Pa. Appeals Court Clears Target In Beanbag Injury Suit

Law360, Philadelphia (April 1, 2013, 3:26 PM EDT) -- A divided Pennsylvania Superior Court panel on Thursday overturned a $150,000 jury award to a woman injured when she tripped over an errant beanbag chair in a Philadelphia Target Corp. store, ruling that she had failed to prove store officials were aware of the hazardous condition.

Judge Jackie Shogun and Senior Judge James Fitzgerald III found that, despite a policy requiring employees at a Target location in Philadelphia to patrol the store and monitor for spills or other hazardous conditions, the plaintiff in the case, Makalla...
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