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AP: Woman who tripped on mail can sue

Supreme Court revives suit against U.S. Postal Service

(2/22/2006) -- The Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. Postal Service is not exempt from slip-and-fall lawsuits, the Associated Press reported today.  According to AP, the High Court ruled today that the Postal Service can be sued by a woman who tripped over mail left on her porch. The 7-1 decision revived a Pennsylvania woman's claim that she was entitled to damages after suffering wrist and back injuries during the 2001 fall at her home in suburban Philadelphia.

Link to AP story on CNN.COM




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