STEVEN KEMPSON, ET AL. v. PAMELA CASEY, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Nov 2, 2016

Head Comment: With Dissenting Opinion by Susano

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Ashley L. Ownby, Cleveland, Tennessee, for the appellants, Steven Kempson, and Melanie Kempson.

Attorneys 2:

Ronald D. Wells, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellees, Pamela Casey, and Bradley H. Smith.

Judge(s): MCCLARTY

Pickup truck driver sued to recover for injuries he allegedly sustained when his truck was rear-ended while he was stopped for traffic on the interstate. His wife asserted that she had suffered from the loss of consortium with and services of her husband. The defendant driver acknowledged responsibility for the collision but disputed that the plaintiffs had proven, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the accident in question caused any injury. The jury found that the collision caused no damage to the plaintiffs. On the jury’s verdict, the trial court entered judgment, awarding the plaintiffs no damages and denying the motion for a new trial. The plaintiffs appeal. We vacate the trial court’s judgment and remand for a new trial on damages alone.