Woman wins $360K after neighbor's dog causes injury

Fulton County jury award of $250K triggered offer of judgment provision

, Daily Report


An elderly woman who was knocked down by a neighbor's bulldog as she walked her own small dog has collected about $360,000 in a post-trial settlement. A Fulton County jury had awarded her $250,000 in September, which was just enough to trigger a rule punishing parties that reject a settlement offer and then fare worse at trial by making them pay some of the other side's attorney fees.

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