Gentry Locke Named to Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2007

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 in a row that Gentry Locke attorneys have been named to this list. 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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