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Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Robert Burke, with the assistance of Attorney Mike Linneman, secured a defense verdict in a premises liability case in Federal Court before Judge Matthew Kennelly October 21 through October 23, 2013. Plaintiff alleged he had tripped over some red buckets in the aisle of a Target store, which he could not see because of the presence of another shopper, and argued that a nearby employee should have seen the buckets and picked them up. Plaintiff claimed to have injured his shoulder, hip and elbow.  Plaintiff asserted that his superior labrum (shoulder joint) and subscapularis tendon (rotator cuff) were torn. Target disputed the nature and extent of the injuries. Target and its expert denied there were tears in the rotator cuff or superior labrum, despite those tears having been noted on the radiology report, and denied that the fall aggravated Plaintiff’s degenerative arthritis. The jury returned a verdict in favor of Target Corporation and against Plaintiff.