Pa. Panel Won't Reinstate $2.9M Award Over Teen's Death

By Matt Fair (March 29, 2021, 6:11 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court agreed on Friday that there was insufficient evidence to support a jury's nearly $3 million verdict against a residential care facility accused of failing to take proper precautions that could have stopped a teenage girl from escaping and being killed by a train.

Siding with a Philadelphia County judge who axed the jury's award in November 2019, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled on Friday that the estate of Carley Long had failed to show that the teen had been improperly supervised on the night she escaped from Bethany Children's Home in Berks County.

Instead, the three-judge panel...

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