Atlanta Buzz

Atlanta people and places

Settlement reached in Sarah Jones case

The family of 27-year-old film crew member Sarah Jones, killed in February while working on the film "Midnight Rider," has settled a lawsuit filed against numerous plaintiffs involved with the case.

From a statement issued on their behalf:

"Jones family attorney Jeff Harris of Harris Penn Lowry LLP announced today that a confidential settlement agreement has been reached with the following defendants in the Sarah Jones civil lawsuit: Unclaimed Freight Productions, Inc.; Randall M. Miller; Jody Savin; Charles Baxter; Jay Sedrish; Jay Sedrish, Inc.; Don Mandrik; Hillary Schwartz; Mike Ozier; Epozier Films, Inc.; and Rayonier Performance Fibers, LLC."

In a statement, Harris said "Richard and Elizabeth Jones’ objectives in filing this lawsuit, after the death of their 27-year-old daughter, Sarah, have been clear and unwavering: To find out what happened on the day of their daughter’s death, determine who was responsible, hold those who made bad decisions accountable and ensure this kind of tragedy never happens again on another film set. Today, we are another step closer to fully achieving those objectives.”

Richard Jones, Sarah's father, said in a statement, “Elizabeth and I are dedicated to ensuring that our daughter’s death is not in vain, and through our work with the Sarah Jones Film Foundation we continue to advocate for safer film sets – keeping safety always at the forefront, never again an afterthought. Safety for Sarah.”

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 Honor student suspended after using counterfeit money for school lunch
  2. 2 Georgia judge grants new trial in 1976 rape and murder case
  3. 3 Deadly tractor-trailer crash blocks I-20

CSX, Meddin Studios and Jeffrey N. Gant remain in the suit.


About the Author

Jennifer Brett is a multiplatform journalist and digital coach. She writes The Buzz blog for

More from AJC