Shane Vogt Receives Defense Verdict in Sarasota County

Shane Vogt obtained a jury verdict finding no liability for his client, Frank Menke, III, on October 6, 2015, after a 2-day jury trial in a business case in Sarasota County, Florida.

Unfortunately, a Default on claims for fraud and negligent misrepresentation was entered against Mr. Menke while he was pro se in the case. After Shane was retained, the Court required the parties to set a trial to establish damages. At trial, the Plaintiff sought to recover over $995,000. Shane successfully argued that Mr. Menke was not the cause of any of the alleged damages suffered by Plaintiff. After only an hour of deliberations, the jury returned a defense verdict finding Mr. Menke did not cause any of the Plaintiff’s damages. Mr. Menke also recovered $35,000 of his fees and costs from the Plaintiff.

Because each case is different, future clients may not obtain the same or similar results.