Senior Partner Matthew Mang recently served as lead trial counsel for a longstanding Jefferson Parish bakery, in a “trip and fall” premises liability action entitled Heneghan v. Joe Gambino’s Bakers and Caterers, Inc., #2, et al, 24th JDC No. 783-678. The case went to trial before a 12-person jury on October 26, 2021. At trial, the plaintiff argued that the bakery was liable for creating an unreasonably dangerous condition at the entryway of the store, which caused her to fall and suffer an ankle fracture requiring multiple surgeries. Mr. Mang argued to the jury that the entryway presented no danger, given the lack of “notice” of a prior accident/claims history and the “open and obvious” nature of the alleged condition, and, that the plaintiff’s fall was caused by her failure to pay attention. The plaintiff asked the jury for over $300,000 in damages. After deliberating for only 15 minutes, the jury, unanimously, determined that the entryway was not unreasonably dangerous, and that the bakery was not liable.