NYC: court tosses track totterer’s $2.3 million award

by Walter Olson on June 24, 2010

A New York appeals court has tossed a jury’s $2.3 million award to a man who fell onto the Union Square subway tracks and lost his leg. The court focused on the jury’s acceptance of what it said was speculative testimony from experts arguing that the train’s motorman should have stopped faster. The victim “said he was too drunk to remember how he ended up on the tracks or anything about the accident.” [AP/WINS, New York Post, Dibble v. NYCTA, earlier, and compare $6 million track totterer award last year] More: John Hochfelder.

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1 nevins 06.27.10 at 11:16 pm

and the irony is that he works as a loss control specialist for an insurance company.

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