Goodell DeVries Obtains Defense Verdict in Design Defect Case

By: GDLD | 2.26.16 | Case Results

After a two week trial in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, PA, Thomas J. Cullen, Jr., Kali Enyeart Book, and Ryan J. Sullivan obtained a defense verdict in favor of Crown Equipment Corporation, a leading manufacturer of material handling equipment.  In Kovacevich v. Crown Equipment Corporation, Plaintiff sustained serious injuries after being struck by a Crown pallet jack operated by his co-employee.  Plaintiff claimed the pallet truck was defectively designed and was not equipped with necessary safety features.  The jury deliberated for less than half an hour before returning a full defense verdict.