Hartford Partner Robert Cassot and Associate Cara Joyce obtained a defense verdict after a one week trial. The case involved an alleged assault and battery. The plaintiff alleged that he sustained a severe shoulder injury when our client approached him from behind and punched him causing him to fall into a wall and onto a table. Robert and Cara chose a strategy that severely undermined the plaintiff’s credibility and provided an alternative explanation for the shoulder injury. After two hours of deliberation, the jury returned a defense verdict.