Avis’ $54 Million Verdicts Over Stolen-Car Injuries


Holland & Knight successfully advised Avis in front of the Georgia Court of Appeals.

The Georgia Court of Appeals reversed verdicts to award $54 million to two women severely injured in an accident after an Avis employee stole a rental car off of the lot and crashed into them.

The judge ruled the thief was to blame and Avis wasn’t liable for his actions.

Holland & Knight national Appellate Team Laurie Webb Daniel (Picture) and Matthew Friedlander represented Avis.

Involved fees earner: Matthew Friedlander – Holland & Knight; Laurie Webb Daniel – Holland & Knight;

Law Firms: Holland & Knight;

Clients: Avis;