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ELDs could lead to 'reptile' tactics in the courtroom: Part 1

March 02, 2018 BY DEF Admin


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Some attorneys who defend drivers and carriers fear that electronic logging devices (ELDs) could make it easier for plaintiff lawyers to utilize powerful 'reptile' tactics to win over juries and obtain unfairly large awards.

In an article written by Larry Kahaner in FleetOwner Magazine, DEF attorneys Melody Kiella and Jennifer Parrott discuss how the new ELD mandate could lead to plaintiff lawyers more frequently using the "reptile tactic.” You can read more about this by clicking the link below.

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About the authors

Melody Kiella


Melody Kiella has been practicing law for over seven years as a civil litigation attorney. She specializes in all aspects of complex civil litigation and represents clients in connection with a broad spectrum of legal matters, including transportation/trucking law, personal injury, premises liability, catastrophic injuries, construction litigation, commercial litigation, breach of contract, and general liability. 

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Jennifer Parrott


Jennifer Parrott focuses her practice in civil litigation and represents individuals, corporations, and insurance companies in state and federal courts. Her practice includes an emphasis on general liability and insurance litigation, transportation/trucking law, personal injury, products liability, and commercial litigation. 

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