07.02.2015

SACS Appellate Group Scores Appellate Victory In $20+ Million Catastrophic Injury Case In Judicial Hellhole (Philadelphia, PA)


In March 2013, a Philadelphia jury awarded $20 million to an injured plaintiff and his spouse for the traumatic amputation of plaintiff’s leg.  On August 6, 2013, the SACS appellate group was successful on the post-trial motion principally drafted by Tim Capowski in obtaining a vacatur of the $20+ million judgment and a new trial on combined evidentiary error and weight of the evidence grounds.  Rolland v. Senn, 2013 WL 10257434 (Pa. Com. Pl. Aug. 5, 2013), and Rolland v. Senn, 2014 WL 8852254 (Pa. Com. Pl. Jan. 31, 2014).  Plaintiffs appealed to Pennsylvania’s Superior Court, confident that the appellate court would reinstate their $20+ million judgment.  The Superior Court affirmed the grant of a new trial.  Rolland v. Senn, 2015 WL 4080836 (Pa. Super. Ct. July 2, 2015).  This is proof positive that a well-presented argument and brief can always prevail - even in a jurisdiction known as a judicial hellhole.

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