Selected Verdicts and Settlements

There is no guarantee of recovery in any case because each case has its own specific factual and legal circumstances. Each of the cases presented were resolved as a result of their specific factual and legal circumstances. Attorney fees and case preparation expenses were deducted from each recovery, thereby reducing the amount actually received by the client.

William F McMurry, KY Attorney Who Wins Cases

$25.7 Million Sexual Abuse Class Action Settlement
Arising out of sexual abuse of 243 children, now adults, while attending Catholic churches and schools in the Louisville, Kentucky Archdiocese. At the time of the settlement, this was the largest amount ever paid by an archdiocese out of their own pocket; no insurance proceeds were available.

[Confidential Settlement Amount – after fourth day of trial ]
Legal Malpractice settlement arising out of large regional law firm’s failure to properly meet pleading deadlines resulting in client’s loss of commissions from a lucrative business-finding agreement. Loss of claimed commissions totaled $93 million.

$2.5 Million Verdict against the Leader of the Imperial Klans of America and other Klan Members
William F. McMurry served as co-counsel with Morris Dees and the Southern Poverty Law Center in representing a 16-year old Native American who was beaten by a group of Klan members engaged in recruitment activities at the Meade County Fair in Brandenburg, Kentucky.

$2.250 Million Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death
Arising out of the death of a thirty-three year old woman hospitalized for constipation.

$2.05 Million Medical Malpractice/Products Liability Settlement
Arising out of an injury caused by an allegedly defective medical device product.

$16 Million Legal Malpractice/Living Trust Scam Settlement
Arising out of a nationwide scam where over 15,000 elderly class members fell victim to lawyers involved in a living trust and life insurance scam. This is the only nationwide class action ever certified by a Circuit Court in Kentucky.

$950,000 Legal Malpractice Settlement
Arising out of negligent handling of Client’s medical malpractice claim. Case was settled during trial.

$2.1 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict
Arising out of the failure to diagnose and treat a stroke patient.

$1.5 Million Sexual Abuse Settlement
Arising out of sexual and physical abuse of 45 children, now adults, at an orphanage between the late 1940’s through 1984. Only settlement arising out of sexual abuse perpetrated by nuns at an orphanage in the United States.

$450,000 Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings/Malicious Prosecution Verdict
Arising out of the filing and prosecution of a frivolous medical malpractice suit against an orthopedic surgeon. Largest such verdict in Kentucky.

$2.9 Million Automobile Accident Verdict
Arising out of the “mild” traumatic brain injury suffered by a lawyer in a rear-end collision. Insurance company for lawyer refused to pay UIM claim and argued he was malingering. Largest “mild” traumatic brain injury verdict in Kentucky.

$1.4 Million Products Liability Settlement
Arising out of house fire related death caused by a consumer product defect in a cordless phone.

$3 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement
Arising out of failure to diagnose kidney cancer. Case was settled during jury deliberations.

$2.35 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict
Arising out of emergency room physician’s failure to properly treat carbon monoxide poisoning.

$1.5 Million Insurance Bad Faith Settlement
Arising out of automobile insurance carrier’s violation of the Kentucky Unfair Claims Practice Act.

$25.7 Million Sexual Abuse Class Action Settlement
Arising out of sexual abuse of 243 children, now adults, while attending Catholic churches and schools in the Louisville, Kentucky Archdiocese. At the time of the settlement, this was the largest amount ever paid by an archdiocese out of their own pocket; no insurance proceeds were available.

[Confidential Settlement Amount – after fourth day of trial ]
Legal Malpractice settlement arising out of large regional law firm’s failure to properly meet pleading deadlines resulting in client’s loss of commissions from a lucrative business-finding agreement. Loss of claimed commissions totaled $93 million.

$2.5 Million Verdict against the Leader of the Imperial Klans of America and other Klan Members
William F. McMurry served as co-counsel with Morris Dees and the Southern Poverty Law Center in representing a 16-year old Native American who was beaten by a group of Klan members engaged in recruitment activities at the Meade County Fair in Brandenburg, Kentucky.

$2.250 Million Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death
Arising out of the death of a thirty-three year old woman hospitalized for constipation.

$2.05 Million Medical Malpractice/Products Liability Settlement
Arising out of an injury caused by an allegedly defective medical device product.

$16 Million Legal Malpractice/Living Trust Scam Settlement
Arising out of a nationwide scam where over 15,000 elderly class members fell victim to lawyers involved in a living trust and life insurance scam. This is the only nationwide class action ever certified by a Circuit Court in Kentucky.

$950,000 Legal Malpractice Settlement
Arising out of negligent handling of Client’s medical malpractice claim. Case was settled during trial.

$2.1 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict
Arising out of the failure to diagnose and treat a stroke patient.

$1.5 Million Sexual Abuse Settlement
Arising out of sexual and physical abuse of 45 children, now adults, at an orphanage between the late 1940’s through 1984. Only settlement arising out of sexual abuse perpetrated by nuns at an orphanage in the United States.

$450,000 Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings/Malicious Prosecution Verdict
Arising out of the filing and prosecution of a frivolous medical malpractice suit against an orthopedic surgeon. Largest such verdict in Kentucky.

$2.9 Million Automobile Accident Verdict
Arising out of the “mild” traumatic brain injury suffered by a lawyer in a rear-end collision. Insurance company for lawyer refused to pay UIM claim and argued he was malingering. Largest “mild” traumatic brain injury verdict in Kentucky.

$1.4 Million Products Liability Settlement
Arising out of house fire related death caused by a consumer product defect in a cordless phone.

$3 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement
Arising out of failure to diagnose kidney cancer. Case was settled during jury deliberations.

$2.35 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict
Arising out of emergency room physician’s failure to properly treat carbon monoxide poisoning.

$1.5 Million Insurance Bad Faith Settlement
Arising out of automobile insurance carrier’s violation of the Kentucky Unfair Claims Practice Act.

$25.7 Million Sexual Abuse Class Action Settlement
Arising out of sexual abuse of 243 children, now adults, while attending Catholic churches and schools in the Louisville, Kentucky Archdiocese. At the time of the settlement, this was the largest amount ever paid by an archdiocese out of their own pocket; no insurance proceeds were available.

$1.5 million Sexual Abuse Class Action Settlement
Arising out of sexual abuse of seven children by a priest and two nuns at an Anchorage orphanage run by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in the 1950s and 1960s.