Partners Larry Hart and Shireen Rogers defended a well-known sporting goods chain in a two week trial in Fresno Superior Court. The case involved a woman who claimed she had been hit by a box of golf clubs. She was claiming $1.4 million in damages. Mr. Hart and Ms. Rogers established that Plaintiff had extensive pre-existing spinal degeneration that was really the cause of her back pain. The defense expert was also able to show Plaintiff’s expert and treating physician over-inflated the cost of treatment, surgery and medication. Based thereon, the jury refused to award Plaintiff any damages, finding the store’s conduct was not a substantial factor in causing Plaintiff’s injuries.