Attorney obtained a "no cause" in a 4 day jury trial on behalf of defendant concert arena
Attorney obtained a "no cause" in a 4 day jury trial on behalf of defendant concert arena. Plaintiff alleged he was attending a concert on the lawn when the ground suddenly gave way beneath him and he slid 15 feet into a concrete divider. Plaintiff sustained a trimalleolar ankle fracture, requiring surgery and the insertion of a metal plate and pins. Four witnesses - all of them friends of the plaintiff - testified he was injured while dancing/jumping and landing on a metal drainage grate that they identified as "the pit of death." Defense attorney argued that plaintiff was fully aware of the drainage grate and the need to stay away from it, and that plaintiff must have been under the influence for him to believe the accident happened the way he thought it did. The jury found that defendant was negligent but that its negligence was not a proximate cause of the plaintiff's injury.