Listman vs OMC trial Verdict announced
This post is part of our coverage of the Listman v. OMC propeller injury trial
Robin Listman vs. Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC)
Second Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada, County of Washoe
Our coverage was obtained via a video feed supplied by Courtroom View Network (CVN). The images are also courtesy of CVN.
Bailiff received the verdict from the Jury, gave it to Judge Polaha, he read it, then gave it to the clerk to read.
The clerk read the verdict approximately 11:10 am Pacific Time Monday November 21, 2011.
Question 1 Did the Defendant design the product in question? Yes
If answer to Question Number One is yes, proceed to Question Number 2
Question 2 Was the product unreasonably dangerous i.e. it failed to perform in the manner reasonably to be expected in light of its nature and intended function and was more dangerous than would be contemplated by the ordinary user having the ordinary knowledge available in the community and accordingly defective? No
If you answer to Question Number 2 is no you verdict for defendant and you are not to proceed further except to sign and return this verdict.
The jury was polled. Six said the verdict was theirs as read, two said no, meaning vote was 6 to 2.
Judge Polaha thanked the jury for their service and adjourned.