Earlier this month, the jury in a case against Frac Tech Services International in the district court in Upshur County, Texas, awarded Joshua Patterson about $101 million. Although the jury found the trucker to be 70 percent at fault and FTS 30 percent responsible for the crash, the big payout came when the jury calculated Frac Tech’s negligence at $75 million.
The lawsuit claims that Bill Acker was driving under the influence of drugs before and at the time of the collision. Despite FTS knowing about several policies that prohibited Acker from driving, the company hired him anyway. Essentially, the case was based around the idea that FTS should have never “recklessly employed” Acker, let alone entrusted him in driving a truck.
Read the article at Land Line Magazine.