Last week, Chris Vescovo served as defense counsel in a premises liability suit in Dyersburg, Tennessee. The plaintiff alleged that a fixed ladder on the roof of a commercial building suddenly came off the wall as he was climbing it. The plaintiff further alleged the defendant shopping center owned breached its duty by failing to inspect the ladder and make sure the anchoring system was used to affix the ladder to the concrete wall was attached correctly and secure.
In closing argument, plaintiff’s counsel asked for $6.5 million in damages.
After deliberating for about one hour, the jury returned a verdict for the defense.
Congratulations Chris Vescovo on another LT courtroom victory!
Mr. Vescovo practices in the area of civil litigation, handling matters in state and federal courts. He has substantial experience in jury and bench trials in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. He has defended claims involving medical malpractice, insurance bad faith, and governmental tort liability. Mr. Vescovo is a Rule 31-listed mediator in general civil mediation for the Supreme Court of Tennessee and has mediated cases involving medical malpractice, premises liability, worker’s compensation and motor-vehicle negligence.