Heyl Royster

 


Heyl Royster

 

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Larry Hall Shares Expertise in DRI Trucking Law Committee Webinar

10/07/2021

Plaintiffs are turning away from the Reptile Theory and adopting a new approach focused on company policy/procedure and CDL Manual violations to establish a violated “duty” by the motor carrier or driver. This technique is also effective in increasing damage awards.  Larry Hall of Heyl Royster, and Eric Miersma of Balestreri, Potocki and Holmes discussed the documents in a recent DRI webinar.  The duo led the conversation on how these documents are being used to establish liability in trucking cases and what defense attorneys can do from pre-suit stages through trial to prevent a policy or manual violation from creating an unfortunate result.