DMV Obtains Rare JNOV After Trial
On November 18, 2019, DMV Partners, Francis J. Deasey and Matthew J. Junk obtained a rare JNOV (judgment notwithstanding the verdict) in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The JNOV was obtained after a nearly two-week jury trial centering on allegations that the firm’s client, a company operating a group home facility in Berks County, Pennsylvania, failed to prevent the suicide of a 16-year-old resident. Extinguishing a $2.9 million award for the plaintiff, Mr. Deasey and Mr. Junk successfully argued to the trial court that based on the trial evidence the plaintiff had failed to establish a cause of action against the defendant.