May 7, 2003
O’Bryan, Brown and Toner successfully defended a Louisville bowling alley from charges of premise negligence. At the bowling alley, a woman slipped on a puddle and broke her wrist. Three surgeries later, she still complained of pain. The Plaintiff asked for $170,000 in damages. The defense pointed out several inconsistencies in the witness’ testimonies, suggested that it was actually the Plaintiff’s bowling party who created the puddle, and proposed that if the bowling alley created the puddle, there was not sufficient time to discover the danger. The Jefferson County jury exonerated the bowling alley of all liability.