On July 17, 2018, Texas jurors awarded a $101 million verdict to Joshua Patterson after his vehicle was struck from behind by a FTS International employee driving a tractor-trailer in September 2013. Due to the collision, Mr. Patterson suffered significant neck and back injuries, which ended his career as a crane operator. Further, the verdict awarded was especially large because the Texas jury found egregious liability on the part of FTS International and their employee truck driver, William Acker. Of the $101 million, nearly $75 million was attributed to punitive damages levied against FTS International.
In 2012, Connie Jones Marable was injured in a Lowe's Home Improvement parking lot after her husband's 2007 Freightliner truck moved even though the emergency brake was on. Ms. Marable was pinned under the Freightliner's wheels and dragged. According to one of her attorneys, Ms. Marable was left with "crushing physical injuries and a severe brain injury" and has been in a "minimally conscious state under 24-7 nursing care."