CHILD USA joined Violent Crime Victim Services to file an amicus brief in Coogan c. Genuine Parts Company, et al. In Coogan, the Washington Court of Appeals reversed a jury’s $30 million pain-and-suffering verdict to the estate of a mesothelioma victim, finding the amount excessive, and “shocking” to the court’s conscience. This amicus brief explains the important role of the jury in determining damages in civil cases, and the potential negative impact this case can have on future verdicts for child sexual abuse.
BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE re. GERRI S. COOGAN v. GENUINE PARTS COMPANY, ET AL.
September 25, 2020
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
Case No. 19-123