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BREAKING VERDICT: $3.9M Award for Late-Night Truck Crash that Killed Mother & Son

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 17, 2017 1:59:37 PM

 

 Marianne Howanitz delivers her closing argument at trial over the deaths of Deborah and Eliezer Maldonado, Jr.


Ocala, FL—Jurors Friday awarded more than $3.9 million to the family of a Florida mother and son killed in a late-night, 2012 truck crash, but found a non-party drunk driver largely at fault, likely reducing the award. Maldonado v. Wayne T. Fellows, et al., 2013CA001308.

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Topics: Florida, Trucking, Maldonado v. Wayne T. Fellows Inc

Trucker, HR Firm Liable for Florida Crash That Killed 2, Attorney Says as Trial Begins

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Feb 2, 2017 4:08:25 PM

An image of the Maldonados' car after the wreck that killed Deborah and Eliezer Maldonado, Jr. The image was shown during openings at trial against Theorphilus Clark, Wayne T. Fellows Inc. and Peoplease Corp., accused of responsibility for the crash. 


Ocala, FL—Attorneys debated who caused the late night, 2012 truck crash that killed a Florida woman and her 12-year-old son, as trial opened Wednesday against the trucker and companies that hired him. Maldonado v. Wayne T. Fellows, et al., 2013CA001308.

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Topics: Florida, Trucking, Maldonado v. Wayne T. Fellows Inc

Trial Set to Start Over FL Truck Crash That Killed Mother & 12-Year-Old Son

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 26, 2017 10:56:17 AM

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Ocala, FL—Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday at trial against a trucking firm and others over a 2012 crash that killed a Florida woman and her 12-year-old son. Maldonado v. Wayne T. Fellows Inc., et al., 2013-CA-001308.

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Topics: Florida, Trucking, Maldonado v. Wayne T. Fellows Inc

UPDATE: Attorneys Debate What Led to Jury's $15M Verdict for Survivor of Crash That Killed 5 Georgia Southern Nursing Students

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 25, 2017 1:17:24 PM

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Update 2/2/17: This article has been updated to reflect a statement from Megan Richards’ trial counsel.

Pembroke, GA—Attorneys reached an agreement on damages for the survivor of a fiery truck crash that killed five of her Georgia Southern classmates shortly before jurors awarded the woman $15 million. While that pre-verdict agreement's undisclosed specifics will avoid an appeal, opposing sides debated what led to the jury’s decision. Richards v. Total Transportation of Mississippi LLC, et al. SUV2015000174. 

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Topics: Georgia, Trucking, Richards v. Total Transportation, et al.

BREAKING VERDICT: $15M Award to Survivor of Truck Crash that Killed 5 Georgia Southern Nursing Students

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 19, 2017 1:28:26 PM

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Update 1/20/17: Jurors awarded $15 million in compensatory damages to Megan Richards for the injuries she suffered in the 2015 trucking crash that killed five of her Georgia Southern University classmates. The jury apportioned 100 percent of fault to trucker John Wayne Johnson and trucking firm Total Transportation of Mississippi LLC. It also found Johnson's actions showed conduct potentially warranting the imposition of punitive damages. However, Bryan County Superior Court Judge Charles Paul Rose told jurors the parties' attorneys agreed to accept the award "as-is," without a determination of punitives. CVN will provide additional news coverage and gavel-to-gavel, on-demand video of the trial as soon as possible. 

Pembroke, GA—Attorneys Tuesday battled over the injuries a former Georgia Southern University nursing student suffered in a fiery tractor trailer collision that killed five of her classmates, as trial opened against the trucker and trucking companies she says are responsible. Richards v. Total Transportation of Mississippi LLC, et al. SUV2015000174. 

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Topics: Georgia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trucking, Richards v. Total Transportation, et al.