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Comedian George Wallace wins legal battle with Las Vegas resort

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Apr 09, 2014 | 2:55am EDT

U.S. comedian George Wallace has won more than $1.3 million (£812,500) in a civil lawsuit against bosses at a casino resort in Las Vegas. The funnyman sued bosses at the Bellagio hotel for negligence in 2009 after he suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during a performance at the venue in 2007. He tripped on audio cables which were not properly secured and claimed to have walked with a permanent limp ever since. On Tuesday (08Apr14), a jury found that Bellagio executives had breached their duty of care to Wallace. He was awarded $1.2 million (£750,000) for loss of income, $100,000 (£62,500) for pain and suffering and $8,500 (£5,312) for medical expenses.

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