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Alicia Rutledge, Plaintiff-Respondent v. New York City Transit Authority

New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts Appellate Division, First Department


February 5, 2013

ALICIA RUTLEDGE, PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT, --
v.
NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

Rutledge v New York City Tr. Auth.

Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.

This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports.

Decided on February 5, 2013

Tom, J.P., Sweeny, Moskowitz, Manzanet-Daniels, Gische, JJ.

Judgment, Supreme Court, New York County (Carol E. Huff, J.), entered August 19, 2011, upon a jury verdict awarding plaintiff, inter alia, the principal amount of $400,000 for future pain and suffering over 20 years, unanimously affirmed, without costs.

Plaintiff was injured when, while attempting to board defendant's bus, the doors closed on her and the bus started to drive away before coming to an abrupt stop. As a result, plaintiff suffered a herniation to her lumbar spine and two bulging discs to her cervical spine, resulting in radiculopathy, for which surgery was recommenced. Compensation for plaintiff's injuries did not deviate materially from what is reasonable compensation.

THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.

ENTERED: FEBRUARY 5, 2013

CLERK

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