Jury slams Schneider National with $47M ‘nuclear verdict’ in fatal crash

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A Georgia jury recently awarded more than $47 million to the family of a 35-year-old owner-operator who was killed in a August 2017 crash involving a former company driver for Wisconsin-based Schneider National Carriers. 

“Nuclear verdicts” are described as jury awards in which penalties exceed $10 million.

Following a five-day trial, jurors in Cherokee County State Court in Canton, Georgia, awarded $47 million in compensatory damages on June 7 against Schneider National (NYSE: SNDR),...


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