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Rug's Condition At Time Of Fall Provided 'Notice' (access required)

A woman who tripped and fell on a "stiffened and curled" rug in a motel lobby can keep her $65,000 jury award, a Fauquier County circuit judge has ruled. As in many trip-and-fall cases, the issue was whether the defendant motel had notice of the hazard. The jury could conclude, "based on the condition of the carpet ...