Jim Moore and Eric Toney of Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush, P.A., in Ridgeland, MS, obtained a defense verdict for their client, Kohler Transport, Inc., in a recent four-day trial in federal court. Following a tractor-trailer/car collision, two plaintiffs filed suit in Hinds County against a truck driver and his employer, Kohler, with the primary claim being that the truck driver ran a red light. The matter was removed to federal court. Both plaintiffs alleged and presented proof that they would require spinal surgery on their neck and/or back in the future. At trial, the plaintiffs called the defendant truck driver as an adverse witness and further presented testimony through an accident reconstruction expert, a vocational rehabilitation expert, a neurosurgeon, an emergency room physician and a family practitioner. The defendants called only one witness, a neurosurgeon. During closing arguments, the plaintiffs requested a jury verdict totaling $1,000,000. The jury returned a verdict for the defendants.