James Thornton (Raleigh) successfully* defended a North Carolina county and an employee for the county in a multi-day jury trial. The Plaintiff was rear-ended in her vehicle and alleged that the car had essentially been totaled. This was a damages-only case where liability had already been admitted. One of the first jury trials in North Carolina post-pandemic, Thornton was able to successfully* argue that the Plaintiff’s damages were not as high as alleged. The jury returned a verdict with the damages nearly cut in half.
*Cases or matters referenced do not represent the attorney’s entire record. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its own merits. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer’s or a law firm’s past results.
The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer's or law firm's past results.