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Defense Verdict for Scott Goldstein
December 20, 2009

Scott Goldstein of Bonner Kiernan's New York office recently obtained a no cause defense verdict in a slip and fall lawsuit venued in Supreme Court of New York, New York County.  The 49 year old plaintiff claimed that she slipped and fell on rainwater that had been tracked in to the main floor of a jewelry exchange in a midtown office building.  The plaintiff claimed severe back and neck injuries that required both lumbar and cervical fusion surgeries.  Though the injuries were significant, the jury found that the plaintiff's injuries were not caused by the defendant's negligence.  Plaintiff's demand on the date of trial was $1.6 million dollars, reduced to $300,000 just before the jury returned with a verdict of $0.

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