Court Awards 6.7M in Boston MA Stairwell Accident Premises Liability Death

Massachusetts Stair Slip and Fall Case

The Family of a Northeastern University was awarded 6.7 Million as a result of a Stairwell Accident Death in Boston. The 21 year old student fell down the stairs at the popular Bar and suffered a very serious head injury which lead to the student’s death. The Student’s family filed a Premises Liability Claim and Wrongful Death claim against the bar.
The jury in the trial determined that the bar was not negligent for the student’s fall but nevertheless the Judge ruled in favor of the decedent’s family.
The Boston Globe reported that the judge ruled that the bar violated Massachusetts Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices ACT 93A by non compliance with state building codes.
The  Mass. Personal Injury Decision was appealed to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court which has yet to issue a decision.
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2012/12/25/mass-bar-challenges-award-student-fall/XrAIVGoHBa0WsQYLm1tPmO/story.html
Massachusetts Bar Challenges $6.7 M award in Students fall
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