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Matt Cook, Kate Cook, Robert Childres and Nathan Nicholson, Cook law Group. Matt Cook (from left), Kate Cook, Robert Childres III and Nathan Nicholson, Cook Law Group, Gainesville, Georgia. (Courtesy photo)

More than a year after a North Carolina jury awarded $6 million to the family of a trucker who died after steel plates fell on him, the defendants have agreed to pay $7.8 million to settle while their appeal was pending. 

Lead plaintiffs attorney Matt Cook said he thought mounting interest and the addition of fresh  lawyers led the defendant’s insurers to cut their losses.

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Greg Land

Greg Land covers topics including verdicts and settlements and insurance-related litigation for the Daily Report in Atlanta.

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