The following is a summary of some of the results of Winner & Associates:

  • A jury verdict of $8.6 million (which included $5 million in punitive damages) for a girl who was hit on the head by a falling school cafeteria folding table, resulting in post-concussion brain damage and a likely life-long seizure disorder. The jury found that the table was defectively designed, and that the manufacturer knowingly sent out a dangerous product.
  • A $700,000 settlement in a highly-publicized case on behalf of a woman with moderate brain injuries and post-traumatic stress syndrome resulting from delay in response to her emergency 911 call.
  • A settlement for $4.5 million in a class-action lawsuit on behalf of the residents of an Alaska Native village whose water system was contaminated by the local school district.
  • A settlement for over $1 million for the children of a decedent in litigation involving a will contest where they claimed undue influence. Following this, a judgment of $500,000 in a malpractice suit against the attorney responsible for drafting this will.
  • A settlement for $750,000 for an elderly woman with dementia who was neglected and mistreated by an Anchorage nursing home.
  • A settlement of $780,000 for the estates of three inmates killed while being transported in a Department of Corrections van.
  • The firm has successfully represented many other injured plaintiffs with different types of injuries, negotiating settlements in the range of $500,000 to $1 million.

In each of the above cases, Winner & Associates worked as co-counsel with the referring attorneys, frequently Angstman Law Office.  In addition:

  • Winner & Associates represented an Alaska Native corporation before the Federal District Court for the District of Alaska and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, securing conveyance to it of 10,000 acres of its shareholders' ancestral lands under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
  • The firm successfully represented the University of Alaska in securing title to tens of thousands of acres of land across Alaska to help fulfill its land entitlement under federal and state law.
  • The firm successfully represented the University of Alaska in litigation over the conveyance to it of timber harvesting rights in the Alaska Gulf Coast.
  • The firm represented an Alaska Native non-profit health organization, headquartered in Anchorage, in the successful negotiation of the Alaska Tribal Health Compact, helping to secure long-term funding from Congress for Native health care in Alaska.
 

Winner & Associates, P.C. 900 West Fifth Avenue
Suite 700 Anchorage, Alaska (AK) 99501

Telephone: (907) 277-9522
Fax: (907) 277-4510

E-mail: swinner@winnerlaw.com

 
 
 
 
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