April 9, 1998
O’Bryan, Brown and Toner successfully defended a Louisville proprietor from allegedly failing to maintain reasonably safe public premises after a woman tripped at the bottom of an escalator, breaking her wrist. The Plaintiff blamed a loose piece of paneling for causing the stumble. The defense, pointed out inconsistencies in the Plaintiff’s testimony, arguing that she simply tripped. After just thirty minutes of deliberation, the jury returned a defense verdict, not finding the proprietor negligent.