Jury picked for Wis. parking garage failure trial
- Associated Press
- October 15, 2013 - 5:55 PM
MILWAUKEE — A jury has been selected for a trial to determine who was at fault when part of a parking garage gave way and killed a teenager in Milwaukee.
Fifteen jurors, including three alternates, were chosen to hear the lawsuit in Milwaukee County.
The Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/GWZ8XF ) reports 40 of 70 potential jurors were struck for causes like bias, medical problems or financial hardship.
Families of the 15-year-old who died, Jared Kellner, and two others who were injured in the 2010 accident are suing the firm that installed the panel and Milwaukee County, the owners of the structure.
The county says Advance Cast Stone used a faulty method for attaching the panel that fell.
Opening statements are expected to begin Wednesday. The trial is expected to last at least five weeks.
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