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Dave Root and Michael Manfredi Obtain Defense Verdict in Premises Liability Case

May 26, 2017

Dave Root and Michael Manfredi obtained a defense verdict in a four day premises liability case in Albany, Georgia. Plaintiff was a patron at the American Legion’s restaurant/bar in Albany on Labor Day weekend in 2015. As he was leaving the facility, he got into a scuffle with an employee. It was disputed who initiated the fight. Another employee stepped in to stop the fight and to remove Plaintiff from the club. In the course of the melee, Plaintiff suffered a broken neck and serious spinal cord injury. Plaintiff alleged that the second employee “negligently removed” him and in doing so caused the serious injury. At trial, Plaintiff sought medical expenses, past and future lost wages, and pain and suffering. He asked the jury for $4,000,000+. The jury retired to deliberate for over five hours before returning a defense verdict.

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