Casino Patron Awarded $1.4M For Elevator Shaft Fall

Law360, New York (March 6, 2013, 4:45 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal jury on Tuesday awarded $1.4 million to a woman who fell 30 feet down an elevator shaft at an Atlantic City casino, finding elevator manufacturer Schindler Elevator Corp. and casino operator Bally's Park Place liable for her injuries.

Delores Miller collided with the the hatch doors of a Claridge Casino Hotel elevator while driving a rented motorized scooter in June 2008, causing the doors to open and sending her and the vehicle tumbling to the bottom of the elevator shaft. The jury...
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