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Massachusetts Attorneys Obtains Defense Verdict for Garage Management Consultant

Litchfield Cavo LLP attorneys John J. Jarosak and Bethany P. Minich recently obtained a defense verdict in favor of their client, a garage management consultant, in a month-long trial in the Suffolk County (Boston) Superior Court. The plaintiff was beaten and sexually assaulted on May 1, 2009, in a parking garage which was part of a hotel/garage complex in Boston. The plaintiff was alleging serious physical and emotional/psychological injuries as a result of the sexual assault. She brought suit against the owner and management company for the hotel/garage complex as well as our client. The plaintiff obtained a jury verdict in her favor of $4 million against the co-defendants but the jury found no liability on the part of our client. With statutory pre-judgment interest, the verdict against the co-defendants exceeded $6.6 million.