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Trial Victory in defective ladder case

August 19, 2011

E. Merritt Lentz won a jury trial in a case involving an allegedly defective ladder. The case, Worley v. Louisville Ladder, was tried in Louisville, Kentucky – the home turf of the defendant. After several hours of deliberations, the jury found that the ladder manufacturer was negligent in its design of the ladder, and awarded $166,173.22 in damages, which was reduced by 50% to account for the comparative negligence of the Plaintiff.

After the trial, one of the jurors e-mailed Mr. Lentz, applauding the “brilliant case” he tried, the way he “connected with the jury,” and that the cross-examination of the defense expert was “the best part of your case.”

 

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