On Monday a federal court jury in Gulfport rendered a defense verdict in a slip and fall case against the U.S. Government and several other defendants. Here is the Plaintiff’s second amended complaint.
The plaintiff (Robert Weisler) worked as a security officer at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. In 2008, Weisler suffered injuries in a fall after exiting the Government Printing Office where he worked. Plaintiff alleged that the fall was due to a slippery concrete sidewalk that was defectively designed and maintained.
The trial began on February 7 before Judge Sul Ozerden. Judge Ozerden granted the government’s motion for directed verdict during the trial. The jury rendered a defense verdict for the other defendants at the end of a six day trial. Here is the verdict form.
Chad Stelly of New Orleans represented the plaintiff.
The docket lists a lot of defense lawyers in the case. Crockett Lindsey of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Gulfport represented the government. I believe that Robert Wilkinson of Dogan and Wilkinson in Pascagoula, Bill Whitfield with Copeland and Cook in Gulfport and other lawyers were involved in the trial on the defense side.