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Supreme Court Tosses $8.5 Million Jones Act Verdict Due to Wrongful Exclusion of Video

By WorkCompCentral

Monday, March 5, 2018 | 400 | 0 | 92 min read

The Texas Supreme Court last week tossed a worker’s $8.5 million verdict for a workplace injury because the jury never got to see video footage capturing the worker performing the sort of physical activities he allegedly was unable to do. “If, as it is often said, a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth exponentially more,” the Supreme Court said. Since a video “can be the single most compelling piece of evidence in a case, captivating the jury’s attention like no other evidence could,” the court said, trial judges generally should ...

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