Mitchell v. ACE Hardware

Larry Mitchell et al v. ACE Hardware Corp, USDC- Eastern Dist of LA (Hon. Mary Ann Lemmon)- (May 22-24, 2017) – Peter Wanek and Elizabeth McDermott obtained a unanimous defense verdict in the defense of an 18 wheeler truck driver who allegedly rear ended another motorist driving him off the interstate highway resulting in serious spine injuries. The defendant driver was cited for the accident. Plaintiff had a cervical fusion and his neurosurgeon recommended a three-level lumbar fusion. Past and future medical expenses purportedly totaled more than $400,000. After approximately three hours of deliberation, the jury concluded that the defendant-driver was not negligent for the accident.