A Massachusetts judge has upheld a $20 million jury award to the family of a Colorado woman who died after a Toys `R Us inflatable pool slide partially collapsed. In October, a jury returned a verdict against Toys ‘R Us in favor of the family. The slide had not been tested to determine if it met certain safety standards. The woman was visiting family in Andover in 2006 when she slid head-first down the slide and it partially collapsed. She suffered fatal injuries when she struck her head on the pool’s deck. Lawyers for Toys ‘R Us argued at trial that the regulations did not apply to that inflatable slide. But last month, the trial judge denied a motion for a new trial and a verdict reduction filed by Toys ‘R Us. There can still be an appeal by the Defendant.
Source: Insurance Journal
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