Attorney obtained a "no cause" following a week long jury trial on behalf of a concert arena.
Attorney obtained a "no cause" following a week long jury trial on behalf of a concert arena. Plaintiff sustained a broken hip resulting in two surgeries, the second being a total hip replacement, when she was knocked down at the defendant's arena. The accident occurred during a torrential rainstorm, during which patrons from the lawn area were permitted to enter the covered, reserved seating area. Plaintiff argued this violated the Arts Center's own Emergency Procedures Manual and resulted in pandemonium. Defense attorney argued there was no pandemonium because although the lawn can hold over ten thousand people, there were less than a thousand on the lawn that night and most had gone by the time the decision to allow them in was made. The jury deliberated for an hour before returning a verdict for the defense.