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

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: Fournier v. Derazi, Florida, Premises Liability

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

Apartment Owners Ignored Warnings of Rampant Crime, Atty Says as Trial Begins Over Tenant's Shooting Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 24, 2018 10:02:15 PM

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Decatur, GA—A Georgia man was killed at his apartment complex because the property’s owners ignored the grim findings of a report detailing the area’s crime, an attorney for the man’s family told jurors as trial opened against the owners and complex managers Monday. Alexis v. Riverstone Residential, et al., 14A55296E5.

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Topics: Pierre v. Riverstone Residential SE LLC, Georgia, Premises Liability

$500K Verdict Hits Homeowner for House Guest Injured in Deck Collapse

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 13, 2017 8:11:04 AM

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Decatur, GA—Jurors Wednesday awarded $500,000 to a woman who shattered her leg in a house deck collapse, after they found the home’s owner largely responsible for the crash and cleared the property manager of responsibility. Conover v. Three Options Realty, 16A59190.

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Topics: Conover v. Martin and 3 Options Realty, Premises Liability, Georgia