Case: Griffiths v. Del Prado Retail Center, LLC
Venue: Second District Court of Appeal
Mark D. Tinker of CSK’s Tampa office obtained an affirmance of a defense judgment in a retail wrongful death/negligent security case. An unknown assailant shot and killed the decedent while in the shopping plaza, and the estate appealed claiming that the trial court erred by changing the jury pool after the parties had already exercised challenges, and by allowing a juror familiar with news reports of the incident to remain. The defendant/appellee argued issues of abandonment, invited error, and trial court discretion in order to achieve the affirmance.