Duluth tourist reaches $75k settlement over fractured ankle

The Florida woman claimed the city neglected to take down a construction sign, which caused her to trip.
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A Florida woman will receive $75,000 settlement from the city of Duluth for her fractured ankle.

According to the Duluth News Tribune, Christine Sheran of Lake Suzy, Fla. filed a suit against the city after tripping over a construction sign on South Lake Ave near Ninth Street while on vacation in Duluth in 2016.

Sheran claimed the sign was not taken down in a timely fashion after construction had been completed.

Walking with her husband at night, Sheran was unable to see the sign and tripped, fracturing her ankle, the suit alleged.

In an 8-0 vote Monday, the Duluth City Council voted to approve a $75,000 settlement in Sheran’s case.

According to city documents, the settlement requires Sheran drop her previous suit, admit no liability or wrongdoing on the city’s behalf, and pay for her own legal costs.

The city had denied wrongdoing in response to the original suit, and the case was scheduled to be heard in October, but this settlement is expected to resolve these claims.

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