When the defense in a wrongful death personal injury case brought an apportionment request to the Georgia Court of Appeals on Wednesday, their opposing counsel described the appeal as a “last-ditch effort to escape consequences of its decision to not participate in the case.” The crux of the issue? The appeal came after the defendant defaulted and the trial court said they were liable for $25 million in damages.

An appellate panel, composed of Presiding Judge Stephen Dillard and Judge Trea Pipkin and Chief Judge Brian Rickman, on the whole, appeared skeptical.

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