Update: Fort Lauderdale, FL—Jurors Friday afternoon found Daher-Socata and Socata North America were not at fault for the 2014 plane crash that injured a Georgia physician and her husband, the plane's pilot.
The verdict, reached after more than eight hours of deliberations in Florida's 17th Judicial Circuit, cleared the French plane manufacturer and its North American subsidiary on plaintiff's design defect, failure-to-warn, and negligence claims. Attorneys for the couple had sought more than $15 million in damages. McCaleb v. Daher-Socata, CACE15014561.
Editor's note: CVN will publish video of the trial as soon as possible.
Atlanta—A Fulton County Superior Court judge Thursday entered an $18.75-plus million post-verdict judgment against MARTA, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, following trial over a paratransit van fall that left a passenger with catastrophic brain damage. Johnson v. MARTA, 2017CV287279.
Editor's Note: CVN is working to publish the trial video as soon as possible.
Atlanta—Jurors Thursday handed down a $25 million verdict at trial against MARTA, the Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transit Authority, for a 2016 fall that left a paratransit bus passenger in a permanent vegetative state. Johnson v. MARTA, 2017CV287279.