Grocer Fights $6.4M Award In Watermelon Display Injury Case

By Michelle Casady (October 20, 2021, 3:49 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court questioned during oral arguments on Wednesday whether it should defer to a jury that awarded a man $6.4 million for injuries suffered after his boot got stuck in a grocery store watermelon display, or whether the store is correct that there's no evidence to support the award.

Shopping at the Pay and Save store in Freer, in South Texas, Roel Canales unknowingly got his boot got stuck in the open bottom of a wooden pallet when he bent over to pick up a watermelon, and fell when he turned to walk away, shattering his elbow, bruising his...

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