Amanda Bayless v. Donald Wayne Lester, Tennessee Commercial Warehouse, and Zurich American Insurance Company

Date: November 5, 2012
Court: Magistrate Court of DeKalb County

Ben Dorfman won a defense verdict in DeKalb Magistrate Court in November 2012, on behalf of a truck driver, trucking company, and insurance carrier sued under the Direct Action Statute.  The case arose after the plaintiff's car collided with the truck on Interstate 75 South, an accident which sent the plaintiff spinning into the median, sustaining property damage and minimal personal injury.  Plaintiff was unable to prove that the driver of the truck moved into her lane, causing the accident, and the judge returned a verdict in favor of the defendants.