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Award: $3,160,000.00 | Verdict-Plaintiff

Case Types: Negligent Maintenance, Fall from Heights

Case: Liam Blainey v. Metro-North Commuter Railroad a Subsidiary of the M.T.A., the M.T.A, The City  of New York and the NYCTA

Venue: Bronx Supreme

State: NY

Date: January 29, 2009

Expert: Carl Berkowitz (New York)

Summary: On Jan. 14, 2003, plaintiff Liam Blainey, 32, a police officer, was engaged in the normal course of his duties. At about 5 p.m., Blainey was summoned to the site of an alleged carjacking. Mr. Blainey attempted to climb a railroad right-of-way fence while in pursuit of the suspect. The fence collapsed and Mr. Blainey fell 40 feet to the railroad tracks below.

Source: Verdictsearch.com