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|Video| Bringing the Heat: How Joseph Wilson Won a $584K Verdict in an Armored Truck Crash Case

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Sep 3, 2020 2:12:39 PM

Joseph Wilson, of JL Wilson Trial Law, contends Loomis Armored delayed in admitting responsibility for the armored truck crash that fractured Kirche Hall's arm.


This is part of CVN's Trial Stories, spotlighting top lawyers and their standout trials.

“This is a case about a young woman who has a caregiver’s heart, but no longer has a caregiver’s future,” Joseph Wilson told jurors as trial opened over the armored truck crash that shattered a Georgia woman’s arm. 

It was a theme intended to resonate with jurors as they saw Kirche Hall, whose injury ended her career as a certified nursing assistant. But it also set up a larger contrast Wilson framed for the jury: the empathetic caregiver v. the evasive corporation. And that approach secured a $584,000 verdict in the type of case — because Hall had largely recovered from her injury — that carried the possibility of a much lower award.

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Topics: Georgia, Transportation, Trucking, CVN Trial Stories

The "Can-Do Group:" How One Court Pulled Off a Landmark Remote Jury Trial During Covid Shutdown

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Aug 28, 2020 10:55:17 AM

Screen shot of proceedings in Griffin v. Albanese Enterprise Inc. Click here to watch the proceeding.


Jacksonville, FL— In another time, August’s roughly $354,000 award in a Florida battery trial may not have made a ripple in the news. Though the case's details were grim, an exotic dancer beaten by a pair of bouncers after being thrown partially clothed onto a cold nighttime street, the trial and its result would likely have been buried among the thousands of verdicts delivered by juries across the country before the coronavirus pandemic.

But this $354,000 verdict, handed down over Zoom video conference, made national headlines for what it represented. In a state especially ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic and where jury boxes have sat empty for months, that $354,000 award, believed to be the nation’s first binding verdict in a fully remote, state court jury trial, represented a pioneering return of civil jury proceedings during the coronavirus age. 

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Appeals Court Upholds Decision Nixing Sanitizer Burn Claim Against Chick-fil-A Restaurant Owner

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Aug 20, 2020 1:49:39 PM

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Atlanta, GA— The Georgia Court of Appeals Thursday upheld the dismissal of a suit against a Chick-fil-A franchise owner for burns suffered by a toddler who visited the restaurant's playground.

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|VIDEO| How William Shapiro Used Defense Expert Testimony to Win 7-Figure Verdict in Crash Trial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Aug 18, 2020 3:33:14 PM


The most persuasive evidence can often come through the properly framed testimony of an opposing party’s witnesses. In openings of a wrongful death SUV crash case against the city of Redlands, California, William Shapiro successfully cast municipal employee testimony as key proof of liability, securing a seven-figure verdict in the process. 

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|VIDEO| How Searcy Attys Used Multimedia to Set Up $4.9M Med Mal Win

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Aug 13, 2020 10:31:29 AM


In medical malpractice trials, lawyers must walk a fine line between giving jurors enough information to understand the terminology that’s key to the case, while not overwhelming, or worse, boring them. As part of a wide-ranging interview with CVN, Searcy Denney’s Ed Ricci and Matt Schwencke discussed their approach to med mal trials, including their multimedia-supported education of jurors that set up a $4.9 million verdict for a man that lost his leg after being treated for a blood clot.

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