This verdict sends a message to every person, business, or corporation, who comes to Alabama that if you mistreat our citizens, or defraud our citizens, if you steal from our citizens, that you will be held responsible and accountable for your actions.
Birmingham, Alabama (PRWEB) April 03, 2013
Civil trial attorney Jason Yearout, of the Birmingham, Alabama law firm of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., issued the following statement commenting on the $3 million jury verdict rendered this week for his client, Buddy Scroggins, by a jury in Bessemer, Jefferson County, Alabama. This case is pending in the the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama (Bessemer Division) styled Scroggins, et al., v. Deng, et al., 68-CV-07-563-ERV.
"Buddy had an idea, a revolutionary idea, for a new LED light fixture," said Yearout. "Deng and DM Technology had the ability to manufacture the product. Buddy agreed to allow Deng to patent the idea provided both were on the patent. Deng patented the idea in his name alone, however, and severed ties with Buddy.
"At trial, Deng introduced a patent that we alleged was fraudulent. Deng claimed the patent was from 2003 for the same idea," Yearout stated. "I knew the 2003 patent did not exist, my client knew the 2003 patent did not exist, and I believe it's clear that the jury concluded that the 2003 patent did not exist."
Yearout stated: "It seems clear to me that the jury found Deng to lack credibility based upon his inconsistent testimony, evasiveness, and lack of candor. The verdict proves, in my opinion, that the jury concluded that Deng intentionally defrauded Buddy. Buddy asked for $1.25 million in compensatory damages and $1.25 million in punitive damages. The jury increased each to $1.5 million. The total verdict, as shown in the court order attached to this release, was $3,004,750.00."
"This is a great victory for the people of Alabama," Yearout said. "This verdict sends a message to every entity who comes to Alabama that if you mistreat our citizens, if you defraud our citizens, if you steal from our citizens, you will be held responsible."
Jason Yearout has practiced law for twelve years, representing victims of corporate fraud, negligence and other wrongdoing. Yearout handles both personal injury lawsuits and complex financial litigation.
This release was issued by Birmingham injury attorney Jason L. Yearout of the law firm of Yearout and Traylor, P.C. All of the statements contained herein, and the opinions stated herein are those of Jason Yearout, the attorney for the plaintiff, Buddy Scroggins.
About Jason L. Yearout
Jason Yearout has been an Alabama attorney since 2000, and is a member of the Alabama, Nevada, and Maryland state bars. Additionally, Yearout is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, and the U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama.
Although Yearout and his law firm also represent businesses in certain matters such as helping collect BP claims for lost revenue in the BP oil spill settlement, Yearout has spent the majority of his twelve years of law practice representing individuals in lawsuits involving:
Automobile Accidents and Motorcycle Accidents
Litigation & Appeals
Fair Credit Reporting Act / Identity Theft
Fair Debt Collection / Creditor Harassment
Yearout is listed as a rising star by the attorney rating service, Super Lawyers.
About Yearout & Traylor, P.C.
Founded in 1984, Yearout & Traylor, P.C. has two decades of experience trying cases on behalf of individuals and businesses that have been hurt or taken advantage of as the result of the wrongful conduct of others. The firm’s lawyers have a wide variety of experience in personal injury and other forms of civil litigation. For more information about the firm’s services, visit the firm's website at Yearout.net.
Yearout & Traylor, P.C.
3300 Cahaba Road, Suite 300
Birmingham, AL 35223
Sources, links and disclaimers:
The case is CLARENCE "BUDDY" W. SCROGGINS, COMPLETE LIGHTING SOURCE, INC., Plaintiffs, v. DENG VICTOR, DM TECHNOLOGY & ENERGY, INC., BARTCO LIGHTING, Defendants. Case No.: CV-2007-000563.00 in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama, Bessemer Division.
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