Landstar settles lawsuit for $50million.

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  2. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    Landstar settled prior to the trial of the pilot car company.
     
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  3. JoeyJunk

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    Wow. The largest single fatality settlement in US history. Does $730 million make the loss of your loved one any better?
     
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  4. blairandgretchen

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    Woman blew off the lead escort , ran the bridge into the load.

    The worst ones I encounter at that width are white haired folks that are oblivious to EVERYTHING in their path.

    I had a guy want to fist fight with my lead for blocking him on a skinny bridge, for his safety.

    edit - in several states it is illegal for escort to cross lines to block. Even though this is usually what is necessary to alert traffic.

    I’ll usually stop or slow till lead has either announced ‘ clear’ , or has traffic shut down. If you can shut down the first one, the following traffic usually gets with the program.

    Then clear the bridge.

    Same bridge different load - I met vehicle half way, they ignored escort. They backed off bridge, but only after a stand off.

    TXDOT should have been liable in my opinion. State routing always defers all liability to driver - yet dictates dangerous routes at times it’s not necessary.

    Unfortunate there was a life lost - but, as said - how many millions brings a life back?
     
  5. D.Tibbitt

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    730 million? They will never see a dime probably.
     
  6. blairandgretchen

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    I’m confused as to the outcome - LS settled for $50m and one of the escort companies settled for $1m out of court prior to jury selection.

    The trial went ahead because the 2nd escort company did not settle. Who pays what now - no idea.
     
  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Thats like the last big nuclear verdict on that single owner op car hauler. For 410 million. They have not seen a dime. Its all just free advertising for the legal company to put " we won a 3/4 billion dollar lawsuit for our client" on a big billboard along the interstate
     
  8. drvrtech77

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    There needs to be reform of some kind.. There needs to be punishment for those that are definitely in the wrong but the reform really needs to be figured out where people who knowingly and it comes out in court that these types of judgments should be nullified..this getting ridiculous with these money grabbing ambulance chasing attys.
     
  9. MacLean

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    Agreed. In Canada there’s only one way to get massive money and that’s to be a minority and cry to the government and they’ll pay you anything you want including give you pipelines, land and equity in businesses. I’m sure those same ambulance chasing lawyers are here helping the special interest groups.
     
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  10. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    I’ve heard situations where idiots will circumvent State Police with red and blues on 20+ feet wide loads,

    They have to basically run them down/off the road while the load stops.

    One lead escort has little power over Stupid armed with amber lights and waving a flag on blind curves coming into a skinny bridge.
     
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