A case handled by Gentry Locke attorney W. David Paxton was named to the list of "Virginia's Largest Verdicts of 2007" by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Paxton and his co-counsel, Tim Cullen of Jones Day, made the list with a verdict of $4 million that was obtained for Gentry Locke client The United Company.
The United Company maintained that its former president should return a $10 million bonus that he received under an oral agreement. The executive left the company just 18 months after receiving the funds. The jury required the executive to return $4 million, finding that he had been unjustly enriched.
This is the second year that Gentry Locke attorneys have been named to this list (read about 2006 details here). Each year Virginia Lawyers Weekly releases a list of verdicts awarding over $1 million. To make this list, the amount must be awarded by a jury, not by a judge.
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