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Man Injured Playing Cornhole

Lawsuit Over Cornhole Incident On Spirit of Norfolk

July 09, 2018 - 1:27 pm
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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The owners of a popular dinner cruise ship in Virginia are being sued by a customer who says the ship's no-skid flooring worked too well.

    The lawsuit in federal court accuses the Spirit of Norfolk cruise ship of inappropriately using no-skid flooring on a part of the ship where cruisers play the game cornhole.

    The plaintiff, 66-year-old Jeffrey Makuch of New York, says he took a cruise on the ship in June 2016 and fell while playing cornhole. He says the no-skid floor made it impossible for him to properly shift his weight while stepping to throw a beanbag.

    The cruise ship owners have filed a reply denying that their flooring presents a risk.

    The Virginian-Pilot reports  the lawsuit seeks roughly $375,000 in damages.

 

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