Thursday, October 15, 2015

Genie Bouchard Sues U.S. Tennis Association

The Associated Press reports that Eugenie Bouchard filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the U.S. Tennis Association that alleges the sport’s national governing body was negligent, leaving her to slip and fall in a locker room during the U.S. Open. Bouchard, who was a runner-up at Wimbledon last year, has suffered severe pain and economic loss after the Sept. 4 incident, she said in the federal lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn that seeks unspecified monetary damages. The fall left Bouchard with a concussion and "serious head injury." She later withdrew from the U.S. Open and tournaments in China and Japan. 
"Ms. Bouchard entered the physiotherapy room of the women's locker room when she was caused to slip and fall by a slippery, foreign and dangerous substance on the floor," the suit says. The substance was not identified in court papers. 
Although this may cause even some non-tort reformists to pause, the word on the court is that she slipped on a tile floor that was wet in a room that was pitch black, which is different than a garden-variety accident in which you may have been partially to blame. Whatever the case, here's wishing her a speedy recovery.

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