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|VIDEO| Watch Adam Smith's Cross-Exam Deliver Defense Win in a GA Car Crash Case

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 19, 2017 11:20:06 AM

 

A deft cross-examination can critically undercut an opponent's case in the eyes of a jury and turn the tide of a trial. In Blatnik v. Youngblood, a cross-exam by Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout’s Adam Smith likely proved the tipping point to a defense win in a six-figure car crash case.

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Topics: Georgia, Transportation, Blatnik v. Youngblood

Distracted Driver Cleared of Liability for GA Man's Back Injury Claims in Car Crash Trial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 12, 2017 10:18:09 AM

Adam Smith delivers his closing argument on behalf of Keely Youngblood, accused of responsibility for neck and back injuries Michael Blatnik claims he suffered when Youngblood rear-ended him. Jurors cleared Youngblood of responsibility for the injuries. 


Decatur, GA—Jurors Wednesday rejected a Georgia man’s claim that he suffered long-term neck and back injuries from a rear-end crash with a distracted driver. Blatnik v. Youngblood, 15A56329.

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Topics: Georgia, Transportation, Blatnik v. Youngblood

Stone Law Group, WACHP Attys to Face Off in Rear-End Car Crash Trial Set for Monday

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 5, 2017 8:36:04 AM

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Decatur, GA—Trial opens Monday for a Georgia man who says he suffered serious injuries when his car was rear-ended in a metro Atlanta-area crash. Blatnik v. Youngblood, 15A56329. 

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Topics: Georgia, Transportation, Blatnik v. Youngblood

UPDATE: Former Biscuit Maker's Popcorn Lung Suit Settles Days Before Trial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Apr 20, 2017 6:31:25 PM

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Update 4/21/17: Parties to the suit settled their case Friday, three days before jury selection was scheduled to begin in the case. Terms of the settlement were not immediately released. 

Lawrenceville, GA—Jury selection is set to begin in Gwinnett County State Court Monday over a former frozen food worker's claim that years of exposure to an artificial butter flavoring caused his lung disease. Anderson v. Illes Food Ingredients, 10-C-15420-S4. 

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Topics: Products Liability, Georgia, Anderson v. Illes Foods

|Video| Trent Speckhals' Closing Delivers $5M+ Verdict for "Life That Will Never Be"

Posted by Courtroom View Network on Apr 13, 2017 1:31:41 PM


A plaintiff can recover “the full value of a deceased’s life” in a Georgia wrongful death suit. However, where the bulk of a damage claim is for non-economic value, or what made the lost life at the heart of a case special, the damages argument becomes more complicated. In a wrongful death case involving a 22-year-old hairstylist and mother of two, Trent Speckhals’ closing argument emphasized the importance of non-economic damages and helped deliver a hefty award. Mitchell v. The Estate of Otis South, 09A03669.

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Topics: Georgia, Transportation, Mitchell v. Estate of South