On May 12, 2017, after five days of trial, Fred Gleaton and Laura Strong obtained a defense verdict in the Superior Court of Fulton County for their client, an orthopedic surgeon practicing in Atlanta, who was sued along with a hospital co-defendant.
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On March 15, 2017, David Hayes presented "Damages from the Defense Perspective: How to Keep Damages Low" at the Proving Damages CLE, sponsored by ICLE: State Bar Series.
The federal jury verdict of $8.1 million, obtained earlier this year by Mike Egan and Derrick Bingham, was recently sustained. Motions for new trial or judgment notwithstanding the verdict were denied by Judge Pannell, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, in favor of OGEJS's client, a medical school professor and inventor from California. The case involved intellectual property rights on medical devices developed by the professor.
Fred Gleaton and Melissa Reading obtained a defense verdict on September 2, following a two week trial in the State Court of Cobb County. The OG client, a local anesthesiologist sued along with a Paulding County surgeon, was exonerated after over two days of jury deliberation. Plaintiff was represented by former Governor Roy Barnes. The trial was complicated by the recusal of Judge Maria Golick in mid-trial, in favor of Judge Carl Bowers.
Although we are located in Atlanta, a number of Owen Gleaton attorneys are licensed and do handle matters in other states. Specifically, Derrick Bingham is admitted in Tennessee, Kathleen Simcoe is admitted in Florida, David Hayes is admitted in Alabama, Rolfe Martin is admitted in South Carolina, Joseph Colette is admitted in New York, and Philippa Ellis is admitted in Illinois and Oklahoma.