Pettit Kohn Obtains Defense Verdict for Retail Client in Van Nuys Jury Trial

On August 27, 2008, Pettit Kohn successfully defended one of its large retail clients in a personal injury action in Van Nuys. The plaintiff alleged that she was injured when an elevator malfunctioned at the client’s premises (“the store”), striking her knee and hip. The plaintiff argued that the store negligently maintained the subject elevator. After two weeks of testimony and argument, the jury returned an 11-1 verdict in favor of the store. Grant Waterkotte and Martin Moreno represented the store on the firm’s behalf.