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Defense Verdict for School District Client in General Liability Matter

November 09, 2016

In this case, plaintiff-a student claims that on his way to lunch, he climbed a tree causing a branch to break off and fell as a result.  Plaintiff hit the back of his head on the raised concrete border surrounding the planter box.  As a result, he alleged he sustained severe and permanent injuries, including a traumatic brain injury that required lifelong care.  We represented the school defendant at trial.  After an hour and a half of deliberations, the jury returned a defense verdict, finding that there was no evidence any employee was negligent and that the property in question did not constitute a dangerous condition of public property.