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Monday, November 2, 2009

Jury Finds For Plaintiffs, Awards Enormous Damages In Radio Station Contest Case

A jury has awarded more than $16 million to the family of a woman who died after drinking too much water, the effects of trying to win a contest run by radio station KDND in Sacramento. Defendant Entercom Sacramento, owner of the station, had argued that the deceased, Jennifer Strange, was contributorily negligent for failing to stop participating in the contest. Compare with the Weirum case (539 P. 2d. 36 (Calif.1975).

Read more here and here (from the Sacramento Bee; registration may be required; free).

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