Apportionment Law Abrogates Respondeat Superior Rule, GA Supreme Court Holds

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Nov 12, 2020 2:49:30 PM

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Atlanta, GA— In a ruling that impacts Georgia negligence cases brought against defendant employers and their workers, the Georgia Supreme Court held that the state’s apportionment statute abrogated the Respondeat Superior Rule. 

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Topics: Georgia, Quynn v. Hulsey, Georgia Supreme Court

GA Supreme Court Upholds Apportionment That Slashed $12.5M Product Liability Award

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Oct 26, 2020 11:30:45 AM

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Atlanta, GA— In an opinion that affects products liability cases throughout Georgia, the state’s Supreme Court last week upheld a trial judge’s decision to reduce a $12.5 million jury award against Suzuki, based on apportionment of fault. 

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Topics: Products Liability, Georgia, Johns v. Suzuki

Free CVN Webinar: Real World Trials & Real World Tactics w/ Nick Rowley & Joseph Wilson

Posted by David Siegel on Sep 21, 2020 2:31:18 PM

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Topics: Negligence, Georgia, automotive

|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

|VIDEO| Lloyd Bell and the Approach to Arguing Damages That's Won Blockbuster Verdicts

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Jul 23, 2020 3:53:11 PM

Bringing a plaintiff’s dearest relationships to life in the courtroom is a cornerstone to a strong damages argument, the Bell Law Firm’s Lloyd Bell told CVN in describing the approach that has built his reputation as one of the country’s top trial attorneys. 

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Topics: Georgia, CVN Discovery, Lloyd Bell