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April 2019

Partner Allyson Avila Obtains Unanimous Defense Verdict On Behalf of Catering Company Client

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani Westchester Partner Allyson Avila obtained a unanimous defense verdict after a five-day jury trial in Queens County, New York on behalf of the firm's client, a large catering company and its employee driver.

The plaintiff, a 36-year old male claimed that he was traveling through a green light when his motor vehicle was struck by the firm’s client.  As a result of the accident, he sustained injuries to his right knee requiring surgery and injuries to his lumbar spine requiring a fusion surgery. The plaintiff’s last settlement demand after jury selection was $750,000.   

At trial, Avila was able to establish that the firm’s client had the green light and it was the plaintiff who was at fault for the accident. 

Allyson A. Avila