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Mahe Press Conference on Blind Safety

04 October 2021 Published in News & Publications
SALT LAKE CITY, October 4, 2021 (Newswire.com) - As a result of the September 21, 2021, Salt Lake County $25,000,000 jury verdict[1] that found that the window blind in the home of Reno and Sunny Mahe, was dangerously defective, causing Elsie Mahe's strangulation death on Nov. 22, 2016, and given the most recent strangulation death in Utah County of a young boy[2] and the discovery of other Utah children who have died and been injured on corded window coverings, Sunny and Reno Mahe will be holding a press conference, with their team of blind safety experts[3], on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Centerpoint Legacy Theater in Centerville, Utah. The Mahe's and their team, will be answering questions about how to make corded window coverings safe, especially in homes with small children.   The Mahe's brought suit against the blind manufacturer, Century Blinds, in order to raise public awareness of the strangulation hazard…

2021 Verdicts

04 October 2021 Published in News & Publications
DKOWHM is very proud of the litigation team of Alan Mortensen, Lance Milne and Christopher Cheney in receiving and collecting over $62,000,000 in jury verdicts and settlements so far in 2021, including what is believed to be the largest wrongful death verdict for a minor child in Utah history ($25,000,000) and the largest single plaintiff settlement in Utah history.

Wrongful Death Verdict

04 October 2021 Published in News & Publications
Congratulations to the litigation team of Alan Mortensen, Lance Milne and Christopher Cheney for the $25,000,000 wrongful death verdict recovered on behalf of their clients, the parents of a three year old girl who straggled in corded blinds in her home.   DKOWHM's clients brought suit against the blind manufacturer, Century Blinds, in order to raise public awareness of the strangulation hazard corded blinds pose in homes with children.  The Mahe's want the public to know what they did not know.  The jury found that Century Blinds, a California blind manufacturer, a subsidiary of Hunter Douglas, with a large presence in Salt Lake City, Utah, manufactured corded blinds across the country for several years without putting a “no additional cost” tilt wand on their blinds, as opposed to tilt cord, which Century Blinds knew was a strangulation hazard to small children.  Century Blinds also manufactured corded blinds without providing cord cleats which should…

Pledge to Stay Safe to Stay Open

02 November 2020 Published in News & Publications
Our Firm has taken the Pledge to Stay Safe to Stay Open! Here is a link where you can take the Pledge too: Stay Open Utah