Fort Lauderdale Attorney Scores Defense Win For Man Whose Bumper Caused Fatality
Case: Richard Mercede, for estate of Janet A. Mercede, and Chelsea Mercede v. Erik Boyer and Rita Alvarez Boyer
Case no: CACE07-012416
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.