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United States Court of Appeals Reinstates Injured Driver’s Case

Armbruster, Dripps, Winterscheidt & Blotevogel, LLC

United States Court of Appeals Reinstates Injured Driver’s Case

In a unanimous decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit reversed the order of a lower court and reinstated the case of a car hauler driver injured while using an auto transport truck. In Taylor v. Cottrell, Inc. Roy Dripps and Michael Blotevogel of ADWB successfully argued that the trial court misunderstood the circumstances leading up to the court’s dismissal of the case. The 8th Circuit agreed with these arguments and specifically referenced the “selective quotes … taken out of context by Cottrell …” in reaching its decision. Roy Dripps, said he was gratified that the panel “unequivocally rejected (Cottrell’s) invitation to convert treating physicians into hired expert witnesses and refused to block injured workers’ access to medical treatment during the pendency of their cases.”

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