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DENVER — A Denver jury earlier this week awarded a former client of Anderson Hemmat & Levine more than $2 million in her suit alleging that the firm pressured her to settle, reported the Westword.
Daniell Goff, who hired the personal injury law firm to represent her after she was involved in a car accident, brought suit against the firm alleging it had forced her to settle for less than her case was worth. She also alleged that one of the firm’s attorneys, Chad Hemmat, had used offensive language to describe her, calling her a “toothless cootie.”
Her award includes $1.5 million in punitive damages. She was represented at trial by Colorado Springs attorney Patric LeHouillier. The case was heard in Judge Edward Bronfin’s court.
Hemmat told the Westword that he would appeal the verdict.
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