Roger T. Creager Argues Appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia
On April 16, 2014, Roger T. Creager presented oral argument to the Supreme Court of Virginia in favor of an appeal regarding Harman, Administratrix, etc., et al. v. Honeywell International, Inc. (Rec. No. 130627). Mr. Creager was retained to appeal to the Supreme Court after a jury trial in Chesterfield County resulted in a defense verdict. The case involves a 2008 airplane crash in Chesterfield County in which a father and son were both killed. After the adverse jury verdict was rendered at trial, John C. Shea (a past President of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association) and Gary C. Robb (a nationally-recognized airplane crash litigator from Kansas City), asked Mr. Creager to become involved in the case to seek a new trial. Mr. Creager petitioned the Supreme Court to consider whether to grant a new trial on the basis that five specific rulings of the trial court were erroneous and prejudicial. Based upon Mr. Creager’s Petition for Appeal and oral argument to a three-Justice panel of the Supreme Court, on December 13, 2013, the Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal based upon all five errors assigned by Mr. Creager. Following the submission of additional briefing, the full Court heard oral argument on April 16, 2014. To listen to Mr. Creager’s oral argument and the questions posed by the Supreme Court, click here. A decision is expected in early June of 2014.