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PREMISES LIABILITY

BROWARD CIRCUIT COURT

A jury awarded damages to the mother of a bride-to-be for a fall in a bridal shop that forced her to attend her daughter’s wedding in a wheelchair.

In 2013, Peggy Rosado, 53, was at Patricia South’s Bridal Shop in Plantation. Her daughter was having her wedding dress fitted. The dress featured a long veil, and there were other veils partially on the floor. When Rosado stepped onto a raised platform, she slipped on one of the veils or her daughter’s dress and fractured her right ankle. Rosado alleged the store created a dangerous condition by allowing the veils on the slippery floor and employees failed to warn her about the condition.

The court issued a directed verdict in Rosado’s favor on liability. The jury awarded her $626,000 in damages.

Case: Rosado v. Bride’s Choice

Case No.: CACE15007906

Plaintiffs attorneys: Walter G. Campbell Jr. and Jesse Fulton, Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock Liberman, Fort Lauderdale

Defense attorneys: Johnny L. McCray, Law Office of Johnny L. McCray Jr., Pompano Beach and Rashad A. Taylor, Rashad Taylor Law Office, Miramar