Lawyers will be arguing before the Georgia Court of Appeals Thursday at 10 a.m. via Zoom over the $8.6 million verdict against the makers of “The Walking Dead” television show for the death of a stuntman.
John Bernecker, 33, died on July 12, 2017, from a 25-foot stunt fall off a balcony during filming in Coweta County, southeast of Atlanta, for Episode 807 of “The Walking Dead” zombie drama. His parents, Susan and Hagen Bernecker, sued AMC and affiliated entities, including the production company hired to create the show, Stalwart Films. They said their son was an experienced stuntman with more than 100 film credits, and he died because he was working for people who cut corners on safety.
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