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DEFENSE VERDICT IN GEORGIA TRUCKING COLLISION

Carrie L. Christie won a defense verdict in favor of Rutherford & Christie clients Buffalo Rock Company and Joseph Watson on September 21, 2017, in a contested-liability three-vehicle collision involving an 18-wheeler.  Plaintiffs sustained over $155,000.00 in special damages and sought a $2 million recovery.

U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Defense Verdict

U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Defense Verdict On August 23, 2017 the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a defense verdict obtained by Partner David Rutherford in federal court in White plains in 2016. The case involved a nine year old boy who alleged that he had been sexually abused on […]

GEORGIA STATE COURT AWARDS SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN PREMISES LIABILITY CASE

Partner Carrie L. Christie and Associate Courtney Marcelo Norton won summary judgment on August 2, 2017, in a slip-and-fall case that arose when Plaintiff allegedly slipped in the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant. The Rutherford & Christie defense team successfully argued plaintiff’s failure to establish defendant’s superior knowledge of a hazard warranted summary judgment […]

GEORGIA STATE COURT AWARDS SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN PREMISES LIABILITY CLAIM

Partner Carrie L. Christie and Associate Courtney Marcelo Norton won summary judgment in Putnam County State Court on April 6, 2017, in a trip-and-fall case that arose when Plaintiff, while visiting Friendship Baptist Church with her choir, ascended a single carpeted step flanked by prayer rails that led to the church’s pulpit area. The Rutherford […]

R&C Obtains a Defense Verdict

R&C Obtains a Defense Verdict On December 5, 2017 Partner David Rutherford obtained a defense verdict after a six day jury trial in federal court in Brooklyn. The plaintiff, a crew chief for an aircraft services company at JFK Airport, alleged she had suffered a permanently debilitating back injury when the door to a Boeing […]

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