Defense Closing Statement - Your Honor Members of the Jury choices have consequences The plaintiff has attempted to blame Spartan Academy and Terry

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Your Honor, Members of the Jury, choices have consequences. The plaintiff has attempted to blame Spartan Academy and Terry Swift for this unfortunate incident, but their blame is simply an attempt to ignore the truth and avoid the reality of Jordan’s personal responsibility. Jordan Simon’s death was the result of his own choices. He knew the consequences of EPO, but he decided to abuse these drugs regardless. In this case, the burden of proof rests upon the Plaintiff. They needed to prove that Terry Swift and Spartan Academy both breached a duty of care and caused Jordan’s death. They proved neither. However, even if you believe they did that much, it is not enough. Jordan Simon and Kelly Simon hold far more liability in this case than Terry Swift and Spartan Academy ever could. Even the plaintiff’s own witnesses provide evidence against their argument. Morgan Pearce tried to imply that Mr. Swift encouraged drug use, the facts that he spoke to showed the opposite. He admitted that Mr. Swift did everything he
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