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A jury on Tuesday awarded just over $110 million to a 26-year-old paraplegic whose spinal cord was shattered by a 10-foot rail tie dislodged during a New York City Transit Authority track replacement project in Brooklyn.

The transit authority was found to be 100 percent liable for Robert Liciaga’s injuries, which occurred three years ago today as he was riding a bicycle to a video game store in the Bushwick section, said his attorney, Scott Occhiogrosso, a partner at Block O’Toole & Murphy.

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Susan DeSantis

Susan DeSantis is the deputy editor-in-chief of the New York Law Journal. She can be reached at [email protected] Twitter: @sndesantis

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