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Best Buy hit with $5.225M Verdict

A Newport News jury has awarded $5,225,000 to a man who was injured after a retailer’s forklift ran over his foot.

On July 22, 2006, Michael Chavis was at a Best Buy store in Newport News looking at a television on display. Nearby, a store employee had left a battery-powered forklift switched on. Another store employee was attempting to help another customer and made contact with the automatic reversing button of the forklift. This caused the forklift to move forward over Chavis’ left foot.

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- Sarah Rodriguez

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