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New Jersey Man Accused of Faking Fall for Insurance Pleads Not Guilty

A New Jersey man accused of faking a slip and fall at a business to get insurance money has pleaded not guilty. Alexander Goldinsky entered his plea Thursday during a brief court hearing. Prosecutors say the 57-year-old Randolph man was …

Illinois FedEx Worker Died of Fall, Not Cold, Autopsy Shows

An autopsy found that a FedEx worker found dead outside in western Illinois amid record low temperatures died of a traumatic head injury. Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson says 69-year-old William L. Murphy’s death was due to a fall. …

Kansas School District to Settle with Student Who Broke Leg in Slip and Fall

The Wichita, Kansas, school district plans to pay up to $25,000 to settle a lawsuit with a student who fell on a wet floor at a middle school on a rainy day and broke his leg. The Wichita Eagle reports …

Former Mayor of San Diego Files Suit over Wife’s Ruptured Implants

Former San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock is suing the city, claiming a sidewalk fall ruptured his wife’s breast implants. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Hedgecock and his wife contend the city was careless and negligent for failing to repair sidewalk …

Oklahoma High Court Validates Workers’ Comp Icy Sidewalk ‘Slip and Fall’ Claim

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has reversed the decision of an Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission administrative law judge (ALJ) and ruled that a workers’ comp claim for a slip and fall on an icy sidewalk next to an employer’s parking lot …

Michigan Bill Takes Aim at ‘Bad Sidewalk’ Suits Against Cities

Legislation advancing in Michigan’s Legislature is aimed at further shielding municipalities from lawsuits filed by people who trip and fall on sidewalks. The legislation, approved 55-51 by the House last week, lets cities defend themselves by saying a sidewalk defect …

Guilty Plea in $2M Slip-and-Fall Scam at Houston Home D├ęcor Store

An ex-worker at a Houston home decor store has pleaded guilty in a $2 million insurance scam in which customers intentionally fell and then filed claims. Sandra Johnson of Katy faces up to 20 years in prison. Prosecutors announced the …

Stamford, Conn., Tries to Shift Liablity in Slip-and-Fall Suits

The city of Stamford, Connecticut, is trying to shift legal liability in slip-and-fall lawsuits to private property owners. The Stamford Advocate reports that Mayor David Martin has submitted legislation to put legal responsibility for snow-related injury claims onto property owners. …

Conn. Court: Enfield Homeowner Not Liable in Icy Sidewalk ‘Slip and Fall’ Case

Connecticut’s Supreme Court ruled Monday that property owners can’t be sued for injuries suffered when someone slips on an icy sidewalk in front of their home or business, unless their town has a specific law making them liable. The ruling …

Jury Awards Texas Woman $1.2M for Fall at Iowa Hotel

A Texas woman has been awarded more than $1 million for a fall on ice outside a Bettendorf, Iowa, hotel that shattered her right ankle and left her with limp. A Scott County jury awarded 54-year-old Brenda Alcala of Dallas …