Fort Lauderdale Attorney Scores Defense Win For Man Whose Bumper Caused Fatality

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Samuel Tyler Hill
Samuel Tyler Hill

Case: Richard Mercede, for estate of Janet A. Mercede, and Chelsea Mercede v. Erik Boyer and Rita Alvarez Boyer

Case no: CACE07-012416

Description: Negligence

Filing date: May 31, 2007

Trial dates: Oct. 15-22, 2013

Judge: Broward Circuit Judge William W. Haury Jr.

Plaintiff attorneys: Walter "Skip" Campbell and Blake Dolman, Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock Liberman, Fort Lauderdale

Defense attorney: Samuel T. Hill, Hill & Lemongello, Fort Lauderdale

Jury verdict: For the defense

Details: In June 2006, Janet Mercede, 52, was returning to her Boca Raton home from a trip to Florida State University with her 16-year-old daughter, Chelsea. She was on Interstate 10 in Madison County east of Tallahassee when she encountered a plastic rear bumper cover in her lane.

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