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Woman awarded $775K after tripping at Nev. casino


July 26. 2013 4:05PM
Associated Press

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(AP) 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 (http://bit.ly/14OfgEK).


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."


Associated Press


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