Gruel Mills has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for its clients, in complex litigation, including large truck accidents, birth injury and medical malpractice cases, and other complex injury claims. In the first part of 2017, the firm obtained a jury verdict in excess of $5 Million for a client seriously burned in a propane gas explosion. A recent claim was settled of in excess of $4 Million. The firm has handled complex aviation litigation, including one of the first cases in the United States to obtain personal jurisdiction over French business jet manufacturer, Dassault Aviation.
ANDERSON v. DASSAULT AVIATION, 03-2422, United States, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis. In a diversity action arising from injuries sustained on a Falcon jet, the jet's French manufacturer had sufficient contacts with Arkansas to create a basis for jurisdiction. Most of its jets fly into Arkansas to be completed to customer's specifications at defendant's wholly owned subsidiary, which is also the exclusive distributor of its business jets in the western hemisphere.
MORRIS SHEPPARD ARNOLD, Circuit Judge., Before WOLLMAN, MORRIS SHEPPARD ARNOLD, and COLLOTON, Circuit Judges. Court United States Eighth Circuit