They aren't smart in Texas

iannis

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at a 10% cut.... carry the 8...

Hey tad, lemme hold a dollar!
 

Drinsic

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Can't imagine that sticking.
 

iannis

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I wonder what it's like to be on a jury like that. Why is the figure SO high?

There had to have been something in the case that convinced the people the company was worth a huge buttfuck. That's so far beyond restitution.
 

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You're just NOW learning about this with Texans? Lol.
You work at a hospital where the staff use private keyed elevators because the public ones are full of piss, shit, sleeping homeless, and people shooting up. Let's not point fingers too much.
 

Soygen

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<laughs in Floridian>
 

Cad

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Defendants in this case (rightly) took a "we did nothing wrong" stance since it was, after all, the plaintiffs pickup truck that crossed the median and struck the 18 wheeler, not the other way around.

This is an anomalous jury verdict and almost certainly will be overturned on appeal, since all of the negligent hiring, etc etc causes of action rely on some action of negligence (and proximate cause!) by the 18 wheeler. It is unbelievable to me that the district court judge did not direct the verdict in favor of the defendants, but he didn't. This is why elected judges suck.

Also, anytime you go to trial you are rolling the dice. This should have been a zero verdict, but it wasn't. Juries can be crazy.
 

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This will see an appeal. No way these people win. On top of that, if they did win, just because the jury awards 89 million, doesn’t mean that is what is paid. In all realism, if it appeals and they still win, they will be lucky to walk away with 5 million after 10 years of bullshit.
 

Kuriin

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You work at a hospital where the staff use private keyed elevators because the public ones are full of piss, shit, sleeping homeless, and people shooting up. Let's not point fingers too much.
We do? Most hospitals, staff have to use the exact same elevators as everyone else. Certain hospitals have specific elevators for when transporting patients (these elevators are large like freight elevators).
 
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I feel bad for the Semi driver. He was driving reposibile by being way under the speed limit. Yeah, he shouldn't been driving in icy conditions, but the driver in the 4-wheeler shouldn't have been either.
 

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I feel bad for the Semi driver. He was driving reposibile by being way under the speed limit. Yeah, he shouldn't been driving in icy conditions, but the driver in the 4-wheeler shouldn't have been either.
not only was evidence contradictory as to whether conditions were icy or just damp, but driver guidelines do not somehow create legally binding obligations to third parties or prove negligence that could not be shown otherwise.
 

Chanur

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He makes no money if he isn't driving and was a complete non factor in this incident. He was the only one involved that was driving responsibly.