Defense Verdict in the Case of the Missing Diamond
Howard L. Cogan recently obtained an unanimous defendant’s verdict in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, before Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich. The plaintiff, a New York wholesaler of diamonds and jewelry, claimed it sent on consignment to our client, an Arizona retailer of high-end jewelry, a pair of 20.50-carat pear-shaped diamond earrings valued at $354,740 and a 10.04-carat diamond ring valued at $172,117.80. Our client denied requesting and/or receiving the diamond ring. After a four-day trial, the jury found that our client was not liable for the “missing” diamond ring.