In setting up a $12.5 million verdict against Suzuki at trial last February over a crash allegedly caused by the brake failure on one of its motorcycles, Randy Edwards used a blistering closing argument, and surprising test results, to undercut a theory central to the defense’s case. Johns v. Suzuki Motor Corp., 14SV000043.

Adrian Johns fractured his back and suffered other injuries when he was thrown from his 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 as the bike traveled 30 mph down an Austell, Georgia roadway. Johns, represented by Cochran & Edwards’ Randy Edwards, contended the crash was caused by a defect in the motorcycle’s brakes. READ MORE