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Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Robert M. Burke and Michael J. Linneman, secured a defense verdict in favor of their client, Target Corporation.  In this premises liability case, the 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.  Plaintiff 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 Corporation 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.  The company also denied that the fall aggravated plaintiff’s degenerative arthritis. The jury returned a verdict in favor of Target Corporation and against plaintiff.