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‘Howl-O-Scream’ Park Injury Prompts Suit (access required)

A woman who alleges injury from stepping off an “unprotected and invisible drop” at Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream event cannot have her premises liability suit remanded to state court; although defendant park says plaintiff has fraudulently joined a defendant “John Doe” ...

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Grandmother tripped and fell through dressing room curtain – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 72-year-old grandmother, was in a clothing store in Potomac Mills Malls helping her granddaughter try on dresses for homecoming. The defendant operated a temporary dress shop in the mall, and upon leasing the property, had to construct dressing ...

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Lift gate malfunction caused deliveryman to fall down shaft – $2,990,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was injured while delivering packages to an office building when he was attempting to use a material lift. The material lift gate allegedly malfunctioned, causing him to fall 13 feet down a shaft. Liability was contested. Contributory negligence was ...

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Apartment tenant’s guest suffered head injuries in fall from balcony – $900,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, an apartment tenant’s invitee, walked through the tenant’s apartment onto the balcony. Plaintiff leaned against the balcony railing, which allegedly collapsed, causing the plaintiff to fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries. The tenants were essentially judgment-proof, and ...

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Apartment complex guest attacked by tenant’s pit bull – Confidential Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was walking a friend’s old dog in an apartment complex, when she and the dog were attacked by a pit bull owned by the defendant, another tenant. Plaintiff’s first attorneys filed suit against the individual tenant and then withdrew ...

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