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Fire escape at 82 Second Ave. at the time of the accident. The building has since been renovated.Fire escape at 82 Second Ave. at the time of the accident. The building has since been renovated. (Courtesy Photo)

A New York University student who was rendered a paraplegic after falling from a faulty East Village fire escape in 2008 was awarded $29.3 million Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court.

Anastasia Klupchak prevailed after a four-week trial on claims that the owners and managing agent at 82 Second Ave. were negligent, with the jury in Justice Joan Madden‘s courtroom debating for two full days before reaching a verdict.

Thomas Moore of Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore

“This is a very gratifying verdict,” said Thomas Moore of Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore. “After long, long litigation, a lot of motion work and then briefs to the appellate division, our position was vindicated.”

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