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$1,007,000 verdict – woman injured while shopping in Costco from falling merchandise – toilet paper (Miami)

John Elliott Leighton was retained to represent a woman who was shopping at a big box (Costco) store.  When she attempted to move a package of toilet paper from the store’s shelf, the entire carton fell on her, knocking her down.  She suffered a severe leg fracture of her leg, requiring surgery and an external fixator for several months. A business owner, her injuries interfered in her work and lifestyle.  Costco denied responsibility and the case went to trial. Mr. Leighton tried the case in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court and obtained a verdict of $1,007,000Godur v. Costco, Case No. 00-33482 CA 02, 2001 WL 1783031.

Godur verdict report


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