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D.C. Guard Settles Slip and Fall Suit for $50,000

On June 21, 2001, the District of Columbia paid $50,000 to settle with a guard who had sued the District in D.C. Superior Court for negligence after she slipped and fell on a wet floor.

According to the complaint, the October 18, 1996 fall at D.C.’s Correctional Treatment Facility caused Plaintiff Elsie Stewart “severe personal injury” (no elaboration was given). Moreover, the suit alleged, Stewart’s “painful and permanent injuries” were the direct and proximate result of the District’s failure to provide a safe workplace, warning signs, and proper maintenance.

The District settled prior to trial for $50,000. Stewart was represented by Jeffrey W. Ochsman and Todd S. Sapiro of the Washington, D.C. firm Friedlander, Misler, Sloan, Kletzkin and Ochsman, PLLC. See: Stewart v. District of Columbia, D.C. Superior Court, Civil Action No. 98-CA06772.

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Stewart v. District of Columbia