On October 25, 2017, Clark Mitchell obtained a defense verdict for his client. Mitchell represented the defendant (a vehicle repair shop) in the lawsuit. The plaintiff was a customer of the defendant repair shop. The Polk County lawsuit arose out of a break-in of the plaintiff’s vehicle while in the possession of the defendant. The plaintiff’s vehicle was vandalized, and property was stolen. The trial involved the legal issues of negligence, and bailment for hire. Additionally, the case involved proof of damages issues related to repair costs and the value of the property before the incident. After a three-day jury trial, the Polk County jury returned a defense verdict finding the defendant was not negligent.
Polk County Law No. LACL135934.