Quinn Bennett wins difficult summary judgment based on lack of causation
Quinn Bennett recently obtained a rare summary judgment in federal court based on lack of causation. The plaintiff claimed that an accident caused serious ongoing neck, back, and leg issues. Quinn was able to show that the plaintiff had a long history of neck, back, and leg pain and treatment related to another accident in the 1990s. He also elicited favorable testimony from the plaintiff’s treating physicians showing the injuries were preexisting and could not have been caused by this accident. While the court noted the burden for summary judgment on causation was very difficult to meet, it agreed that Quinn satisfied it and granted the motion. The case has been closed.