$280 million Georgia verdict against steel hauler may be biggest ever
“What is believed to be the biggest jury verdict ever against a trucking company was handed down last week by a Georgia state court.” – According to the article in the freightwaves.com and its author
According to various news reports, the jury in Columbus, Georgia awarded a $280 million verdict against Schnitzer Southeast and Schnitzer Steel (NASDAQ: SCHN). The award was announced after a mere 45 minutes of deliberation, according to a news article about the verdict published by the Daily Report, a publication of American Lawyer Media.
The facts of the wreck are gruesome – a mother, her two grown daughters and two grandchildren were all killed in July 2016 when a Schnitzer truck hit their car head-on. Although the case was filed in Georgia (where Schnitzer Southeast is located), the collision occurred in Russell County in east Alabama on U.S. Highway 80.- Kingston also wrote in his article.
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Source and credits: freightwaves.com /and iTrucker / Mario Pawlowski