Lucas v. MARTA


09/08/10 – 09/13/10

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In this transportation negligence litigation proceeding, plaintiff Kenneth A. Lucas alleged Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) of negligence, when a runaway MARTA bus rolled backwards into the plaintiff's house, knocked the house from its foundation and caused structural damage.

The plaintiff was represented by attorney Michael Dailey. The defendant in this case, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority was represented by attorney Walter McClelland.

The jury found that MARTA was responsible for $86K in house repairs, plus $30K for Mr. Lucas' living expenses while the house could not be occupied. In addition, the jury determined that MARTA had acted unreasonably or in bad faith in its handling of the case, and awarded an additional $123K in litigation expenses.

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Cost of repairs: 86,000
Living expenses during repairs: 30,000
Unnecessary trouble and expense caused by MARTA: 123,000



Recording Disclaimer: This proceeding was recorded in full.

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