Friday, April 17, 2015

Partner Andrew Nichols Obtains Defense Verdict

Partner Andrew T. Nichols recently obtained a defense verdict after a two-day jury trial in the Circuit Court for Harford County.  

Plaintiff, a unit owner of a condominium, slipped and fell on ice the sidewalk in front of a building in the condominium community during the two snow storms that culminated in “Snowmageddon” in 2010.  Plaintiff sued the condominium association, property management company and snow removal contractor, alleging negligence.  Mr. Nichols, representing the condominium association and property management company, presented evidence that while the condominium association had notice of the potential for ice formation in the area where Plaintiff fell, there had been no prior falls in that area, and that Plaintiff had similar notice regarding the potential for ice formation.

After twenty-two minutes of deliberation, the jury returned with a verdict, finding no negligence on the part of the defendants.  Congratulations to Mr. Nichols on his hard work! 

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