And The Defense Wins
Published 3-15-17 by DRI
L. Clark Hicks, Jr.
DRI member Clark Hicks of Hicks Law Firm, PLLC in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, recently succeeded in obtaining a defense verdict in a trucking case. The Plaintiffs claimed permanent disability, loss of consortium and other damages resulting from a rear-end collision with an 18-wheel truck on Interstate 20 in Pearl, Mississippi. They sought in excess of $2 million in economic and non-economic damages. The driver of the 18-wheel truck admitted to rear-ending the Plaintiff's vehicle, however, the defense successfully argued that Plaintiff's Ford F-150 pickup truck suddenly switched lanes in front of the rig and slammed on its brakes causing an unavoidable collision. The jury, in a 12–0 decision, unanimously found that the truck driver was not liable for negligence.
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Managing Partner, Clark Hicks, has been named President of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association. For a link to the MDLA website, see http://www.msdefenselaw.org.
Clark Hicks and Lane Dossett recently won a case styled Hinton v. Rolison, 2014-CA-00412 (Miss. 2015), which allowed a business dispute case to proceed in the merits in circuit court.
Lane Dossett was recently named one of the Top 20 Under 40 business professionals in the Hattiesburg, Mississippi Pine Belt area. Find out more information at http://hattiesburgamerican.com/story/life-up-and-coming/2015/03/14/coming-lane-dossett/24778277.
A recent Mississippi Defense Lawyer Magazine Article cites two Hicks appeals decisions as being on the forefront of corporate defense. Check out the article at http://www.mediafire.com/view/?e6y61x9bdwumqbk.