In a case that slipped below the radar but was mentioned over on our companion site at www.legalbroadcastnetwork.com , Attorney David J. Dean brought home a massive victory over the NY Port Authority in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. This case languished for years and has been poorly reported and commented on in general, but after just one day of deliberations a jury returned a stunning verdict of clear negligence of the port authority. The damages segment of the trial will begin in the near future.
However what is so compelling about the verdict is the attorney who fought it to this point, Attorney David J. Dean. A very well written profile is available in the NY Times online edition and describes how he fought back from being a broken and defeated man in many regards, to get to this point in his career again. A great example of how people can bounce back from a variety of obstacles, many of them self inflicted.
The damages phase of the case should be intriguing as the mix of plaintiffs, some 400 of them, range from death cases to major corporations who were displaced due to the bombing. This is the ultimate premises liability case and we will be sure to follow it here for you.