$17,120,662 Verdict

On September 16, 2013, a Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded $17,120,662 to an 85-year-old man who was hit by a Southland Transit Inc. bus while he was lawfully walking in a crosswalk in Baldwin Park, California. The collision resulted in Julio Huayanca’s right leg being amputated. The same jury also determined that Southland Transit should be required to pay punitive damages because its conduct as an employer constituted malice.