Macdonald & Cody, LLP Protects Client in $4M Wrongful Death Verdict
On October 21, 2022, Joseph Fitzgerald of Macdonald & Cody, LLP was able to protect his client from a $4,000,000 Wrongful Death verdict by proving to a Ventura Jury that his client was in the course and scope of employment. Macdonald & Cody’s client, a car salesman, was called into work on his day off to complete a sales transaction when the fatal accident occurred. The client’s employer and defendant in the case, contended that the salesman was in the course and scope of his employment because he was simply driving into work. The Ventura Jury returned a verdict after 2 weeks of trial finding vicarious liability against the dealership and awarding the family $4,000,000.