Stakely Obtains Directed Verdict

Charlie Stakely successfully defended a hospital in Mobile, Alabama in a premises liability action.  The plaintiff claimed that he fell and suffered injuries due to a defect on the premises.  At trial, Stakely moved for a directed verdict at the close of plaintiff’s case-in-chief, arguing that the plaintiff had not proven the existence of a defect.  The trial judge agreed and found in favor of the hospital.