Unanimous Defense Verdict, Harris/Smith/Pont du Jour v. MTA Bus Company

The firm secured another unanimous verdict in favor of its client MTA Bus Company on August 21, 2013 in the consolidated trial of Harris/Smith/Pont du Jour v. MTA Bus Company. In this action, three passengers on the client’s Q110 bus claimed that they sustained multiple spinal injuries when the bus struck codefendant’s automobile which was attempting to negotiate a right turn from the lane to the bus’ left. Each plaintiff insisted that the sudden stop and impact with the other vehicle were simultaneous. However, Partner John V. Wynne proved that the bus operator stopped abruptly in anticipation of the impending collision. Thus, codefendant collided with the client’s stopped bus. The matter was tried before Hon. Larry Love in Civil Court, Queens County. Total pretrial demand from plaintiffs’ counsel: $200,000/ total offer: $15,000. Index Nos: TS300570-12/TS300576-12/TS300584-12. Plaintiffs were represented by Pops & Associates, Brian Miller, Esq. and Jay H. Tanenbaum.