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Jan 5, 2017

Cooper & Scully Obtains Unanimous Defense Verdict in Trucking Case

Dallas, TX - On January 5, 2017, William Allred and Amy Agnew obtained a defense verdict on behalf of their client, Southeastern Freight Lines.  The lawsuit was a trucking accident wherein Plaintiff alleged Southeastern and its truck driver were negligent.   The Plaintiff, David Moreno, was represented by Arnold & Itkin out of Houston, Texas.

Plaintiff filed his lawsuit seeking damages against Southeastern and its driver as a result of the accident.   Plaintiff alleged that Southeastern’s driver, Josh Tatum, made an improper lane change and struck his vehicle, totaling his vehicle.  Plaintiff sought damages for his injuries including, pain and suffering in the past and future, and medical expenses in the past and future.  In Plaintiff’s initial pleading, Plaintiff sought damages in excess of one million dollars. 

Southeastern, through its counsel was able to show that its driver was not negligent and that Plaintiff’s theory of liability was not supported by the facts.  The jury believed Southeastern’s driver, Josh Tatum, as to how the collision occurred.  The jury rendered a unanimous defense verdict.   This case was tried in front of Judge Ken Molberg of the 95th District Court in Dallas County, Texas.