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Widener Commonwealth Law School

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Loss in Lawsuit for Errant Basketball

In August 2007, a couple visited a pier-based amusement park in Ocean City, which included a basketball game among its prize-based attractions.  A shot bounced off and, in what the husband called in deposition testimony a "one-in-a-million shot," the ball hit the wife, exacerbating a past spinal condition and allegedly resulting in permanent disability.  They sued, alleging failure to warn or protect against such bounces, but last week, a jury found for the park.


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