August 2014

Engine Manufacturer Wins Complete Defense Verdict Following Seven-Day Jury Trial

United States - Wisconsin

An engine manufacturer and two of its executives obtained summary judgment, a dismissal for insufficiency of evidence claims and a defense verdict following a seven-day trial on various state law claims brought by a former employee, including defamation, invasion of privacy, negligence, consipracy, intentional infliction of emotional distress and tortious interference with a contract. 

Of the 21 claims, FaegreBD eliminated three on summary judgment and a fourth on a motion for reconsideration. After the first four days of trial in Madison, Wisconsin, FaegreBD eliminated nine more claims on a motion to dismiss for insufficiency of evidence. Following three more days of trial and three hours of deliberation, the jury returned a complete defense verdict on the remaining eight claims.  

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