A federal judge in Massachusetts has rejected a magistrate judge’s recommendation that a personal injury suit against an out-of-state booking agent for a Fiji resort be dismissed, finding the company’s solicitation on travel deals was a “but-for cause” of the plaintiff’s injuries.

Lauren Hamilton suffered an injury while on vacation at the Koro Sun Resort, alleging that the top of a poolside lounge chair separated from its base, fell on her left foot, and severed her big toe. When she returned to her Boston-area home, she underwent surgery and incurred significant medical expenses and lost wages, according to the opinion filed Friday.

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