Jury Finds in Favor of Child Actor and Three Time World Champion


Jury Finds in Favor of Child Actor and Three Time World Champion in Contentious Trial of a Defectively Designed Machine Manufactured by Life Fitness: Rewards $751,000.

Miami, Florida- November 16, 2010.A Miami-Dade County Jury rendered a verdict in the amount of $751,000.00 against Life Fitness, Inc., an Illinois Company and subsidiary of Brunswick Corporation as the result of what it found to be a defectively designed adjusting mechanism on its cable cross-over fitness trainer referred to as “The Dual Adjustable Pulley”.

Pinkert Law, product liability experts, were retained by the plaintiff and trial began on September 27, 2010 in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade County and concluded with the jury verdict on October 1, 2010. This case was brought about as the result of the collapse of the push pin position selector which collapsed on Mr. Cooper’s head while he was exercising at the Equinox Fitness Center in South Miami Beach, Florida in March of 2006. The collapse occurred while Mr. Cooper was doing the last of many repetitions of a particular exercise.

James Pinkert and Steven Pinkert, who is also an M.D., of the Pinkert Law Firm, prosecuted the case defeating Life Fitness and the K&L Gates legal team of defense attorneys when the jury rewarded the plaintiff $751,000. The jury deliberated for almost four hours after one week of testimony from fifteen witnesses, finding in favor of the plaintiff.

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