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Construction litigator obtains defense jury verdict after 10 minutes in alleged floor defect trial

Construction litigator Andrew Fylypovych obtained a defense verdict for a higher education client in a premises liability action tried to a jury in Philadelphia County. Plaintiffs, husband and wife, claimed that husband fell on an expansion joint in a medical office building and that the accident caused a major downward spiral in his already tenuous health status. Plaintiff spent two weeks in ICU from complications related to a massive hematoma, requiring emergency hemodialysis. The defense was able to show that the accident could not have occurred on the client’s level terrazzo floor. The eight jurors returned their verdict after deliberating for only ten minutes after a four-day trial.

Note: The results obtained in a particular case are heavily dependent on the facts and the law specific to that case.