Representative Cases

Defendant's verdict.
Kevin Schnurbusch obtained a defendant's verdict for the St. Louis Cardinals in a case before Judge Donald McCullin in the City of St. Louis. Plaintiff's seat broke during a baseball game when he leaned back on it to let his wife down the aisle. He received back injuries resulting in two surgeries and approximately $48,000 in medical bills. He claimed to be permanently disabled from his occupation as a drywall delivery truck driver. Defendant argued that the event was unusual and they had no notice that the seat was going to break. The plaintiff asked the jury for $4 million. The jury returned a verdict for defendant.