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Olsieski v. Setzer

On Behalf of | Apr 3, 2012 | Results

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On March 30, Brian Powers finished a two and a half week trial in Sacramento Superior Court. The plaintiffs, two brothers who live together, asserted that Brian’s clients raised the elevation of their back yard by two feet thus allowing them to look over the common fence and invade the plaintiffs’ privacy. The plaintiffs also claimed that Brian’s clients had created a drainage problem by which water ran into the plaintiffs’ back yard. The plaintiffs had a surveyor and home inspector testify for them. In his closing argument Brian told the jury that the plaintiffs are the “neighbors from hell,” who had made ridiculous assertions they did not prove. The jury saw it that way and returned a unanimous verdict for the defendants after taking only 30 minutes to elect a foreperson and work through the extensive special verdict form.