Lake Tahoe Co. Owes Leg Amputee $23M Over Boat Accident

Law360 (December 2, 2019, 4:41 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday ordered a Lake Tahoe watersport company to pay $23.2 million to a woman who lost her leg after it was caught in the propellers of a boat the company had rented to her and her co-workers.

U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez said in a 32-page order that Manisha Palla, once fearless and outgoing, has had to learn how to move through life anew, and has suffered both physical and emotional suffering as a result of LM Sports Inc.'s negligence.

"Among other things, Palla learned firsthand how driving and walking in the snow is different...

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