Category Archives: Trials

JOHN P. DePAOLO CONVINCES JURY THAT HIS CLIENT WAS NOT AT FAULT FOR PLAINTIFF’S INJURIES

An Erie County Supreme Court jury wasted no time in finding that Mr. DePaolo’s client was not negligent as alleged by the 30-year-old plaintiff who ran out into the street chasing his dog.  Mr. DePaolo’s client was faced with an … Continue reading

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Typical Canine Behavior is Not Adequate Evidence of Vicious Propensities

John P. DePaolo obtained a verdict on behalf of his client who was sued as a result of a dog bite injury, which alleged that the particular canine exhibited vicious propensities.  Despite the use by plaintiff’s counsel of large images … Continue reading

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Plaintiff sees writing on the wall and avoids questioning by John P. DePaolo

During early March 2011, John P. DePaolo tried a case against two other lawyers before Judge Dadd in Wyoming County.  After ten (10) days of proof, the plaintiff failed to appear when he was scheduled to be cross-examined by DePaolo.  … Continue reading

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John P. DePaolo proves his client was not at fault

John P. DePaolo went to trial during mid-March 2011 and obtained a no cause verdict on behalf of his client.  The plaintiff alleged that DePaolo’s client was negligent in making a left-hand turn at the intersection of Sheridan Drive and North Forest … Continue reading

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John P. DePaolo proves fault of plaintiff’s husband

John P. DePaolo’s client was sued by a female plaintiff snowmobile passenger.  DePaolo’s client was operating a snowmobile on the same trail, but in the opposite direction.  Plaintiff sustained a comminuted fracture of both the tibia and fibula of her … Continue reading

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Culmer v. Sacco

A jury “no caused” the 41-year-old former plumber on the serious injury issue after 20 minutes of deliberation in NYS State Supreme Court, Hon. Donna Siwek presiding. The plaintiff claimed that in July 2005, the defendant  sideswiped him in negligently … Continue reading

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Fadale v. Zimmerman

The jury returned a verdict of no negligence against the defendant after a two day summary jury trial on liability and damages before JHO Joseph Mintz. The plaintiff  claimed that on January 23, 2005, the defendant ‘T-boned’ his vehicle trying … Continue reading

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Jury Did Not Like Coffee Being Served

George Collins, Esq., successfully obtained a defense verdict before a Niagara County jury. The case involved two separate motor vehicle accident lawsuits which happened in February 2002 and April 2003. In the February 2002 accident, Mr. Collins’ 71-year-old client slowly … Continue reading

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Defense Verdict in a Severe Rear-End

Attorney Paul Hammond successfully defended a motor vehicle accident claim where the plaintiff’s car was propelled almost 100 feet down the road after being rear-ended by the defendant. At trial, the plaintiff claimed that she ruptured two discs in her … Continue reading

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Jury Returns Defense Verdict, Even Though the Accident Made the Plaintiff’s Lower Back Problems Worse

On April 9, 2002, a plaintiff with pre-existing lower back problems was rear-ended by the defendant during rush hour traffic. She claimed that the accident made her pre-existing lower back problems worse. Those claims were supported by her pain management … Continue reading

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