U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon has declared a new trial is warranted on the issues of damages in a federal case where the jury awarded Gerald Barnett $50 million in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages. In his ruling, Judge Fallon said the award was “grossly excessive”. A new trial date has not yet been set but it is important to note that the same jury will re-hear the evidence. For more information on this Vioxx ruling read this article….
A partner with Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC,, Brandon Smith has devoted his practice to pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, products liability and serious personal injury. A frequent guest speaker at legal seminars all over the country—Brandon is focused on helping injured victims nationwide, however possible. Named a SuperLawyer again in 2019, he has also been called out as one of 10 Best Attorneys For Georgia by the American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys and a Top 100 Lawyer in Georgia by the National Trial Lawyers in 2019.