Meet the best young Georgia trial attorneys

Kurt Kastorf introduces rising star Georgia trial attorneys

Kurt Kastorf introduces the Georgia trial attorneys participating in GTLA’s LEAD program Georgia trial attorneys: Meet some of the rising stars in your field. Thank you to Verdict Magazine for letting me interview and introduce the 2020-21 members of Georgia Trial Lawyer Association’s LEAD class. Now beginning its eighth year, the LEAD Program serves to […]

Analysis of a Trial Win: Michael Wells v. The Estate of Kevin Jernigan

$2+ Million for an unexpected U-turn in Muscogee County, GA Congratulations to Drew Ashby and Chase Swanson for obtaining more than $2 million from a Muscogee County jury on behalf of a man injured by a commercial flatbed truck when a car ahead in traffic made a sudden U-turn. Kastorf law caught up with Drew […]

Why did the Georgia Association of REALTORS support SB 415?

Senator Gooch speaks on SB 415

Yesterday a bipartisan coalition of Georgia Senators tabled SB 415, a deeply flawed bill that would have harmed Georgians by undermining the civil justice system.  That’s good news for Georgia. But we’re left with a lingering question. Why was the Georgia Association of REALTORS not only supporting this bill, but encouraging its members to do […]

Can you obtain punitive damages in an abusive litigation case?

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Punitive damages are available for abusive litigation claims in Georgia. The Supreme Court of Georgia recently upended several decades of precedent in holding that litigants can seek punitive damages for a statutory abusive litigation claim. Read the ruling here. Call Kastorf Law if you have questions about how to interpret this opinion. The trial court rules […]

Does Premises Liability Law Apply to a Vehicle Accident on a Job Site?

Kastorf Law helped secure a reversal on appeal in a case involving a forklift injury on a jobsite.

Kurt Kastorf is happy to report a nice victory in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit for Jeff Helms and his client, Michael Newcomb. Mr. Newcomb was picking up a delivery of corn at Spring Creek’s facility when one of its employers severely injured him with a forklift. The district court dismissed the […]

What to Do When a Defense Expert Claims a Medical Procedure Was Unnecessary

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What to Do When a Defense Expert Claims a Medical Procedure Was Unnecessary A useful practice pointer from Scott Campbell this morning at the Fried Rogers Goldberg Workshop: When the defense has a credible medical expert offer an opinion in a deposition that a procedure was unnecessary, one strategy is to push that expert on whether recommending the procedure […]