Case Conclusion Date: 06.02.2010
Practice Area: Litigation
Outcome: Defense Verdict
Description: Although I normally represent injured persons, occasionally I am asked to defend a person or a business being sued for one reason or another. In this case, a man named Leon Rogers sued Mr. Brian Tines who owns and operates several Bellingham resturants and Night Clubs. Mr. Rogers sued Mr. Tines personally along with three of his business establishments. Mr Rogers claimed that he was knocked over by bouncers during a musical event. He initally claimed damages exceeding $1,000,000.00. Prior to the end of the trial I was successful in getting two of the three business defendants dismissed, and I was also successfull in getting Mr. Tines personally dismissed as a defendant in the lawsuit. The trial lasted about two weeks. After less than 30 minutes of deliberation the jury found the employees of the defendant Big Fat Fish Company not negligent. The jury returned a defense verdict and the plaintiff (Mr. Rogers) who sued my client got nothing.