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Eleven Minutes!

WHITE v. Yellow Freight Systems Inc., Magnolia, Miss.

Our attorneys defended Yellow Freight in a suit involving the death of a man allegedly struck by a Yellow Freight truck, traveling in a two-truck caravan, while walking on an interstate highway. The medical and scientific evidence presented at trial established that the man could not have been hit by the Yellow Freight drivers. Nevertheless, the initial trial ended with a verdict for the plaintiff. A new trial was granted, and on retrial the jury returned a verdict for the defense in only 11 minutes. That verdict then was affirmed on appeal by the Mississippi Supreme Court.