Shareholder Glenn E. Ireland and Associate Angel A. Darmer recently obtained a defense verdict for a regional fast food chain in a jury trial held in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama. Plaintiff’s Complaint alleged claims of Assault and Battery, Negligent Supervision, and the Tort of Outrage against the fast food chain. After trying the case before a jury, Glenn and Angel successfully obtained dismissal of Plaintiff’s Negligent Supervision and Outrage claims under a Rule 50 Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law. Plaintiff’s Assault and Battery claims were submitted to the jury, which returned a defense verdict in favor of the client. Post-trial, Glenn and Angel successfully moved for a Rule 54 Order taxing costs against Plaintiff on behalf of their client, as the prevailing party. At this time, they are moving forward with collection efforts of litigation expenses pursuant to the award of costs in favor of their client.