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Not-to-Be-Missed Verdicts & Settlements
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Visitor Who Claimed Building's Managers Ignored Entryway's Hazard Obtains $1 Million Jury Award
A New York jury has awarded a slip&#$5;and-fall plaintiff $1,044,000.

Facts & Allegations
Roberta Rappaport, a hospital administrator, alleged that she fell while she was descending the exterior entryway stairs of a mixed-use building that located on Third Avenue in Manhattan. She said that she injured her elbow and wrist. 
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Jury Finds Defendant's Negligence, if Any, Did Not Proximately Cause Accident in Which She Rear-Ended Plaintiff
A Texas jury has found that the negligence of a defendant, if any, had not proximately caused an auto accident in which the plaintiff had been rear-ended.

Facts & Allegations
Hong-Phuc Nguyen was driving a car in Arlington, Texas, when a large truck exited a parking lot in front of her and she stopped. Courtney Ashmon, who was behind Ms. Nguyen, rear-ended her. It had been raining, and the road was wet. 
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Jury Awards $538,845.43 to 70-Year-Old Woman Who Claimed that Injuries from Auto Wreck Led to Her Early Retirement
A Texas jury has awarded $538,845.43 to a 70-year-old woman who claimed that she was injured in an automobile accident and could no longer work.

Facts & Allegations
Mary Jo Gaustad, a 70-year-old woman who was a continuing education instructor for mortgage banking, asserted that she was stopped in traffic on a Texas road when James Connor Ramsey rear-ended her. Ms. Gaustad asserted that the impact pushed her vehicle into the back of a pickup truck. 
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Defendants Found Not Liable for Motorcyclist's Injuries
A civil jury on Long Island, New York, has ruled that the defendants were not liable for a motorcyclist's accident.

Facts & Allegations
Leonard Colson Jr., a nonprofit organization's assistant manager, alleged that he fell off his motorcycle, injuring his shoulder, while trying to avoid an oncoming sport utility vehicle that was being driven by Gina DiMauro. Mr. Colson sued Ms. DiMauro and the vehicle's owner, Michele's of Bohemia Inc., alleging that Ms. DiMauro had been negligent in the operation of her vehicle and that Michele's of Bohemia was vicariously liable for her actions. 
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