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Castilla Wins in Cobb County

Posted on Jan 01, 2012 in Trial Results

In a disputed liability case involving three (3) knee surgeries and specials of $32,500, Hilliard Castilla obtained a defense verdict in the State Court of Cobb County.

Waldon Obtains Defense Verdict in Cobb County

Posted on Jan 01, 2012 in Trial Results

In a premises liability case involving two (2) knee surgeries and $77,000 in special damages, Russell Waldon obtained a defense verdict in the State Court of Cobb County. For that case, the pre-trial offer was $40,000, compared to a pre-trial demand of $300,000.

Adelman Successfully Limits Verdict to $25,000

Posted on Jan 01, 2012 in Trial Results

In a clear liability motor vehicle collision case involving excessive damages, specials exceeding $45,000, and several cervical facet injections, Jonathan Adelman convince a Bibb County jury to limit its award to $25,000, considerable less than the pre-trial offer of $75,000.

Adelman Obtains Defense Verdict in Fulton County

Posted on Jan 01, 2012 in Trial Results

As reported in the Daily Report, Jonathan M. Adelman obtained a defense verdict in the State Court of Fulton County. The case involved a motor-vehicle pedestrian accident from which the plaintiff sustained multiple leg fractures, underwent multiple surgeries, incurred medical expenses of more than $95,000, and was left with a permanent abnormal gait. In addition, the plaintiff’s daughter was killed in the accident. The defense involved proving that the plaintiff negligently walked into the path of the defendant’s vehicle and disproving the plaintiff’s allegation that the defendant was speeding and failed to take evasive action.

Prout Obtains Defense Verdict in DeKalb County

Posted on Jan 01, 2012 in Trial Results

As reported in an unsolicited article in the Fulton County Daily Report, Dan Prout obtained a defense verdict in the State Court of DeKalb County. The case involved a collision between an automobile and a bicyclist in which the cyclist was killed. The defense involved proving that the cyclist failed to stop for a stop sign before entering the intersection where the accident occurred as well as disproving that the motorist was speeding and driving on the wrong side of the road. Despite the plaintiff-oriented venue and an excellent case presented by plaintiff’s counsel, Mr. Prout was able to convince the jury to set aside the great amount of sympathy shown toward the cyclist and follow the evidence shown at trial.

Client Not Obligated to Pay $360,000

Posted on Jan 01, 2012 in Trial Results

In a hotly contested case of first impression in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Jonathan Adelman, representing a large insurance company, obtained a judgment that his client was not obligated to pay $360,000 in medical payments coverage benefits for unlicensed physical therapy which was allegedly supervised by a licensed medical provider.

Adelman Obtains Defense Verdict in Collision Case

Posted on Jan 01, 2012 in Trial Results

In a clear liability motor vehicle collision case involving neck fusion surgery, Jonathan Adelman obtained a defense verdict on behalf of his client. The plaintiffs medical expenses exceeded $80,000. The DeKalb County jury was heavily influenced by prior medical records which contradicted the plaintiffs testimony and photographs of the vehicles which showed minimal damage.

Adelman Obtains Defense Verdict

Posted on Jan 01, 2011 in Trial Results

As reported in the Daily Report, Jonathan M. Adelman obtained a defense verdict in the State Court of Gwinnett County. The defendant, who was DUI, rear-ended the plaintiff’s car. The plaintiff underwent a four-level cervical fusion and presented healthcare specials exceeding $135,000. The pre-litigation demand was the policy limits of $250,000. The settlement offer was $40,000.

Castilla Successfully Represents DUI Insured

Posted on Jan 01, 2010 in Trial Results

In 2010, Hilliard Castilla successfully represented an insurance agency owner convicted of DUI after registering a 0.179 on a blood alcohol test. The plaintiff claimed TMJ injuries as well as a rotator cuff tear and other injuries from the collision which the plaintiff, a minister at a prominent Atlanta area church, claimed prevented him from effectively performing his ministerial duties. The prominent plaintiff’s counsel asked the jury for $1,800,000 dollars plus punitive damages and refused to negotiate after an offer of $300,000 which was extended by the insurer providing coverage for Mr. Castilla’s client. Mr. Castilla told the jury that the plaintiff should receive $15,000 to $20,000 for the rear end collision and, much to the chagrin of the plaintiff and plaintiff’s counsel, the jury returned with a verdict of $16,543 plus $5,000 in punitive damages. The trial was featured on the front page of the October 4, 2010 edition of the Daily Report.

Adelman Obtains Defense Verdict in Fulton County

Posted on Jan 01, 2010 in Trial Results

Jonathan M. Adelman obtained a defense verdict in the State Court of Fulton County. The case involved a clear liability motor vehicle collision. The plaintiff underwent several rounds of epidural steroid injections and incurred medical expenses in excess of $22,000. In addition, the plaintiff claimed lost earnings in excess of $90,000. At trial, Mr. Adelman successfully cross-examined the plaintiff, the plaintiff’s expert economist, and the plaintiff’s treating orthopedist. The pre-trial offer was $25,000. The pre-trial demand was $100,000.