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Interesting Jury Verdict Regarding Premises Liability

A Sacramento jury recently awarded a woman $90,499 for lower back injuries after she slipped in a bathtub of the duplex that she rented.  The plaintiff claimed that she and her live-in partner sent letters to the property management company complaining about the bathtub not draining properly and being slippery.  She claimed they did not respond to her correspondence and did not address the issue.  She slipped in the tub injuring her back.  The defense claimed that her back injuries were due to her lifestyle and that medical treatment would not have been necessary if she had lost weight and modified her work environment.  The jury agreed with the plaintiff and awarded more than $90,000.

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