CHARLESTON – A Kanawha Circuit Court judge has entered a final judgment in a lawsuit against Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority after a two-day trial.

Circuit Judge James C. Stucky entered the final judgment after a trial occurred on Feb. 22 and 23.

The jury found that the defendant was not negligent, according to the March 2 final judgment order.

The court, based on the jury’s verdict and the unanimous finding in favor of the defendant on all claims, orders that Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority was not negligent on March 8, 2013, in regard to the fall of Brent Brewer at its South Park Village Apartments and that final judgment in favor of the defendant be entered.

“We were pleased with the jury’s decision,” said Duane J. Ruggier II, one of the defendant’s attorneys.

Brewer filed a lawsuit Dec. 1, 2014, in Kanawha Circuit Court, citing negligence.

Brewer was visiting a resident of the defendant's apartments on South Park Road on March 8, 2013, when he fell due to the defendant's negligent maintenance of the premises and sustained injuries, according to the suit.

He was seeking compensatory damages. Brewer was represented by G. Patrick Jacobs of Jacob Law Office.

The defendant was also represented by Jacob D. Layne of Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe PLLC.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 14-C-2101

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