Defense Verdict obtained by Partner Sherry Bankhead
After stipulating to liability and limited damages, Johnson Trent’s attorneys Sherry Bankhead and Michael Pita obtained a defense verdict for our client in September 2012 in the matter of Rufus L. Cherry v. Robert H. Granberry, Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. and Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Plaintiff alleged that as a result of a car accident, he required a cervical neck fusion surgery and rotator cuff repair surgery. Prior to trial, Plaintiff made an unreasonable demand to settle the case. After a three day trial, the jury agreed with Bridgestone that plaintiff’s surgeries were not caused by the accident and awarded plaintiff a nominal amount of $27,000 for injuries and medical expenses, already stipulated to by our client. The jury did not award any damages for lost wages, future pain and suffering, past impairment, and future impairment, which were sought by Plaintiff.
Congratulations, Sherry and Michael!