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FEATURED CASE RESULTS

$575M*
PRODUCT LIABILITY SETTLEMENT
HMG represented numerous injury victims and the families of those killed in accidents caused by GM’s defective ignition switch and their concealment of safety defects. This multi-district litigation is considered the single largest product liability litigation in US history, resulting in a $575 million settlement.
*This is an aggregate settlement for multiple clients.

$50M
COMMERCIAL TRUCK ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT
In September 2021, HMG secured a $50 Million settlement for the family of a man who sustained serious injuries in a commercial trucking accident. The father of four was preparing to take a left-hand turn when an 18-wheeler attempted to pass him in a no-passing zone, striking the rear of his car, causing it to burst into flames. The decedent suffered extensive burns and was paralyzed due to neck injuries. He was hospitalized for 4-months and passed away due to complications from his injuries after being sent home.

$33M
Product Liability Verdict
The HMG trial team won a $33M product liability case against a golf-car company, involving a golf cart that tipped over on a child causing a severe traumatic brain injury.

$50M*
CORPORATE MALPRACTICE VERDICT
Mr. Hilliard was also the lead class counsel in Haese v. H&R Block, a class action lawsuit involving every Texan who received a rapid refund from H&R Block (approx. 300,000 plaintiffs). He assisted other class counsel in forcing H&R Block to disclose it received kickbacks for arranging loans between its tax preparation clients and predatory lenders. The settlement for his clients was over $50 million.
*This is an aggregate settlement for multiple clients.

$30M
PRODUCT LIABILITY VERDICT
A jury determined that the defective design and marketing of an All Terrain Vehicle were the proximate cause of the decedent's injuries in a fatal ATV accident.

$21.5M
AUTOMOTIVE VERDICT - DISTRACTED DRIVING
Mr. Hilliard was the lead trial attorney in a case involving a woman who was injured in a two-vehicle accident. The driver of the second car, an employee for Coca-Cola, was talking on her cell phone at the time of the accident. That verdict was the largest 2012 jury verdict in the nation for a case involving a back injury requiring surgery. It was also the third largest motor vehicle verdict in Texas for 2012 and ranked No. 11 in overall verdicts in Texas for 2012.

$25M
PREMISES LIABILITY VERDICT
In May 2013, Mr. Hilliard was the lead trial attorney who obtained a $25 million jury verdict in a premises liability case in Nueces County, Texas. His client, a security guard for a downtown Corpus Christi building, was severely beaten while at work. The $25 million judgment is the 2013 No. 1 verdict in Texas for a premises liability case.

$20M
GOVERNMENT ARBITRATION SETTLEMENT - PROPERTY DAMAGE
In January 2022, HMG obtained a $20 Million settlement on behalf of Nueces County, Texas for property damage that occurred as a result of Hurricane Harvey. In less than 5 months, HMG recovered $90M for their clients.

$20M
COMMERCIAL TRUCK ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT
In November 2021, HMG secured a $20 Million settlement on behalf of a man who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury and back injury resulting from a commercial motor vehicle rollover crash caused by defective road construction conditions. In a 2-month period, HMG obtained $70 million on behalf of victims of serious trucking accidents.

$20.8M
PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENT - OIL FIELD ACCIDENT
HMG secured a $20.8M settlement for the family of a man who passed away after an explosion at an oil field.

$18M
WORKPLACE ACCIDENT VERDICT
A Nueces County jury awarded our client, Chris Garza, $18M in a work-place injury after a week-long trial. Mr. Garza was installing a 200 pound structural garage beam that gave way, striking a 2x4 that was supporting his ladder, and causing him to fall. Mr. Garza sustained substantial injuries, including a compound fracture to his forearm, requiring 5 surgeries and a skin graft from his left thigh. The beam gave way in part due to Garza’s use of improperly sized nails that had been provided to him by his employer, R & T Framing. The jury found that MEI, who designed and planned the project, as well as R&T Framing, were negligent and grossly negligent in causing Chris Garza’s injuries by failing to properly train him and by failing to monitor and supervise him.

$18M*
PREMISES LIABILITY VERDICT
After only 3 days of trial, a San Patricio County, Texas jury returned a returned a record breaking $18 million verdict, including $10 million in punitive damages, on behalf of our client, the widow of a trucker and handyman, who died after falling through a roof. His employer, I&R Trucking, had asked him to replace a rooftop skylight despite having knowledge of hazardous conditions. I&R Trucking willfully failed to provide Mr. Perez with any fall protection training, instruction, or equipment. In a notoriously conservative county, the jury unanimously agreed that I&R Trucking was grossly negligent for its callous disregard of the safety and welfare of its employee. This verdict remains the single largest wrongful death verdict in a premises liability case in the history of San Patricio County, Texas.
*Case is on appeal

$13.5M
CORPORATE MALPRACTICE VERDICT
In 2005, Mr. Hilliard represented multiple plaintiffs in litigation with Ocwen Loan Services, LLC (formerly Ocwen Federal Savings Bank) on allegations of predatory lending. Mr. Hilliard tried two cases which resulted in combined verdicts of $13.5 million. Mr. Hilliard’s firm was then appointed Liaison Counsel in the Ocwen Multi-District Litigation in Texas.

$13M
WORKPLACE ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT
HMG won a $13M settlement for a crane truck operator who was paralyzed in a workplace accident.

$11.5M
WORKPLACE ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT
HMG achieved a $11.5M settlement for a man who sustained burn injuries in a workplace accident.

$10.9M
PRODUCT LIABILITY VERDICT - SUDDEN ACCELERATION
Bob Hilliard took on automotive giant Toyota, going to trial to prove a Toyota Camry accelerated uncontrollably, causing a crash that killed three people. A jury awarded $10.9 to the families of the victims. Bob Hilliard’s huge victory in Trice, et. al v. Toyota Motor Corporation, et. al is the largest U.S. verdict related to death and injury caused by sudden acceleration of Toyota vehicles.

$10.5M
PREMISES LIABILITY VERDICT
Our client, a Service Transport commercial truck driver, sustained catastrophic injuries from a fall while making a delivery at BASF’s chemical facility. He subsequently passed away from those injuries. The jury found that BASF was negligent in failing to provide adequate safety policies and procedures. Further, based on previous similar incidents, BASF knew or should have known of the dangers. The jury agreed, finding BASF 100% at fault.

$10M
PREMISES LIABILITY SETTLEMENT
While working at a chemical facility, our client was instructed by the owner to climb to the top of a vessel to install spacers on a pipe when he was suddenly and without warning exposed to high concentrations of deadly chemical gases, including carbon monoxide, nitrogen, hydrogen, and hydrogen sulfide. He suffered severe and permanent injuries, including a traumatic brain injury and a back injury that will require surgery.

$9.5M
Personal Injury Settlement - OIL FIELD ACCIDENT
In 2019, HMG secured a $9.5 Million settlement for the family of a man who was killed while working at a pipeline facility in South Texas.

$7.5M
COMMERCIAL TRUCK ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT
HMG recovered $7.5M for a client who sustained significant injuries after being rear-ended by a commercial truck.

$6.4M
PREMISES LIABILITY VERDICT
As lead trial lawyer, Mr. Hilliard successfully represented a 90-year-old Corpus Christi woman who was injured when a hospital’s sliding door closed on her, crushing her hip. The jury awarded a $6.4 million verdict, which ranked No. 3 in Texas for overall verdicts in 2011.

$6M
COMMERCIAL TRUCK ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT
HMG achieved a $6M settlement for a man who sustained serious injuries after being struck by an 18-wheeler.

$2M
PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENT - CHILD INJURY
In 2018, HMG achieved a $2,000,000 settlement with a child daycare center for failure to render lifesaving aid to child in distress.

$1.375M
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT VERDICT
In 2019, HMG won a $1.375M jury for a man who sustained serious injuries in an automobile accident. This was a 2019 Top 100 Verdict.

CONFIDENTIAL
MASS TORT SETTLEMENT - PHARMACEUTICAL LIABILITY
Mr. Hilliard was Lead Counsel in the pharmaceutical product liability case against Johnson & Johnson based on allegations that its drug, Risperdal, was promoted for uses not approved by the FDA and for payment of kickbacks to physicians for prescribing the medication. Mr. Hilliard led the negotiations and successfully settled over 1,500 cases for a confidential amount after he took the deposition of Johnson & Johnson’s CEO, Alex Gorsky.

CONFIDENTIAL
SOCIAL JUSTICE SETTLEMENT
HMG secured a large confidential settlement against a financial institution that imposed unjust and discriminatory standards on its Black customers. The sizeable settlement marked a victory against the widespread, racist phenomenon known as “Banking while Black.” The settlement not only provided a monetary award to the victims of discrimination, it also required the bank to set aside funds for African American community advancement.

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