10 Sep Tankersley v. U.S. Lines
U.S. DISTRICT COURT OF MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA SETTLEMENT OF $1,250,000
Case was tried for three days and settled during the trial of wrongful death action under Georgia law. Deceased was walking to a Federal Express drop-box near Six Flags Over Georgia when he was struck by a tire that came loose from a tractor-trailer rig being operated on I-20. The trucking company was negligent for failing to inspect the trailer wheels before a trip, since the trailer had been in storage for two years at a nearby army base.