Litigator of the Week: No-Show No Problem

, Texas Lawyer


Before a jury returned an $8.4 million verdict last month — $1.7 million of which he expects his client to collect — her lawyer was concerned. He says the widow of a worker who died from injuries caused by asbestos exposure refused to leave her small Georgia farm for the trial in Dallas' 68th District Court. The plaintiff's lawyer realized he had to decide the best way to explain her absence to the jury.

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