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Woman awarded $775K after tripping at Nevada casino

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 06:49 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2013

LAS VEGAS >> A woman who tripped on a speed bump and injured her shoulder at a Nevada casino has been awarded $775,000.

The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the judgment against Harrah's casino in Laughlin, the Las Vegas Sun reported.

Alice Swanson has been seeking compensation since 2007, when she tripped and fell on the speed bump. The Yuma woman said she had been a loyal customer for 20 years at the casino an hour south of Las Vegas, just over the Nevada-Arizona border.

She said the bump was too high, and a jury agreed. Jurors decided the casino had failed to exercise reasonable care. They awarded Swanson $375,000 for past pain and suffering and $400,000 for future pain and suffering.

Harrah's appealed, saying the jury verdict should be overturned because of a lack of evidence.

In its decision Thursday, the high court stated, "The facts presented do not clearly show error or manifest injustice, which would require reversal of the verdict."

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HAJAA1 wrote:
Lol. What a joke.
on July 26,2013 | 02:54PM
Grimbold wrote:
A joke? A shame it is! A lot is wrong with this country our justice ideas and us if such verdicts are possible.
on July 26,2013 | 06:38PM
Usagi336 wrote:
Maybe if she was going a little slower, then the 'speed' bump wouldn't have been a problem. She's been going there for 20 years and never had a problem with the speed bump before? Crazy.
on July 27,2013 | 10:14AM
Lavakane wrote:
If the lady was watching where she was going she would have been OK. But it is always someone else’s fault. The greedy lawyer will collect most of the money anyway.
on July 26,2013 | 03:01PM
false wrote:
Litigation - the American way.
on July 26,2013 | 03:19PM
Kiyoshi2011 wrote:
How stupid.
on July 26,2013 | 03:23PM
patk wrote:
Greedy irresponsible people suck.
on July 26,2013 | 03:34PM
soundofreason wrote:
People who don't take responsibility for their own stupid actions suck.
on July 26,2013 | 07:32PM
MrMusubi wrote:
it's ironic that a vacations hawaii ad to spend the weekend in Lost Wages appears at the top of this page
on July 26,2013 | 03:49PM
steveoctober wrote:
It's called targeted advertising.
on July 26,2013 | 04:12PM
Skyler wrote:
Not if you get adbblock...
on July 26,2013 | 05:25PM
Anonymous wrote:
Jack pot.
on July 26,2013 | 06:20PM
SteveToo wrote:
Tripping over a speed bump? Should have thrown the case out of court as soon as it was filed.
on July 26,2013 | 09:40PM
sgsorensen wrote:
maybe she should have been walking ON THE SIDEWALK instead of the ROAD!! IT'S A ROAD!!!
on July 27,2013 | 06:57AM
yoboseo wrote:
These frivolous suits will continue as long as the judicial system condones it. Justice is blind and sometimes has no common sense.
on July 27,2013 | 10:32AM
primowarrior wrote:
She was maybe looking for a way to recover all the money she lost gambling at Harrah's.
on July 27,2013 | 12:40PM
Anonymous wrote:
Ding-ding-ding-ding-ding-ding ding-ding-ding-ding-ding-ding-ding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
on July 27,2013 | 01:25PM
localguy wrote:
Want to bet Harrah's planners installed an auto speed bump in an area where they knew people would walk, failed to paint or illuminate at night, the bump/build it to state/federal standards and now are paying the price. Happens all the time with businesses, failure to follow code. You see it in a business that blocks a fire code required exit to better control customers, places items in front of required safety signage/safety equipment, fails to maintain stairwells, etc. Following the code is simple. Sadly many businesses are managed by dysfunctional people only looking at $ signs. Not a problem. Whey they are caught and fined, they see $ signs going out their door.
on July 27,2013 | 05:58PM
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