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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hit and kill a cyclist - Get awarded money from the jury

Award reduced in fatal bike crash
A Montgomery County judge said a judgment of $350,000 against Blacksburg was excessive.

A Montgomery County judge has ordered that a $350,000 jury award against the town of Blacksburg stemming from a fatal car crash be reduced. And that ruling may have reignited the 8-year-old liability lawsuit.

In a written ruling dated Friday, Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Ray Grubbs reduced the damages owed to Blacksburg resident Sharon Knight to $50,000. Grubbs denied the town's motion to set aside the jury's verdict.

The case will likely continue, however.

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