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PIERCE and DOOLING WIN PRODUCT LIABILITY TRIAL ON MARTHA’S VINEYARD

William M. Mandell - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Pierce & Mandell, Robert Pierce, Boston, MAPierce & Mandell, Curtis Dooling, Boston, MABob Pierce and Curt Dooling recently obtained a defense verdict on behalf of their client in a jury trial in Dukes County Superior Court on Martha’s Vineyard.

The plaintiff in the case sustained a serious eye injury, which eventually led to the loss of the plaintiff’s eye, when he was struck with a golf disc designed and manufactured by Pierce & Mandell’s client. The plaintiff claimed that the golf disc that struck and injured him was dangerously defective because of its design and because it lacked proper warnings alerting users to its dangers. The firm challenged the plaintiff’s credibility by showing that the plaintiff’s version of how he was injured was not credible based on witness testimony and relevant medical records. The firm also successfully argued that the golf disc was not dangerously defective.

The case was challenging due to the very serious injury that the plaintiff suffered, and the fact that the individual who threw the disc that struck the plaintiff was no longer living in the United States and was unable to testify at trial.  Rather, his deposition testimony was read to the jury.

The case was tried over 6 days, and the jury deliberated for approximately 7 hours. The jury determined that Pierce & Mandell’s client did not breach the warranty of merchantability and that the golf disc was not dangerously defective.

Bob Pierce has now achieved complete victory for his clients in the last eight jury cases that went to verdict.

Curt Dooling Begins Sixth Year as Adjunct Professor at New England Law | Boston

William M. Mandell - Monday, September 15, 2014

Curt Dooling recently began his sixth year as an Adjunct Professor of Legal Research and Writing at New England Law | Boston. As an Adjunct Professor, Curt instructs second year law students on effective appellate writing and oral advocacy. Curt graduated cum laude from New England Law | Boston in 2006. When he began his tenure as an Adjunct Professor in 2009, he was the youngest ever Adjunct Professor hired by the law school.


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