Colorado jury awards $15M to trucker who slipped

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GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado jury has awarded $15 million to a truck driver who said she slipped and fell on ice and grease while making a delivery to a Walmart in Greeley.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. tells the Greeley Tribune that it’s considering appealing the award for 41-year-old Holly Averyt of Cheyenne, Wyo., which a jury ordered Friday.

Her lawyer, Gregory Gold, says it could be one of the highest such verdicts in the country.

Gold presented city documents showing that some grease from the store’s deli didn’t get trapped in a device designed to keep it from getting into the sewer. He said Averyt had to undergo three spine surgeries, was unable to return to work and lost her truck.

A Wal-Mart spokesman said the company respectfully disagrees with the verdict.


Information from: Greeley Daily Tribune,