Legal News of The Weird: Lawsuit over Banister Death

Posted September 13, 2012 in News of the Weird Personal Injury by

Silk Spectre from the Watchmen graphic novel. Image courtesy

If Megan Duskey’s parents had been with her that night in 2010, they perhaps would have insisted she (dressed as the comic book hero Silk Spectre) not try to slide down the railing during the Halloween-themed ball at Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton hotel, but she did slide down, and she fell four floors to her death. Nonetheless, in July 2012, the parents filed a $500,000 lawsuit against Hilton and other entities, claiming that the death of Ms. Duskey at age 23 was the hotel’s and the sponsors’ fault. [Chicago Sun-Times, 7-25-2012]




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