Bill Luckett loses lawsuit that awarded $30M to teen

A DeSoto County Circuit Court jury on Friday awarded a $30 million judgment to a teenager who received permanent brain damage in a traffic collision three years ago.

The jury found that APAC-Tennessee Inc. — a road-paving company that hired gravel-truck driver Chad McCarty — was 70 percent responsible for the wreck.

The other 30 percent was split between McCarty and the company that loaded the gravel, which settled out of court.

McCarty pleaded guilty to manslaughter and aggravated assault and was put on 15 years probation.

Circuit Court Judge Robert Chamberlin presided over the trial. Attorney Bill Luckett represented APAC-Tennessee.