A Gwinnett County jury awarded more than $1.7 million to a woman who suffered back and shoulder injuries when she was rear-ended while stopped in morning rush-hour traffic on Atlanta’s Downtown Connector.

The jury also determined that attorney fees should be awarded under Georgia’s law allowing the recovery of litigation expenses in cases where jurors find a defendant acted in bad faith, was stubbornly litigious or caused the plaintiff unnecessary trouble and expense.

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