FMG Starts 2014 with Jury Trial Successes

FMG attorneys tried three significant jury trials in January with great success in each case. Ben Mathis and David Cole obtained a defense verdict in a sex discrimination case in federal court in the Middle District of Georgia after a 5 day trial. The plaintiff sought over $700,000 in back pay, fees, and compensatory damages The jury was out less than 90 minutes before finding in favor of our client, AgriDynamics, on all claims.

Marc Bardack and Abby Ammons obtained a defense verdict in Cobb State Court in a premises liability case. The plaintiff contended that he had suffered a significant physical injury due to our client’s negligence, while our client contended that plaintiff was largely at fault due to his own conduct. After a three day trial, the jury rejected the plaintiff's request to award $600,000 in damages. Instead, the jury found the plaintiff was 90% at fault and returned a verdict in favor of the defendant.
Mike Flint and Laura Linville Broome obtained a highly favorable outcome in a four day medical malpractice jury trial in Fulton State Court. Our physician client admitted a breach of the standard of care in the case, yet the jury still awarded only $125,000 which was less than the $200,000 that was offered by our client to settle the case. Before trial, the plaintiff's final demand was $500,000. Since our client made a qualifying offer of settlement under the Georgia settlement statute, the plaintiff will have to pay all of our client's attorneys' fees for the trial, further reducing plaintiff's net recovery.


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