Shane Reed won a *$3.1 million lawsuit against Wal-Mart for a young burn victim in Yreka, CA.
A seven-year-old girl was injured after her family purchased a defective stock pot from a Wal-Mart in Yreka. The cooking pot essentially became a pressure cooker that exploded, injuring the girl who suffered burns on her face and body.
A California attorney turned down the case before the family turned to Reed to represent the girl in a Sacramento federal court. Wal-Mart's attorney had more than five assistants at all times during the trial. Reed was a one man show. During trial, Reed lived in a motor home that was parked across the street from the federal courthouse.
After four days of testimony and argument, the seven-person jury came back with a *$3.1 million award. It was more than the attorney had asked for.
“Shane was awesome.” Breanne's father, Robert Hood said. “When their expert got up there at first he said there were no defects in the pot. Shane got up there and got their expert to say. ‘Yes, there are many defects.' We were sitting there in awe.”