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Tag Archives: Premises Liability

Student hurt when column at state school fell on her – $1.6 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a student at a Virginia public university, tied her hammock to two concrete columns in an open, public area on campus. One of the 800 pound columns fell on her, crushing her abdomen and pelvis. Two people were injured ...

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4th Cir.: Homestead had no notice of ice near walkway fountain (access required)

A guest at the Omni Homestead did not demonstrate that the hotel had either actual notice of ice she slipped on or constructive notice, based on the hazardous condition allegedly caused by operating the outdoor fountain in sub-freezing conditions. Background ...

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Man stepped on unsecured water meter cover – $205,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff stepped on an unsecured water meter cover. Her foot fell through resulting in surgery to re-attach the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th metatarsal bones that had separated from the tarsal bones. Fairfax Water initially denied the claim, stating lack ...

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Man attacked by heifer, thrown 30 feet into air – $1.2M Settlement (access required)

Client, a 60-year-old licensed plumber, arrived at defendant’s farm to estimate the cost of installing water lines for cattle. When he arrived, the farmer was extracting a dead calf from a first-calf heifer with a rope attached to a farm ...

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WDVA: Plaintiff couldn’t prove notice of hazard (access required)

Defendant Wal-Mart Stores seeks summary judgment in this slip-and-fall case. Virginia law applies. The only evidence in the record is the deposition testimony of Plaintiff Mary Diggs and her companion at Wal-Mart on the day in question. The facts drawn ...

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Man fell forward on stairs, flower pots blocked railing – $1,250,000 Settlement (access required)

On Nov. 3, 2015, the plaintiff, 59, was picked up by his octo­genarian father out­side of his apartment building. Because of the plaintiff’s co-mor­bidities, including a prior stroke, toe amputation, and pancreas and kidney transplants, he did not drive. The ...

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Girl’s claim against health club for injury in tractor tire fails – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 6-year-old girl, sued a national health club facility for injuries alleged­ly suffered after she fell from a tractor tire maintained on the fa­cility’s turf field. During early eve­ning hours while wait­ing for a swim lesson, plaintiff, her younger ...

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Elderly woman suffered TBI after trip on steep ramp – $600,000 Settlement (access required)

An elderly woman exited a commercial facility in Hampton Roads and lost her balance on an entrance-way ramp. The 83-year-old plaintiff, who already walked with a cane for support, was unable to balance herself when the ramp caused her to ...

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