Verdict - Winter 2013 - (Page 8)
how i obtained justice for my client
Nathan Polite v.
Double View Ventures
n Sept. 14, 2012, we obtained a $5,250,000 verdict on behalf of our client, Nathaniel
Polite, in an inadequate security case that presented numerous factual and legal
challenges. In 2007, Nathan was shot in the back as he ran away from two assailants
on a path between his apartment complex and a neighboring Chevron gas station.
The facts surrounding the shooting gave the defense ample opportunity to argue that Nathan
must have been up to something (i.e., “targeted”) when he was shot. And Georgia’s Apportionment
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Statute, O.C.G.A. § 51-12-33(c), left the very real possibility that even if we proved liability and
damages, the jury’s apportionment of fault would leave Nathan without any recovery. Most
lawyers I talked with just shook their heads when I told them about the case. And to offer some
insight into how the defense saw the case, the offer to settle at mediation, with one of Atlanta’s
top mediators, topped out at $120,000.
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Verdict - Winter 2013
Book Review: Just Deceits Full of Twists and Turns
10 Mobile Apps for Trial Lawyers
How I obtained Justice for My Client: Nathan Polite v. Double View Ventures and Westdale Management, LLC.
10 Things You should Know about Georgia's Taxpayer Protection False Claims Act
Special Needs Planning for Trial Lawyers
Workers' Compensation Subrogation in Georgia: A Primer for Plaintiff's Attorneys on Workers' Compensation Lienholder Rights
The Legislative Issue: Spotlight on Legislature Members
Lawyer of the Day is Back
Case Updates: What's New
Workers' Comp: Recent Developments
Welcome New GTLA Members!
Index to Advertisers
Verdict - Winter 2013