In this episode, Mike Campbell and Chris Finney sit down with Wes Shumate of Davis Bethune & Jones to talk about a recent case verdict he and his firm were able to achieve for a sheriff’s deputy who was sexually assaulted in her own hotel room in 2016 while attending a crime scene investigation seminar in downtown St. Louis.
The jury awarded the woman $177 million, including $149 in punitive damages. The court agreed with Wes Shumate that the hotel needed to be held accountable for letting the assault occur. The assaulter was a security guard employed by the hotel who used his master key to enter the victim’s room while she was sleeping.
During the pod, Wes dives deep into the details of the case and how it transpired.