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Watch Philip Henry's Closing at Med Mal Trial Over the "Most Overwhelming" Injuries in Hospital's History |VIDEO|

Posted by Teresa Lo on Sep 30, 2016 5:49:58 PM

"The law has a measure, and the law has a cap [on pain and suffering]. And that cap is you,"  Philip Henry tells jurors before they hand down a $36 million verdict. 


Arguing pain and suffering damages presents a unique problem to a plaintiffs' attorney: how to measure that amount in a way that resonates with jurors. In a wrongful death, medical malpractice trial, Henry Spiegel Milling's Philip Henry delivered a closing argument that led jurors to return an eight-figure award. Marion v. North Fulton Hospital

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Georgia, Marion v. Little

Watch Anthony Sonnett's Scathing Cross-Exam That Helped Clear BNSF in FELA Trial |VIDEO|

Posted by Teresa Lo on Sep 26, 2016 4:48:37 PM

"This is not a game. This is not a joke. This isn't an opportunity to slip one by you, as jurors." During closings at a FELA trial against BNSF, Anthony Sonnett reminds jurors of changing details in the story surrounding Charles Davidson's railyard injury.


In a personal injury suit, a plaintiff's credibility is critical, and successfully impeaching a plaintiff can be the key to swinging a verdict. In a trial against BNSF Railway Co. over a train yard accident that allegedly left a firefighter pinned to a guardrail by a utility cart, a cross-exam by Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith's Anthony Sonnett likely played a central role in a major defense win. 

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Topics: Negligence, Transportation, FELA, Davidson v. BNSF Railway

|Video Vault| Richard Womble's Closing that Cleared Waste Company at Trial Over Catastrophic Truck Crash

Posted by Teresa Lo on Sep 9, 2016 2:49:03 PM

In the face of a catastrophically injured accident victim, persuading a jury of the victim's negligence may be one of a defense attorney's toughest tasks. In the closings of a $12 million trial over a 15-ton trash truck's wreck with a bicyclist, Richard Womble lays out a powerful case to clear his client. Truong v. Waste Services of Florida, Inc., 2013-CA-00353.

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Topics: Florida, Trucking, Truong v. Waste Services of Florida

|Video Vault| The Closing that Crushed Gawker

Posted by Teresa Lo on Aug 31, 2016 1:35:20 PM


Kenneth Turkel delivers closing arguments in Bollea v. Gawker Media. Jurors hit Gawker, its publisher, and editor with a $140.1 million verdict for its publication of a sex video clip featuring wrestler Hulk Hogan. The verdict bankrupted the company. Watch the whole closing here.  


The celebrity gossip site Gawker shut down publication this month, ending a 13-year reign as a pioneer in online news and a lightning rod for controversy over journalistic ethics, privacy, and free speech. However, the site’s death knell sounded five months earlier, when Kenneth Turkel delivered a closing argument that would lead to a hammer blow of a verdict against the site’s parent company. Gawker Media. Bollea v. Gawker Media LLC, 2012CA01244.

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Topics: Hogan v. Gawker Media

|Video Vault| Casino Mogul Sheldon Adelson Bristles in Pre-Trial Exam of Exec’s Wrongful Termination Suit

Posted by Teresa Lo on Aug 23, 2016 6:42:32 PM

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Topics: Jacobs v. Las Vegas Sands