Just Verdicts Podcast with Brendan Lupetin
Episode 23
June 23, 2024

“Off-Code” Strategy Nets $1.3 Million Non-Economic Verdict in Slip-and-Fall Case with Scott Perlmuter

Episode Summary

Slip-and-fall cases benefit from being “off code”–dialing down aggression and slowing things down. Especially when there’s no clear evidence of a premises violation, building credibility (yours and your client’s) is the best way to proceed.

In this episode of Just Verdicts, host Brendan Lupetin is joined by slip-and-fall attorney Scott Perlmuter of Tittle & Perlmuter to break down how Scott (and trial attorney Katie Harris) recently won a $1.3 million all non-economic damages verdict on a slip-and-fall premises liability case–despite no evidence of a clear violation.

Tune in as Brendan and Scott discuss the importance of being “off code” in this case, how focus groups helped Scott and Katie figure out the best way to frame evidence, and when not to present plaintiff medical bills.

Episode Preview

  • Getting to know Scott Perlmuter
  • Building a case based on cumulative evidence in slip-and-fall
  • Polarizing the case–and coming up with the tiebreaker
  • How to handle a missing surveillance video in a slip-and-fall case
  • Discovery of a franchisee and using evidence at trial


Brendan Lupetin

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Scott Perlmuter

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