The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a jury verdict of $5.67 million in a case in Hawaii against Grelyn of Maui, LLC. The Defendant was doing business as McDonald’s Dairy Road. The Plaintiff in the case was severely injured when she fell in the eating establishment.
The appeals court said the district court neither erred in providing, nor in formulating, the “mode of operation” premises liability instruction to the jury. Hawaii premises liability law permits the instruction in cases such as this one, where a proprietor’s self-service food operation involves a reasonably foreseeable risk of remnant food and grease buildup on floors.
This is the largest verdict ever in Hawaii and the appeals court refused to reduce the amount of the award. Mike Cruise, a lawyer with Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, located in Honolulu, represented the Plaintiff and he did a very good job in this case.
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