Defense Counsel Must Alter Tactics To Fight Outsize Verdicts

By Robert Tyson (February 15, 2022, 3:12 PM EST) -- One of the largest single wrongful death verdicts ever was handed down by a state jury in rural Texas in November in Ramsey v. Landstar Ranger Inc.[1] The $730 million verdict included $480 million for the value of a woman's life to her adult children, plus $250 million in punitive damages.

The 73-year-old woman tragically passed away while driving on a single-lane road as she left one church service and headed to another, as she did every Sunday. The lead pilot vehicle in a three-vehicle convoy ran her off the country road, but she regained control of her car before she...

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