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Tort/Negligence – Runner’s Fall – Storm Drain – Shortcut – Contributory Negligence (access required)

Even though a pedestrian crosswalk path would have taken plaintiff to the passenger-side door of her husband’s car, plaintiff took a shortcut across a grass median and – distracted by looking at her children and husband – did not see a storm drain whose metal grate had been removed. Plaintiff’s injuries from the fall were ...

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