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$100,000 Damages Award in Jail Slip-and-Fall Upheld
Loaded on Nov. 7, 2017 by Matthew Clarke published in Prison Legal News November, 2017, page 48
Filed under: Workplace Injury, Injury -- Misc., Guards/Staff, Failure to Protect (Staff). Location: Texas.
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