Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Kentucky Tort and Insurance Law Journal Has Moved

Please visit the new home of the Kentucky Tort and Insurance Law Journal at

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New and Improved Home for the Tort Journal

I would like to invite everyone to view the new Kentucky Tort and Insurance Law Journal at I will not be updating my blogger page anymore, so please make appropriate changes to your bookmarks and subscriptions lists.

Kentucky Law Review Digests Recent $3.25 Million Verdict

The Kentucky Law Review has a more thorough report of the recent millions dollar verdict in Jefferson Circuit Court. Go here, for a very nice factual summary of the case and the resulting jury verdict.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Courier Journal Reports on $3.2 Million Verdict

Three days after I reported on the $3.2 million verdict, the Courier Journal now has an article describing the basic facts of the case. Unfortunately, there is no mention of the attorneys involved in the case or any quotes from those involved. Hopefully, the Courier will update its story as further facts become available.

For those interested the case number is 06-CI-003827 and the caption is Janet Mulligan, et al. v. Samuel Barrett d/b/a Don's Auto Clinic.

Court of Appeals Links

Thanks to Mike Stevens of the Kentucky Law Review for posting on the bad links in last week's court of appeals minutes. Apparently, the links have additional text after the .pdf extension that must be deleted so you can read the case. It appears that the court has since fixed this problem. I can confirm no tort or insurance law cases were published.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Louisville Attorneys Get $3.2 Million Verdict!

The Kentucky Tort Journal has learned that Louisville Attorneys Philip Grossman and Jennifer Moore have secured a $3.2 million verdict for their client in Jefferson County Circuit Court. Grossman & Moore, PLLC represented a client injured in a car fire, suing for personal injury. Check back for further details and links to articles discussing the verdict as news develops.

Editor's Note-This is the second multi-million dollar verdict in a personal injury case tried in Jefferson County in recent months.

Court of Appeals Minutes for March 14th

The Court of Appeals has published its minutes for March 14th, here. It does not appear that there are any tort or insurance law decisions published. I did have issues with some of the links, so hopefully that will be addressed soon.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Study Finds Car Crashes Toll $1,051.00 Per Person

MSN Money reported on a study done on behalf of AAA regarding the true costs of accidents.
The study, released today, found that traffic crashes are much more damaging to society than the bumper-to-bumper congestion that riles commuters in many metropolitan areas.

Cambridge Systematics, which conducted the research for the automobile association, found that crashes cost U.S. motorists $164.2 billion a year, or about $1,051 per person. That's more than double the $67.6 billion in annual costs from congestion, or about $430 per person.

To calculate the crash costs, researchers took into account factors such as property damage, lost earnings, medical costs, emergency services, legal costs and travel delays.
In Louisville, Kentucky the cost per person was $1,226.00 per person compared to the $436 costs of congestion. To read the entire article and review costs for additional areas, click here.