Case Conclusion Date: January 1, 2007
Practice Area: Personal Injury
Outcome: Verdict of $865,000
Description: Mr. Phillips slipped on grease in the stairwell of the building he worked in, injuring his knee and requiring surgery. The defendants, who maintained the building, claimed that they had no notice that the stairwell was not adequately lit, nor that the grease was on the ground. Their offer was $0. At trial, the jury first returned a verdict of 100% liability against the defendants, then heard the damages portion of the case, returning a verdict in favor of the plaintiff of $865,000.