Marks Gray, P.A. obtained a defense verdict while defending a Northeast Florida restaurant. This was a food poisoning case in which plaintiff, a 21 year old man with a prior kidney transplant, alleged that he had severe gastrointestinal illness approximately three hours after eating contaminated food.  Plaintiff alleged that as a result of food poisoning, he was unable to retain his kidney anti-rejection medication and suffered loss of his transplanted kidney.  Marks Gray attorneys, Gerald “Jerry” W. Weedon and Michael B. Bittner, defended the case on the grounds there was no evidence the food was contaminated, no evidence plaintiff in fact suffered from food poisoning, and no evidence of any causal relationship between the alleged negligence and plaintiff’s kidney loss.  Following a five day trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of Marks Gray’s client.

Jerry Weedon is a Shareholder and President of Marks Gray. Jerry Weedon’s practice is focused on litigation and business law including all aspects of insurance, automobile and trucking liability, business torts, premises liability, real estate, foreclosure and banking law, products liability, contracts, corporation and estates and trusts. He is AV Preeminent® rated and board certified by the Florida Bar in both civil and business litigation.

Michael Bittner is a Shareholder with Marks Gray and the current President of the Jacksonville Area Defense Council. Mr. Bittner’s practice focuses primarily on litigation and business including all aspects of construction defect litigation, commercial litigation, real estate litigation, and business law. Mr. Bittner’s practice also includes civil trial defense in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, and products liability. Mr. Bittner represents corporate clients and individuals in a variety of disputes, including complex commercial litigation, business torts, foreclosure, landlord/tenant, restrictive covenants, contract actions, employment matters, and pre-judgment and post-judgment collections.