Woman awarded $775K after tripping at Nev. casino

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Posted on July 26, 2013 at 3:23 PM

LAS VEGAS (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."
 

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