Creager co-authors Appellate Brief Successfully Defending Virginia $10 Million Verdict
Leading Virginia brain-injury litigation attorneys Stephen M. Smith, Carlton T. Bennett, and Edward E. Scher retained Roger T. Creager several months ago to serve with them as co-counsel on appeal of a $10 million jury verdict and judgment that Smith, Bennett, and Scher won in August of 2008 in the Circuit Court of the City of Norfolk. Creager and this team of outstanding lawyers authored a Brief in Opposition to the defendant trucking company’s Petition for Appeal. The Brief in Opposition to the appeal argued that many of the issues raised by the trucking company had not been properly raised and preserved in the trial court, and all the arguments on appeal lacked merit in any event. Oral argument on the Petition for Appeal was presented to a Writ Panel on February 11, 2009. On February 20, 2009, the Virginia Supreme Court denied the Petition for Appeal, and thereby allowed the full $10 million verdict and judgment to stand.