Woman awarded $775K after tripping at Nev. casino

Woman awarded $775,000 after tripping on speed bump at Harrah's casino in Nevada

Associated Press

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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Information from: Las Vegas Sun, http://www.lasvegassun.com

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