The Campaign For DA

2.22.2010

Jackie Murphree Verdict Today?

It was a packed house for closing arguments this morning and the jury is deliberating. I think (didn't watch much of this) the jury will be asked if the drunk driver, Site Concrete, and/or Austin Bridge were negligent and, if so, what is the percentage of fault between them. One big issue I need an answer to is to what extent, if any, those with less responsibility have to pay the other's share of the judgment if they cannot. For example, it's a given that the drunk driver will be found negligent with a tremendous amount of fault being placed on her. If any of the other defendants are found liable, will they have to pay her share? This is civil tort law and not my area, but I know where I can find about 10 guys that will give me the answer.