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Jones v. LA Fitness International, LLC
Oscar Jones, Plaintiff, was boarding a bus ran by the Port Authority of Allegheny County, Defendant. Suddenly, while Plaintiff was boarding, the bus lurched forward, and stopped.Plaintiff’s arm was injured. Thereafter, Plaintiff and his wife, Mary, brought suit against Defendant for negligence. In trial, the judge instructed the jury that the standard of care Defendant owed its passengers was that degree of care that Defendant held itself out as possessing, provided Defendant’s status as a commercial transportation provider with the knowledge and training to transport passengers safely. The court noted that Defendant’s standard of care was not the same standard of care that is applied to an ordinary individual. The jury found in Defendant’s favor. Plaintiff appealed.
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