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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.

Trucking Companies Face Trial Next Week in Suit by Survivor of Crash that Killed Five Georgia Southern Nursing Students

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jan 13, 2017 11:15:21 AM

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Pembroke, GA—Trial is set to begin in Bryan County Superior Court next week for a former Georgia Southern nursing student injured in an April 2015 collision that killed five of her classmates. Richards v. Total Transportation of Mississippi LLC, et al. SUV2015000174. 

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Topics: Georgia, Trucking

|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| Must-See Minute: Joe Fried's Closing Clip Sets Up $20M Verdict in Traumatic Brain Injury Trial

Posted by Courtroom View Network on Aug 18, 2016 11:17:20 AM

Marietta, GA--Life expectancy played a central role in last week's trial on damages for the catastrophic brain injury Ehsan Khan, 57, suffered in a 2013 tractor-trailer crash. Khan's attorneys, including Fried Rogers Goldberg's Joe Fried, sought nearly $25 million in damages, including more than $3.6 million for future medical expenses, based on Khan's life expectancy. However, attorneys for trucking firm Moore Freight Service, Inc. and driver John Teal argued damages should be reduced because the crash had significantly shortened Khan's life. 

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Topics: Court Video, Negligence, Georgia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trucking, Khan v. Moore Freight Service Inc.

BREAKING VERDICT: $20M Award Slams Trucking Co. in Traumatic Brain Injury Trial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Aug 10, 2016 6:20:48 PM

Michael Goldberg delivers his closing rebuttal for Ehsan Khan, who suffered permanent brain damage in a tractor trailer collision. Jurors Wednesday awarded $20 million in the case. 


Marietta, GA—A Cobb County State Court jury awarded $20 million Wednesday afternoon for the catastrophic brain injury a Pakistani immigrant suffered in a 2013 collision with a tractor trailer.  Khan v. Moore Freight Service Inc., et al., 14A-27627. 

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Topics: Negligence, Georgia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trucking, Khan v. Moore Freight Service Inc.