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Jury awards $3.5 million to man injured by NYC subway

A Manhattan jury awarded a 25-year-old man $3,594,943 for serious injuries he received when he was struck by a New York subway train. The verdict came on February 9 and was announced on Tuesday. The case raises interesting issues of negligence and liability because of the man’s intoxicated state at the time of the incident and the train operator’s failure to take the mandatory course of action in the circumstance. The incident occurred just before 2 a.m. at the 14th and Union Square subway station when the victim fell onto the subway tracks. He could not clear the tracks before ... Read More