Got a call over the weekend from Charmane Jackson, who lost her legal fight against golf manufacturing giant U.S. Kids Friday in Sherman.
After a week of testimony the jury deliberated only 90 minutes before failing to find U.S. Kids responsible for the death of 12-year-old Chandler Jackson.
Asked if the jury found U.S. Kids responsible for the breakage of the club, the foreman read "No."
Asked if the jury found U.S. Kids responsible for Chandler's death, the foreman read "No."
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Asked if the jury found Chander Jackson's actions responsible, the foreman read "Yes."
Said a devastated Charmane, "We're in shock."
So sketchy was the company about its case that U.S. Kids offered to settle before the trial. But in the end - with no witnesses as to what really happened that day in a Kentucky ditch - the jury decided not to blame a company for what it's deemed an individual freak accident.
Guess not all admirable sojourns have Hollywood endings.