RI jury sides with state in personal injury case
PROVIDENCE, R.I.—A jury has sided with the state of Rhode Island in a $40 million personal injury lawsuit brought a paralyzed man.
A spokeswoman for Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin says a Providence County Superior Court jury on Monday ruled the state does not have to pay damages to Brett A. Roy and his family.
Roy was paralyzed in 2008 after he dived into a pond located at the World War II Memorial State Park in Woonsocket. The jury found the state and its Department of Environmental Management are not liable for Roy’s injuries.