A DeKalb County jury awarded $4 million to the parents of a young man killed by a stray bullet but only apportioned 1 percent of the liability to a Gwinnett housing development at trial, meaning the parents will see none of the money.
After three days of deliberations, the jury apportioned only 1 percent of the liability to the complex’s owners, dividing the rest among the shooter and other involved brawlers. The lawyers for the defendant property owners, Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial partners Mark Johnson and Jackson “Jad” Dial, who worked with partner Gary Toman, said the plaintiffs insisted on the collective $11 million insurance policy limits prior to trial and rejected a $3 million offer during trial.
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