Jury Awards Fla. Man Nearly $5M In Ladder Defect Suit

Law360, New York (July 3, 2017, 9:03 PM EDT) -- A federal jury in Florida has sided with a man who injured himself after falling from an allegedly defective ladder, awarding more than $4.7 million in damages in his suit against Tricam Industries and Home Depot, which respectively manufacturered and sold the Husky brand ladder.

Jurors returned verdicts Thursday against Minnesota-based Tricam Industries Inc. and Georgia-based Home Depot USA Inc. on counts of strict liability and negligence brought by plaintiff Moises Ore. They returned their findings on damages Friday to complete the five-day trial in Miami.

The damages award broke down as $517,000 for past loss of earnings and nearly $200,800...

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