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Melissa Bailey and Fred Valz Win Summary Judgement for Broker

June 4, 2019

Melissa Bailey and Fred Valz recently won summary judgment for a non-emergency transportation broker.  The complaint alleged that our client acted as a carrier rather than a broker, making our client vicariously liable for the motor vehicle accident that resulted in the loss of the plaintiff’s leg.  We argued that our client was a broker, not a carrier, and therefore had no legal liability for the alleged negligence of the driver.  The State Court of Clayton County agreed, holding that our client did not maintain the requisite level of control over the driver or her employer to impose vicarious liability, resulting in a full grant of summary judgment for our client.

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