FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2016
Amy Johnsgard, [email protected]
On the third day of trial, a downtown jury deliberated for one hour and returned a defense verdict for CLG’s clients. The case revolved mainly around plaintiffs’ claims that they had sustained significant damages as a result of allegedly defamatory statements made by one of the defendants. Plaintiffs claimed bodily injuries, emotional distress, loss of income, and lost profits from the “expedited” sale of the home they had lived in next door to defendants. They also sought punitive damages against both defendants.
After plaintiffs finished presenting their case, CLG made a motion for nonsuit as to one of the defendants, arguing all claims against her should be dismissed for lack of evidence. The court granted the motion. As to the remaining defendant, the jury rejected all of plaintiffs’ claimed damages and returned a defense verdict. CLG’s clients are entitled to recover prevailing party costs.
CLG attorney Amy Johnsgard served as trial counsel for defendants.