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Admission of Evidence of Other Accidents Is the Basis for Reversing $60 Million Verdict

Miami, FL
Nov 07, 2007

Hall-Edwards v. Ford, 971 So. 2d 854 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2007)

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In Hall-Edwards v. Ford, 971 So. 2d 854 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2007), Bowman and Brooke attorneys obtained a reversal of a $60 million verdict because the court erred as a matter of law in admitting evidence of other accidents without requiring the plaintiff to meet their burden of proving substantial similarity. Importantly, the court rejected the argument that this requirement could be disregarded simply because punitive damages were at issue. 

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