Lassiter v. English
Nancy Walker defended Ms. English in a jury trial involving a motor vehicle accident. The jury ruled in Ms. English’s favor, but the trial judge granted judgment in favor of the plaintiff, notwithstanding the jury’s verdict. On appeal, Walker successfully argued that the evidence established that plaintiff’s injury could have been caused by his pre-existing arthritis or from an earlier car accident and not from her client’s negligence. The Court of Appeals agreed and reinstated the jury’s verdict in favor of Ms. English.