Grace Noe obtains defense award in mandatory arbitration

Following a mandatory arbitration on April 4, 2016, Grace Noe obtained a defense award on behalf of her client, a defendant involved in a motor vehicle collision. During the arbitration, she presented evidence minimizing the severity of plaintiff’s injuries as well as evidence of plaintiff’s own negligence, which contributed to the accident at issue. After hearing testimony from all parties and reviewing evidence relating to plaintiff’s damages, the panel awarded only $8,000 to plaintiff, which was an amount significantly less than plaintiff requested from the panel.