A Delaware jury has awarded $2.9 million to a self-employed contractor who was injured at a Home Depot store when a stack of 18 wooden doors fell from a shelf above him. Thirty-two-year-old Ronald Payne was injured in 2001 at the Home Depot store in Christiana, Delaware. Payne who had two operations on his back, is still having problems, and can’t work. He suffers from depression, has lost his home to foreclosure and is now separated from his wife. Interestingly, the jury award was three times larger than the amount suggested by the man’s lawyer. He was represented by James Hall, a lawyer in Wilmington, Delaware, who did a very good job.
Source: Associated Press
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