A New Haven jury just decided that two Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. clients were not legally responsible for personal injuries and other damages allegedly sustained by a claimant at the clients’ rental property. The claimant’s attorney asked for an award of $1.77 million.
The jury rejected the claimant’s case and refused to award any money damages, despite accident-related medical expenses in excess of $171,000 and a 45% permanent partial impairment rating to the claimant’s left knee by a treating orthopedic surgeon. Attorney Eileen R. Becker argued successfully on behalf of the defendants that their conduct was not the legal cause of the claimant’s fall or resulting injuries.
This is Eileen’s second favorable jury verdict in the last month. Porto v. Saia, Superior Court of Connecticut, Judicial District of New Haven at New Haven, Docket No. NNH-CV-12-6030323.