing a T Shirt in support of a motorcylcle club that was disliked by the owner of the building in which the bar was located. Our client was taken in the back parking lot of the bar by those loyal to a different motorcylce club, frightened into running into a dark, and forested area with no fencing, where he tumbled off an an unguarded stone wall into a stream and drowned. After extensive work on this case including fending off the insurance carrier's declaratory judgment suit whereby it attempted to obtain a judicial order that it did not have to provide any coverage, an all day site visit with an engineer, building code official and videoagrapher and multiple depositions, the case settled in the seven figure range after a day long mediation with a retired judge. The money is being paid out over time to the minor beneficiaries through a structured settlement approved by the Probate Judge. Please Note: A lawyer certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy turned this case down. We are very happy for our deceased client's children that we did not.
  • Clayton v. Sansevero

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful death
    Date:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Outcome:
    Settled- mediation Middletown Superior Court.
    Description:
    Our client was going out to an early dinner n Durham Connecticut when a speeding vehicle lost control at a curve in the road and stuck our client's vehicle head on. Narcotic drug residue was found in the pocket book of the at fault driver. The impact lifted our client's small pick up truck up and over the guardrail. Emergency responders were unable to locate her vehicle for several minutes. Our client was alive for a short time after the accident, but did not survive due to massive internal injuries. Unfortunately, the young lady who killed our client continues to run afoul of the law and recently failed to appear for her sentencing for criminal charges brought against her because of the motor vehicle accident and death of Ms. Claton. update: the at fault driver has been arrested and will be facing additional prison time for failure to appear when she is sentenced in January 2010 in Middletown.
  • State v. Lenarz

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Jan 03, 2012
    Outcome:
    Case dismissed
    Description:
    The United States Supreme Court declined to accept the State of Connecticut's petition for writ of Certiori resulting in a complete dismissal of 9 Counts. Case involved three separate cases consolidated for trial. Charges were Sexual Assualt and risk of Injury to a minor
  • UPS tractor trailer driver causes death

    Practice Area:
    Trucking accident
    Date:
    Feb 13, 2013
    Outcome:
    3.88 million dollar verdict
    Description:
    Our 55 year old client, George M. Upton , was on his way to work at 3:00 am when he was rear ended by a loaded United Parcel Service (UPS) tractor trailer truck traveling 67 miles per hour. He leaves a wife of 20 years and a grown son. The 80,000 pound Ups truck was barely damaged but the impact causes Mr. Upton to be pushed right, ride up the guard rail, through a light post and into the trees. Mr Upton's pickup truck came to rest 200 feet from point of impact. United Parcel Service never accepted responsibility. UPS claimed that Mr Upton cut the UPS driver off and caused his own death. UPS hired 2 lawyers from Philadelphia and a number of so called experts to testify the UPS driver did nothing wrong. UPS spent over $100,000.00 on a number these so called "experts" when the decent thing to do would have been pay the widow instead of dragging her through a trial and having her lose her house. Shame on UPS. The jury didn't buy any of the garbage dished out by UPS. The jury found the UPS driver, Joseph Socha, was negligent and reckless. The Verdict was 3.88 million dollars and does not include several hundred thousand dollars in interest that UPS owes because it failed to own up and pay up. UPS never offered more than 1 million.