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Fatal Automobile Accident
Motor Vehicle Litigation / March 18, 2008
Court/Case No: St. Clair County Circuit Court/Case No. 06-001949-NI
Tried/Argued Before: Jury
Demand: $3.5 Million - Case evaluation award - $25,000.00 - Highest defense offer - $20,000.00
Verdict: No Cause of Action
Name of Judge(s): Daniel Kelley
Keys to the Case:
Defendant leased rental car for her son to drive while his personal vehicle was being repaired at a dealership. Son was involved in a fatal at-fault accident with the rental car. Estate sued Burns on the theory that the car rental agreement was open-ended and she could have kept the rental for more than 30 days, making her an “owner” under the Owner’s Liability Statute.
Defense SW attorney(s) Involved in Case: