LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has overturned a lower court ruling that awarded $6.6 million to a man injured while watching Monday Night Football at the Palms casino.

Justices issued the ruling Thursday, saying a judge improperly allowed some witnesses and excluded others.

The case stems from an incident Nov. 22, 2004, when patron Enrique Rodriguez was watching a football game at the Las Vegas casino. An actress dressed as a cheerleader was throwing prizes to the crowd, and a female patron who dove to grab a souvenir water bottle hit Rodriguez’s knee.

Rodriguez later sued, saying the casino had allowed an unsafe activity.

His attorney argues that the injury required two surgeries and caused years of pain.

A judge awarded millions for medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

More From CBS Las Vegas

CBSLocal App
Watch Live

Listen Live