Publication: The Forum – Vermont Law School

Date: April 3rd, 1987

Article Summary:

Another noted alumni is Keary Sawyer ’78, who practices in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In November, 1986, Sawyer litigated a case in which a jury awarded his client $1.6 million dollars. Slanger v. Toro was a products liability case, in which his client fell and broke his neck after the lawnmower he was using malfunctioned.

At the time, the jury award was the largest personal injury jury verdict rendered in Kent County Circuit Court, and one of the top 100 in the history of Michigan.

This stunning courtroom victory was published nationwide in the ATLA Law Reporter as its “Centerpiece Article.”