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Tourists flock to South Florida for holiday celebrations, especially in the winter to escape the harsh cold. That’s what a 22-year-old college business major from Rhode Island did this past New Year’s Eve when he flew to Miami with friends to ring in the New Year. tallbuildingsouthbeach

But the reportedly unprovoked actions of an allegedly aggressive and negligent bouncer have left him permanently disabled.

After suffering a severe skull fracture as a result of the encounter, the man’s father said he was in a coma for three months and has suffered brain damage so severe, he is no longer able to care for himself. Now, his father has secured a $5 million settlement on behalf of the young man from the nightclub that employed the bouncer.

Reversing an earlier summary judgment from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida in favor of a cruise line after a slip-and-fall injury, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit remanded the case for trial. cruiseline

That means the woman who fractured her risk after slipping and falling on the pool deck of the cruise ship will have the opportunity to have her case, Sorrels v. NCL, heard by a jury.

A previous ruling in favor of the cruise ship stemmed from the exclusion of expert witness testimony and related publications regarding the coefficient of friction on the surface of the ship. Sometimes referred to as COF, the coefficient of friction refers to the degree of friction on a given surface that provides slip resistance.

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