Dangerous Product: Bloom v. Brunswick Corporation ($9,000,000 Verdict)
Billy Bloom was in his mid-20s when he and his friends were water skiing at Barlett Lake. Billy's jet ski hit the wake from another boat, he was ejected, and his unmanned boat circled back and amputated his right leg. A Maricopa County jury awarded Billy $3 million in compensatory damages and $6 million in punitive damages against Brunswick and Mercury Marine for failing to include a kill switch with their engine. This safety device would have caused the engine to turn off when Billy was ejected.