Directed Verdict Received on Behalf of our Client in Injury Case
Bill Lindsay: We received a directed verdict on behalf of our client United Parcel Service in a case where the plaintiff, a UPS package car driver, was injured at a residence where he was delivering a package. He sued the City of Des Plaines for negligent design, construction, and maintenance of the curb and sidewalk adjoining the residence, and the city impleaded UPS, alleging that UPS failed to provide proper training to the plaintiff. We moved for a directed verdict at the close of all the evidence, on the basis that as a matter of law, any training or lack thereof was not the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s injury. The court granted our motion. San Girardi v. City of Des Plaines, Circuit Court of Cook County.