Freeman Obtains Defense Verdict in Jury Trial in Lowndes County

Plaintiff sued a heavy equipment dealer and a service technician claiming faulty service and maintenance on Plaintiff’s excavating equipment used in its mining and dredging operations. Plaintiff claimed that the Defendants caused or allowed debris or other contaminants to enter the hydraulic system, damaging the hydraulic pump which ultimately rendered the large machine useless.

Defendants denied any wrongdoing and noted that any and all modifications, service, and maintenance provided by the equipment dealer and its service technicians was consistently performed in a professional and competent manner.

Plaintiff’s claims of negligence and wantonness were submitted to the jury.  After nearly a week long trial, the jury found in favor of Defendants on all counts.