“I was a judge for 11 years, and in those 11 years 90% of the med-mals resulted in defense verdicts,” said plaintiff attorney Dax Lopez of DelCampo Grayson Lopez. “That is not unusual, and I think we sort of lose sight of that.”
January 20, 2023 at 05:04 AM
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What You Need to Know
- Southern jurists divided over Georgia’s designation as nation’s top judicial hellhole.
- Civil defense litigators cite string of recent high-value jury verdicts in support of Peach State’s nuclear verdict ranking.
- Plaintiff attorneys counter Georgia defendants have and continue to win majority of civil liability jury verdicts.
Following a string of nuclear, or exceptionally high, verdicts in state and superior courts that heavily favored plaintiff’s lawyers, the American Tort Reform Association ranked Georgia the number one “judicial hellhole” in 2022.
But not everyone agrees with the designation.
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