Thomas J. Cullen, Jr. and Kali Enyeart Book obtained a defense verdict in favor of Crown Equipment Corporation, a leading manufacturer of material handling equipment. In Hernandez v. Crown Equipment Corporation, Plaintiff Jose Hernandez sustained a leg amputation injury while operating a Crown stand-up rider forklift. Plaintiff and his wife brought claims for design defect and loss of consortium against Crown. The jury deliberated for two hours before returning a full defense verdict. The trial spanned two weeks in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.