Pistol Scare Verdict

Baker v. Dozier, Multnomah County Case No. 16CV05410

Plaintiff Baker and Defendant Dozier worked together in a shop that manufactures brake systems. Baker alleged that while they were at work, Dozier pointed a pistol and fired it at him.  Unbeknownst to Baker, the pistol was loaded with a blank round. Baker claimed that Dozier had a history with firearms and, as a convicted felon, should not have been in possession of one.  Baker alleged that the incident caused him emotional distress for which he sought $1,000 in economic damages and $100,000 in non-economic damages.

Defendant Dozier claimed that the pistol was a toy cap gun and not a real firearm.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Daniel Lorenz

Defense Counsel – Michael J. Morris

Verdict – $31,000.00

Date – February 7, 2016

February 21, 2017

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