David Kleinberg receives his honor at the Daily Business Review’s Most Effective Lawyer Luncheon.
In June of 2011, David Kleinberg led the charge in a 6.5 week jury trial in Palm Beach County that resulted in a $35 Million Dollar Jury verdict. Two teenage girls (14 and 15 years old) drove a defective jet ski that resulted in brain injury and severe maiming of one girl and the other’s death.
On liability we were faced with the daunting task of facing the defense’s CSI-MIAMI team of original design engineers, reconstruction engineers, forensic specialists, human Factors experts, and Naval Architects assembled by Yamaha over twenty years of defending these cases, without a loss.
I was able to convince the jury that their experts were full of c**p, and our girl was telling the truth; my trial partner Robert Baker did a fantastic job exposing a twenty year history of actual notice of OTS problems, which Yamaha ignored in the face of both regulatory demands, and competitors’ changes. (- Excerpt from prior blog post).
Click here to read the entire post describing the Archer v. Yamaha personal watercraft trial.