JACKSON v. HARDWARE STORE, ET AL.
State of Wisconsin/Circuit Court/Rock County
In this case, Corneille Law Group successfully defended a hardware store and one of its employees in a lawsuit brought by a store patron. The patron claimed that he suffered injuries to his right shoulder, right arm, back and right hip after he was involved in an altercation with an employee of the hardware store. Defendants vehemently denied these allegations, arguing that such an altercation never took place and that Plaintiff therefore suffered no injuries. Prior to trial, the Defendants moved for the dismissal of Plaintiff's claim for medical expenses. This motion was granted. Consequently, Plaintiff was only permitted to seek compensation for his alleged pain and suffering. In closing argument, Plaintiff requested an award of $10,000. After approximately ten minutes of deliberation, the jury returned a unanimous verdict of no negligence on the part of the employee of the hardware store. Plaintiff was therefore awarded nothing.