Target Slip-And-Fall Plaintiff Wins Mostly Blame, Little Money

By Sindhu Sundar (July 20, 2015, 4:49 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal jury on Friday found that Target Corp.'s negligence was a factor in a Miami woman's slip-and-fall accident at one of its stores, but assigned the lion's share of the blame to her, leaving the plaintiff with a $12,000 award that is significantly short of the big box retailer's earlier proposal to settle her suit for $100,000. 

The jury returned the verdict after a four-day trial, assigning 90 percent of the blame for the 2012 accident to plaintiff Elvia Hernandez, who had filed her suit in January 2014, and 10 percent of the blame to Target. The jury found...

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