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    Default Massive jury award against FedEx unit could re-set standard for damages in truck acci

    The incident was horrific. The fault, in the eyes of the jury, was not in doubt. The monetary award was staggering. If upheld, the trucking industry could find itself confronting a new economic standard for juries meting out punishment in verdicts where a carrier is found at fault for a catastrophic accident.

    On February 6, a federal appeals court in New Mexico upheld a January 2015 jury verdict that awarded $165 million to a New Mexico family, two of whom were killed in June 2011 when a tractor-trailer operated by FedEx Ground, the ground-delivery unit of Memphis-based FedEx Corp., slammed into a small pickup truck that was stopped or moving at a very slow speed along Interstate 10. The pickup's driver, Marialy Morga, died in the accident, as did her 4-year-old daughter Ylairam. Morga's 19-month-old son, Yahir, was seriously injured. The tractor-trailer driver, Elizabeth Quintana, also died. Quintana, who drove for the firm that FedEx contracted for delivery services, was driving at 65 mph when the vehicles collided, according to court documents.

    Virtually all of the $165 million award, considered by several legal experts as an astounding figure in a case of this nature, compensates the Morgas for "non-economic" damages such as pain and suffering, physical impairment, and "loss of consortium." The latter is roughly defined in tort law as depriving the survivors the means of carrying on a future relationship.
    In a brief statement, FedEx Ground said that it is weighing its options, and that it disagreed with the appeals court ruling. Should the company pursue the case through the legal system, the next step would be an appeal before the New Mexico Supreme Court. The lead attorney for the plaintiffs, James Scherr, partner in the El Paso-based firm ScherrLegate, did not respond to an e-mail request for comment.
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    Default Re: Massive jury award against FedEx unit could re-set standard for damages in truck

    some reason that the filter blocked the url?

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    Default Re: Massive jury award against FedEx unit could re-set standard for damages in truck

    That's weird.

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    Default Re: Massive jury award against FedEx unit could re-set standard for damages in truck

    Worked yesterday. See it's not today.

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    Default Re: Massive jury award against FedEx unit could re-set standard for damages in truck

    Plenty of stories to pick from.

    Court Affirms $178M Verdict Against Fedex By Texas Attorney Jim Scherr.
    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/court...233200225.html
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    Default Re: Massive jury award against FedEx unit could re-set standard for damages in truck

    Not sure what happened. It was working for a while yesterday.

 

 

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