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January 2014

Doug Kemper recently obtained a defense verdict on a premises liability case in Jefferson Circuit Court. The trial involved a claim that the Plaintiff fell in the yard as she was moving from a house she and her husband had leased from Defendant. She claimed that she fell because she stepped in a hidden hole that was close to a retaining wall on the property, and as a result sustained a broken left wrist and right ankle. She sought $20,000 in medical expenses and $125,000 in pain and suffering. Defendant was adamant that there was no hole on the property, and presented proof rebutting the plaintiff’s testimony that there were holes remaining from a fence that formerly stood on the property. After deliberating 15 minutes, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defense.


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