Swift Currie attorneys have attained significant victories and other achievements on behalf of our clients. Below is a list of representative cases that highlight the depth and breadth of our experience.
Jury Rejects EEOCs Age and Disability Discrimination Charges
On June 8, 2007, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the “EEOC”) filed suit under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (“ADEA”), 29 U.S.C. § 621 et seq., and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), 42 U.S.C. § 12111 et seq., against Defendant Bayrock Corporation on behalf of Ms. Patsy Payne.
Defended Neurosurgeon in Trial Alleging Failure to Timely Treat Traumatic Brain Injury
Following a three-week trial the jury was hung 11-1 in favor of defendant neurosurgeon. Represented neurosurgeon who cared for traumatic brain injury patient transferred to Atlanta following vehicle accident in the Dominican Republic. Plaintiff alleged that following transfer Dr. King failed to place a ventriculostomy in patient’s brain, resulting in massive swelling and brain injury, causing profound neurologic deficits. Plaintiff sought $20,000,000.00 in damages.
Whitney Beaubian, An Incapacitated Adult, By and Through His Legal Guardian Traci R. Beaubian, v. Paul King, M.D., Metro Atlanta Neurosurgery, P.C., Lee Patterson, M.D., Kerrie Bossard, M.D., and Tenet Healthsystem GB, Inc., d/b/a, Atlanta Medical Center; (State Court of DeKalb County)
Speculative expert opinion excluded as incompetent evidence
An already wheelchair-bound Plaintiff Brady alleged that he was seriously injured and permanently disabled as a result of a misleveling incident in an elevator.
Death On High Seas Act preempts state law regarding liability and damages for shipwreck
Four Vietnamese fishermen took a nineteen-foot open outboard Cobia twenty-seven miles off Savannah’s coast despite a Small Craft Advisory and proceeded to capsize it. Three died. The one non-swimmer survived.
Assault and Battery Exclusion in Liability Policy Barred Coverage for the Claims Arising from Robbery and Shooting Death of the Decedent at Apartment Complex
This case was an appeal of a denial of the insurance company’s Motion for Summary Judgment in the trial court in a declaratory judgment action.