John Fedor Limits Plaintiffs' Recovery in Personal Injury Case
John Fedor represented Motel 6 Operating L.P. in the matter of Mary & William Butler v. Motel 6, a trip and fall case in San Diego County Superior Court. While liability was not truly at issue, Motel 6 believed the plaintiffs’ claimed damages – personal injuries with need for future surgery by Mary Butler and loss of consortium damages by William Butler – were highly exaggerated.
At trial, plaintiffs requested awards of $500,000 – $700,000 and $150,000 – $200,000, respectively. Essentially agreeing item by item with the defense’s presentation of its damages defense, the jury was out less than 2 hours before returning with the expected plaintiffs’ verdict, but with awards of $69,685 and -0-, respectively.