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St. Landry Parish Jury rejects Plaintiffs Inflated Request for Damages…

In a stipulated liability case where a loaded tractor-trailer rear-ended a stopped school bus with stop signs and flashers out, an 18-year-old female student and her parents sought over $6 million in damages from the jury.  The jury awarded damages consistent with the amounts suggested by the GJTBS counsel for a total of $1,185,345.  Plaintiffs’ demand at mediation was $2.8 million.