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BREAKING UPDATE: Milliken Cleared in Trial Over Fatal Plane Crash

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Aug 17, 2018 9:12:58 AM

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8/17/18 UPDATE: Jurors cleared Milliken & Co.of fault for a 2013 plane crash in the first wrongful death case to go to trial over the incident, which killed five people.

The Fulton County State Court jury needed about three hours to find Milliken not liable for the death of Heidi McCorkle. CVN will provide more information on its news page. 


Atlanta—Closing arguments are expected Friday in the first wrongful death trial against Milliken & Company over a plane crash that killed five people, a day after the pilot involved in the crash wrapped testimony in the case. McCorkle, et al. v. Milliken & Company, 15EV000163.

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Topics: Premises Liability, Georgia, McCorkle v. Milliken & Company

Milliken & Company to Face Trial Next Week Over Deadly Georgia Plane Crash, CVN to Cover Live

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Aug 3, 2018 8:00:55 PM

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Atlanta—Milliken & Company faces its first trial next week in a series of related cases stemming from a February 2013 plane crash that killed five. McCorkle, et al. v. Milliken & Company, 15EV000163.

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Topics: Premises Liability, Georgia, McCorkle v. Milliken & Company, Aviation

Watch The Cochran Firm's Mecca Anderson Deliver a Searing Argument En Route to a $3.5M Verdict in a Nightclub Shooting Trial |VIDEO|

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jun 4, 2018 6:28:34 PM


As the final chance to speak before a jury deliberates, closing rebuttal is one of the most crucial pieces of a plaintiff’s case, and it can be the most effective point to request damages. In a 2017 trial over the shooting of two club patrons, Mecca Anderson’s searing rebuttal on close helped bring home a $3.5 million verdict. Canaday v. Jay’s Place Sports Bar & Lounge, Inc., 13-A47164-3, Johnson v. Jay’s Place Sports Bar & Lounge, Inc., 13-A-47165-3.

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Topics: Premises Liability, Georgia, Canaday v. Jay's Place

Mark Avera's Closing Argument Sets Up $1.1M Verdict at Trial Over Backbreaking Fall From House Deck |Video|

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Apr 27, 2018 7:09:40 AM


The destruction of key evidence can kneecap a plaintiff’s case, regardless of any adverse inference instruction a judge may give. In 2017's Fournier v. Derazi trial, however, Mark Avera overcame the destruction of vital evidence to win a seven-figure verdict for a college student injured in a fall from a house deck. 

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Topics: Premises Liability, Florida, Fournier v. Derazi

Apartment Owners Cleared of 99% of Fault in Tenant's Shooting, Dodge Bulk of $4M Verdict

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 2, 2018 9:24:29 AM

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Decatur, GA—Jurors Wednesday found a North Georgia apartment's owners and managers only one percent responsible for the shooting death of one of its tenants, insulating the complex from the vast majority of the seven-figure award it calculated. Alexis v. Riverstone LLC, 14A55296E5.

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Topics: Premises Liability, Georgia, Alexis v. Riverstone Residential, LLCet al.