A Jackson County jury held the city of Commerce not liable in a wrongful death lawsuit tried last week in the Superior Court of Jackson County.
Amanda Ramey sued the city in connection with the May 2008 death of her father, David Loggins. Loggins, a passenger in a feed truck, died from injuries sustained when the truck crashed on Interstate 85.
Judge Joe Booth presided over the trial that began on April 8, with testimony concluding on the afternoon of April 10. The jury of six men and six women deliberated approximately three hours on the morning of April 11 before they came out with their verdict.
At 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, the jury foreman read the verdict ruling in favor of Commerce.
For the full story, see the April 17 issue of The Commerce News.