Sometimes victories are measured not on which party won the lawsuit, but by the amount of the verdict.
Measured by this standard, Glenn Walter won an impressive victory in a recent lawsuit in Lenoir City, Tennessee.
Glenn represented the defendant, a retail store, whose employee had placed a large pallet-guard in the path of travel that customers entering the store would take in the entrance foyer. The defense admitted that putting the pallet guard at the location was negligent, but that it was open and obvious if the plaintiff had been paying attention.
The plaintiff claimed his injury as an ongoing shoulder problem requiring steroid injections and an impairment rating of 19% to the upper extremity.
The jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff, but found that the defendant was 51% at fault and the plaintiff 49% at fault. The jury awarded total damages of $4,357.33. When reduced by the plaintiff’s negligence, the net judgment was for $2,222.24.
Given the obvious negligent action on the part of the employee of the defendant, the verdict was regarded as a defense win.
We congratulate Glenn Walter on the victory.
Glenn R. Walter, a shareholder of Lewis Thomason, has a varied litigation-based practice. Mr. Walter has extensive experience as lead counsel in the areas of insurance defense, product liability, insurance coverage, personal injury, healthcare liability, transportation, agri-business liability defense, workers’ compensation, and general tort litigation. Other areas of his practice include professional liability, premises liability, ERISA, other commercial litigation matters, along with professional liability, including Fair Debt Collection Practices Act defense.