Silverman Thompson Successfully Wards Off Efforts to Overturn $4.85 Million Jury Verdict

Last year, Silverman Thompson attorneys Andrew G. Slutkin and Ethan S. Nochumowitz obtained a $4.85 million jury verdict in Federal Court against Overhead Door Corporation, the country's largest manufacturer and distributor of commercial and residential garage doors. In the case, the jury found, among other things, that Overhead Door negligently designed the packaging for its door components and failed to warn against dangerous conditions associated with certain uses of that packaging, and that those failures proximately caused the death of the Firm's client. In a thirty-page Opinion issued today, the Federal Judge presiding over the case denied Overhead Door's requests - on twelve different grounds - either to throw out the jury's verdict or to order a new trial, paving the way for a tremendous recovery on behalf of the Firm's deserving client, who lost her forty-year-old husband and the father of the couple's then-four-month-old son.