Jury Returns Verdict for Defendants After 30 Minutes of Deliberation


August 28, 2006

Jury Returns Verdict For Defendants After 30 Minutes Of Deliberation

SMSM attorneys Jonathan Lively and Allison Scott won a defense verdict in Lake County Indiana on August 23, 2006. The case involved serious injuries to two passengers in a vehicle which rear-ended a tractor trailer. The plaintiffs claimed the semi was driving too slow, was mechanically unfit for the expressway and was the proximate cause of the accident. At the consolidated trial, the two plaintiffs asked for $460,000 in damages. The jury deliberated for a mere 30 minutes before returning a verdict in favor of the Defendants on all counts.