$500 Verdict in Alleged Assault Case By Security Guards
In a 3 day Trial, Richard J. Gallo obtained a favorable verdict limiting the plaintiff’s damages in an alleged assault and battery in a parking lot by defendants’ security personnel. While the jury came back that the defendant security guards’ actions did constitute a battery, all of plaintiff’s damages were disputed by the defense. Ultimately, the plaintiffs alleged injuries of rib fracture, depression, wrist injuries and post traumatic stress disorder were not believed and the jury awarded plaintiff with a mere $500. Prior to Trial, the plaintiff’s demand was $175,000. Mr. Gallo offered $7,500 to plaintiff’s counsel in an attempt to save his carrier Trial costs. The offer was rejected. All of plaintiff’s post trial motions to set aside the verdict were denied by the Court.