Supreme Court Victory for Lightfoot

Lightfoot attorneys Chandler Bailey and William Brooks, together with Nicholas Pappas and Charles Hare, win high exposure wrongful death case — twice. In June 2008, Lightfoot tried a products liability case to a defense jury verdict on behalf of CNH America in the Circuit Court of Marshall County, Alabama. Plaintiff was granted a new trial by the trial judge on grounds that a juror potentially received outside information during deliberations. Lightfoot appealed both the new trial order and the trial court’s denial of its motions for judgment as a matter of law. In a 9-0 decision, the Alabama Supreme Court agreed, finding that the product had been substantially altered after leaving the possession of CNH America and remanded the case back to the trial court for entry of judgment as a matter of law in favor of CNH. Click here to read the Alabama Supreme Court Opinion.

Attorneys mentioned in this post:
J. Chandler Bailey Thumbnail J. Chandler Bailey William H. Brooks Thumbnail William H. Brooks

Practice areas mentioned:
Appellate
Product Liability