March 9, 2011
305-670-1101 Ext. 123
ST. THOMAS – Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. (QPWB) attorney Ryan C. Meade of Miami, Florida, recently scored a victory on behalf of the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Resort in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The win was achieved in one of the very first personal injury cases tried on behalf of Marriott in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a jurisdiction with a reputation for extremely generous jury verdicts.
The plaintiffs, James and Melissa Johnson, who had been guests at Frenchman’s Reef, brought negligence and loss of consortium claims in the U.S. District Court in St. Thomas, as a result of Mr. Johnson’s September 15, 2007, slip and fall in a restroom located in the Resort’s spa.
The nine member jury reached its unanimous defense verdict in less than 30 minutes.
With the defense verdict, the court ordered that the plaintiffs were liable to Marriott for costs in the amount of $9,000.
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. is a full-service business law firm with more than 125 attorneys collaborating across major practice areas in eight offices located throughout Florida including Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Ft. Myers, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tallahassee; and two offices in Kentucky located in Louisville and Lexington.QPWB provides comprehensive legal services to individuals and organizations of all sizes throughout the U.S. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.