San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 29, 2011
After 2 and 1/2 weeks of trial, a San Diego Superior Court jury today returned a verdict against Starbucks for a total of $7.5 million in the case of Zaccaglin v. Starbucks. According to court documents the case arose out of a slip and fall which took place in a Vista Starbucks in 2008. Court documents indicate that Starbucks Coffee Co was negligent in the use or maintenance of its property, in an incident which took place in a Vista Starbucks in 2008. A Starbucks store manager mopped an area of tile floor in the Starbucks store. Anthony Zaccaglin slipped and hit his head while walking from the cashier to the pick-up counter. Mr. Zaccaglin developed complications from his head injury and has not been able to return to work as a chiropractor. The verdict is intended to compensate the man and his family for lost income, medical expenses, and the loss of enjoyment of life - $6,456,230.50 to Zaccaglin and $1 million to his wife Lisa for loss of consortium.
The Zaccaglin family was represented at trial by San Diego-based The Gomez Law Firm. Lead trial attorney John Gomez states, "For a national chain, Starbuck's safety policies were shockingly inadequate and inconsistently applied. The family hopes that today's verdict will cause Starbucks to take safety as seriously as it does sales."
Case name: Zaccaglin v. Starbucks
Case Number 37-2009-00084460
San Diego Superior Court , Vista Division, the Honorable Timothy Casserly presiding
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John Gomez, The Gomez Law Firm