Blankenship v. USA Truck, Inc.

Filing 104

AMENDED JUDGMENT awarding attorneys fees in the amount of $196,515.60 and costs in the amount of $12,492.25, in accordance with the Court's Order filed this same date. Signed by Honorable P. K. Holmes, III on December 13, 2011. (sh)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS FORT SMITH DIVISION WILLIAM BLANKENSHIP, JR. v. PLAINTIFF Case No. 2:08-CV-02074 USA TRUCK, INC. DEFENDANT AMENDED JUDGMENT On the 11th day of October 2011, this matter came on for trial to a duly selected jury consisting of eight members, the undersigned presiding. At the completion of the three day trial, the case was submitted to the jury on interrogatories and a unanimous verdict was reached as to each interrogatory as follows: INTERROGATORY NO. 1: Do you find, by a preponderance of the evidence, that USA Truck, Inc. fraudulently induced William Blankenship to enter into the Release and Settlement Agreement dated March 6, 2006, as provided for in Instruction 15? Yes X No Based upon the jury’s answer to the above interrogatory, the jury was not required to complete any remaining interrogatories. The verdict form was signed and dated by the jury foreperson. In accordance with the above verdict, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED AND ADJUDGED, that Plaintiff takes nothing on his Complaint and the matter is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Defendant is awarded attorneys’ fees of $196,515.60 and costs of $12,492.25 in accordance with the Court’s Order filed on this same date. IT IS SO ORDERED this 13th day of December, 2011. /s/P. K. Holmes, III P.K. HOLMES, III UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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