Monday, November 12, 2007

Woman gets $1 million for hurting ankle in parking lot pothole

A jury has awarded a woman more than $1 million, more than five years after she fell and injured her ankle in a parking lot pothole.

Gena Allison sued the owners of the coin-operated laundry after she fell. She had been seeking $4 million. Allison's attorney told jurors the laundry's owner was negligent because he ignored the poor condition of the pothole-filled parking lot.

The laundry owner's lawyers argued Allison was exaggerating the extent of her injury to get more money. » Article here

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