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Firm Wins $30 Million Verdict in Wrongful Death Case

Partner J. Anderson Davis and Associate Samuel L. Lucas were delighted Friday, October 30, 2009 when the jury returned a $30,000,000 verdict in the United States District Court, Rome Division. In the case of Vernon Roberts, as personal representative of the Estate of Darlene Roberts, versus Barbara Roberts and Robert John Schiess III, the jury found the defendants jointly and severally liable for the wrongful death of Darlene Roberts.

Darlene Roberts was murdered on April 6, 2006. Robert John Schiess III, a neurosurgeon from Conyers, Georgia and Barbara Roberts, his live-in lover, were found liable by a jury of eight persons after a week long trial.