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Florida mother awarded $330M after daughter’s death in drunk-driving collision.

On Behalf of | Oct 2, 2009 | Firm News

Created: 02 October 2009

The St. Petersburg (FL) Times (10/1, Anderson) reported, “In what local court observers are calling one of the largest verdicts they can recall, a Hernando County [FL] jury on Wednesday awarded more than $330 million in civil damages to” Angela Stone, whose 13-year-old daughter, Shelby Taylor Hagman, was killed in 2007 by a drunk driver, Christopher Marcone. “Stone also has filed a wrongful death suit in Hillsborough against Kia Motors Corp. and a local auto dealer, claiming that a defective passenger restraint system – seat belt and shoulder harness – contributed to Shelby’s fatal injuries.” Stone’s attorney, Steve Yerrid, said, “Kia is on notice. Because unlike Mr. Marcone, Kia has a lot more than $330 million. We’ll see if they want to tussle.”