Medina County Courthouse

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Jury Finds for Barberton Man in Civil Trial

Yesterday (April 7, 2010) afternoon a jury in Judge Kimbler's courtroom returned a $5,000.00 verdict for David J. Harrison of Barberton in a personal injury trial. Mr. Harrison was injured when his car was struck from behind by Scott R. Roth of Brunswick. The collision took place on April 19, 2007 in Brunswick at the intersection of Center and South Carpenter Roads. Mr. Roth admitted that he was negligent, but disputed the amount of damages claimed by Mr. Harrison.

Before trial, Mr. Harrison had offered to settle the lawsuit for $7,000.00 and Mr. Roth's insurance carrier had offered $2,000.00. The jury trial was the shortest jury trial that Judge Kimbler has tried as a common pleas court judge. It started at 9:00 am and the jury returned its verdict at approximately 2:45 pm.

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