After a losing streak on slip-and-fall cases last year resulting in Georgia verdicts of $750,000, $2.3 million and $2.79 million, the Kroger Co. hired a new defense attorney this year.
A young man who was shot in the head during an ambush that killed another man at a south DeKalb County apartment complex has settled his claims with the apartment management company for $1.2 million, according to his attorneys. Gilbert Deitch (above) said his client expected a fistfight, not a gunfight.
The family of a nursing home patient who died of brain damage following a fall has won a $500,000 medical malpractice verdict in Cobb County State Court.
The attorneys for a woman who was awarded $573,000 for the injuries she suffered in a car wreck said the judge was about to allow the jury to decide whether to award attorney fees when the defense agreed to kick in another $75,000 instead.
A Bartow County jury didn't take long to decide that a man who was badly burned should be compensated for the injuries he sustained as he assisted a relative trying to get an old lawn mower running.
The attorney for the family of a woman killed in a double-fatality car wreck reached a pre-suit settlement of $1 million with insurer AutoOwners, said Simon Law Firm partner H. Michael Ruppersburg.
A lawyer representing a doctor accused of negligence in the death of a 6-month-old boy said he was shooting at a moving target as the plaintiffs' team changed its reasoning during trial as to why his client should be held responsible.
A Fulton County judge has tossed out a $3.7 million award that a jury granted to a man injured by a technician attempting to draw blood, ordering a new trial solely on the amount of damages.
Judge Susan Forsling (above) said a juror looked up lawyers' online profiles to help her decide.
A sagging, moldy, water-damaged ceiling that collapsed on a father and son cost an apartment complex $700,000 in a verdict awarded by a DeKalb County jury. Lloyd Hoffspiegel (above) says his clients were injured because frequent repairs to their apartment roof "didn't do anything to repair the cause" of leaks.
A Chatham County State Court jury awarded $1.7 million this month to a man who sustained a head injury in a car crash.
When it came time to seek big money for a shooting in a movie theater parking lot, a plaintiff with a bullet lodged in her gut instead settled with Regal Cinemas for $50,000 just after a jury was seated Monday. Defense attorneys Winston Briggs (left), and Matthew Moffett said they were disappointed not to match wits with plaintiffs' attorney Don Keenan, co-creator of the so-called "reptile strategy."