Representative Matters

AS LEAD COUNSEL, NETTED VERDICT IN JURY TRIAL AGAINST COUNTY FOR FIFTH AMENDMENT TAKING, TRESSPASS AND NEGLIGENCE

Brandon Mark and his co-lead counsel successfully persuaded a jury in federal court to award their clients nearly all of the damages they sought against a Utah county and its contractor for the damage they caused to the client’s mountain property. The jury returned a verdict in Mr. Mark’s client’s favor on all three claims—trespass, negligence and 5th Amendment Taking—and awarded punitive damages against the contractor. Mr. Mark and Parsons Behle & Latimer also convinced the court to award their clients' attorneys’ fees for the county’s unconstitutional taking.