The Defense Rests In KDND 'Wii' Trial
October 8, 2009 at 4:18 AM (PT)
The defense wrapped up its side in the "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" wrongful death trial between ENTERCOM/SACRAMENTO and the family of JENNIFER STRANGE, who died after participating in the contest. THE SACRAMENTO BEE reports ENTERCOM attorney DONALD W. CARLSON could not explain to reporters his defense strategy in the lawsuit due to a gag order he had filed -- and was imposed by the court.
"Perhaps the corporation believes they've got enough distance from the contest and that the jury might conclude they don't have any responsibility, but that seems a high-risk strategy to me," said former UC DAVIS SCHOOL OF LAW Dean REX R. PERSCHBACHER to THE BEE. "Maybe there's nothing more for them to say."
The plaintiffs' lawyer, ROGER A. DREYER, had concluded his case earlier this week by calling STRANGE's two young children as witnesses.
DREYER and CARLSON will each get a chance to address ENTERCOM's liability as well as damages when they argue their cases to the jury next TUESDAY.