David Gould And Charlie Popp End The Year With A Defense Verdict On Liability In The Bronx On A Trip And Fall Case
David Gould and Charlie Popp got a unanimous defense verdict on liability in the Supreme Court Bronx County before Judge Naita A. Semaj in the Julia Lopez v. Liljana Holding Corp. case, Index Number 24825-17. The plaintiff claimed to have injured her right ankle, right knee, left shoulder and back as a result of trip and fall on a defective sidewalk in front of Liljana Holding Corp.’s rental building located on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx on September 6, 2016. David and Charlie successfully argued to the jury that the plaintiff was not truthful regarding the time of day or the location of the accident. The plaintiff also testified that there were two witnesses who supposedly saw her trip and fall, one being her own daughter, and yet her attorney did not call either one of them to the stand to testify on her behalf. Moreover, she never told anyone at the emergency room regarding the manner in which she injured herself. The defense argued that it was possible she tripped and fell in her home.
The jury deliberated for 21 minutes and found in favor of the defendant.
The man standing in the middle is Paulin Lumaj, the owner of Liljana Holding Corp., and to his right is David Gould and to his left is Charlie Popp.