A federal judge dismissed a false arrest complaint a womanfiled against Geico Insurance after she was jailed on charges ofconcealing her wrecked 1988 Mercury Tracer she was supposed to turnover after the insurer paid $1,108 for it.

"This was just a mess of a case," said attorney Craig Terrett ofNorcross-based Cruser, Mitchell, Novitz, Sanchez, Gaston &Zimet, who defended the case with partner J. Robb Cruser. "This wasdefinitely the right result."

The plaintiffs attorney, Lawrenceville solo Talal "Perez"Ghosheh, was not available for comment.

Traffic accident in 2012


According to Terrett and court filings, Rosinda Matute-Castellanos'Tracer was struck by a vehicle driven by Elmo Watkins in March2012. Watkins was cited for failure to obey a traffic controldevice, and Geico paid $1,108 to cover the then-24-year-old compactcar the following April.

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Greg Land

Greg Land covers topics including verdicts and settlements and insurance-related litigation for the Daily Report in Atlanta.