Eugenie Bouchard: Tennis star wins US Open concussion lawsuit

Eugenie Bouchard leaves Brooklyn Federal court during the case

In September 2015, Bouchard (seen above at least year's U.S. Open) slipped and fell in the dark on a chemically-cleaned floor in the training room at the 2015 U.S. Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City.

She suffered concussion and had to withdraw from the Grand Slam tournament before her fourth round singles match against eventual runner-up Roberta Vinci of Italy. 'I screamed, "Oh my God, it burns!"' Bouchard said in the court. 'I was wearing a sports bra.

The US Tennis Association was found "mostly liable" by a NY jury on Friday for Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard's locker room fall at the 2015 US Open, US media reported. She did not play a complete a match for the rest of the 2015 season.

She could potnetially receive millions in loss of earnings.

More news: Japanese 'baby factory' dad wins custody of 13 Thai surrogate children

A lawyer for the governing body had told jurors on Tuesday that the cleaning spray was only applied after management thought all the players had departed for the day.

The New York Daily News reported that shortly before 3 pm Judge Ann Donnelly called the jury in and said the parties had "agreed to resolve the case". She is now ranked 116th, well outside the ranking cut off for the main draw, but said she was hoping to receive a wild card.

The cleaners who left the substance on the floor were said to have believed all players had left for the night. Bouchard's lawyer Benedict Morelli also showed that no such rule was codified in informational or instructional materials.

The USTA told Reuters it was not commenting at this time, while representatives for Bouchard could not be immediately reached for a statement.

Related News:

  • Crude Oil Lower Despite API Inventories Surprise

    Crude Oil Lower Despite API Inventories Surprise

    Brent crude futures settled 17 cents, or 0.3 percent, higher at $65.42 a barrel, after trading between $64.40 and $65.53. Exports of USA crude jumped to just above 2 million bpd, close to a record 2.1 million hit in October.
    France coach Deschamps insists PSG can still defeat Real Madrid

    France coach Deschamps insists PSG can still defeat Real Madrid

    German midfielder Kroos is out with a knee problem, whilst Brazilian defender Marcelo and Croatian Modric have hamstring problems. But, despite Madrid still being a point adrift of third-place Valencia, Zidane said his talisman needs a breather.
    Mt Sinabung eruption sparks scramble to issue aid

    Mt Sinabung eruption sparks scramble to issue aid

    A volcano on Indonesia's Sumatra island has erupted, sending a torrent of searing gas more than four kilometres down its slopes. Children play in the Karo district as Mount Sinabung erupts and (right) a villager films the smoke filling the sky.
  • Israel's Netanyahu attacks 'dangerous Iranian tiger'

    Israel's Netanyahu attacks 'dangerous Iranian tiger'

    During his address, Zarif said the downing of the Israeli jet last week shattered Israel's "so-called invincibility". But Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel would not let Iran obtain a permanent foothold in its northern neighbour.
    Iranian rescuers find wreckage from crash

    Iranian rescuers find wreckage from crash

    Those sanctions have been mostly lifted under a 2015 deal between Iran and the United States alongside several other powers. Before the nuclear deal, Shahbazi was a vocal critic of the Western sanctions on Iran's civil aviation industry.
    Probe on into Trump's son-in-law's foreign business contacts

    Probe on into Trump's son-in-law's foreign business contacts

    According to press reports at the time , former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was the main focus of the meeting. The interests were sold to a family trust that Kushner does not benefit from, a spokesperson said at the time .
  • Students Stage Walkout Demanding Action From Congress On Gun Violence

    Students Stage Walkout Demanding Action From Congress On Gun Violence

    On March 14, students nationwide plan to walk out of class for 17 minutes to honor each of the victims in the Florida shooting. Thursday's meeting was scheduled to be broadcast live online by the White House, but the livestream was subsequently removed.
    Turkey Opens Fire on Regime Forces In Afrin

    Turkey Opens Fire on Regime Forces In Afrin

    He stressed that if the Syrian forces entered Afrin to protect the YPG, "no one would be able to stop the Turkish forces". But a YPG official and a pro-Assad military commander denied similar Turkish statements on Tuesday night.
    Abbas calls for Middle East peace conference by middle of year

    Abbas calls for Middle East peace conference by middle of year

    Despite the global pressure to reconcile with Israel, Abbas "can't live with that approach", he said. There is the path of absolutist demands, hateful rhetoric, and incitement to violence.
  • Lonzo Ball laughs at NCAA hypocrisy: 'Everybody knows everybody's getting paid'

    Lonzo Ball laughs at NCAA hypocrisy: 'Everybody knows everybody's getting paid'

    That is what makes him one of five players to average 10 or more points and seven or more rebounds and assists . Still, Ball's return is welcome news for the Lakers in their first game following the All-Star break.
    Weather Service reports heavy snow at Pulliam

    Weather Service reports heavy snow at Pulliam

    A winter weather advisory is in effect from midnight until 8 p.m. tomorrow as another winter storm heads toward Northern Arizona. ADOT advised travelers headed to the Grand Canyon to allow plenty of extra travel time because of snow and limited visibility.
    Archbishop Chaput comments on Billy Graham's death

    Archbishop Chaput comments on Billy Graham's death

    Hearst was so impressed that he ordered his massive press machine to "puff up" the then young Christian evangelist Billy Graham . He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1989, felled by broken bones, bouts of hydrocephalous and rounds of pneumonia.

Most liked

USA panel says it's OK to use nasal spray flu vaccine again
Federal advisory committee recommends FluMist, the single needleless option for flu vaccine available in the medicine industry. It's been off the US market since then, although it is still used in other countries, including Canada and the European Union.

Trump Says Chief of Staff Will Decide on Kushner's Security Clearance
In his phone conversation with McGahn, Rosenstein meant to give an update on the status of Kushner's background investigation. Trump on Friday said that Kelly is "going to do what's right for the country" with regard to Kushner's clearance.

Jimmy Butler suffers right knee injury, MRI scheduled Saturday
Butler sustained the injury in the third quarter on a non-contact play after grabbing a rebound on his own missed shot. An All-Star, Butler is averaging 22.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists in his first season with the Wolves.

Major study backs efficacy of antidepressants
And while antidepressants are a common form of treatment, around a third of the people who take them don't respond to treatment. Primary outcomes were efficacy and acceptability of treatment.

Measles cases surge 400% across Europe due to 'vaccine supply issues'
Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that can lead to serious complications such as pneumonia and brain encephalitis. As of the end of 2016, 42 of the 53 countries in the WHO Europe Region had successfully halted endemic measles transmission.

Budget speech may be just enough to help avoid a downgrade: Absa
South Africa opposition, Democratic Alliance (DA), disagreed with him that the Zero-rating food will provide relief to the poor. The price of fuel will also increase by 52c/litre and social grants received a 7% average increase.

MI secures victory against Penn State - Recap, Box score
Penn State will play 10 home contests in the month of March before taking on six opponents in 14 games in the month of April. Even with the loss Sunday night at Prudue, Penn State has still been on a hot streak, winning six of the last eight games.

Airbnb introduces deluxe products, expanded listings and loyalty program
By the end of the year, 75,000 homes in 50 cities worldwide are expected to be listed on Airbnb Plus, Chesky said. Also unveiled was Airbnb Plus, a tier of homes that provide "outstanding hospitality", according to the company .

Remember the net neutrality repeal? It will go into effect April 23rd
At the top of Net-neutrality supporters' wish list: passage of a Congressional Review Act measure to reinstate the original rules. The repeal clears the way for ISPs and wireless carriers to treat internet traffic however they wish, for the most part.

Australian deputy PM Joyce resigns over sexual harassment allegations
The coalition holds a one-seat majority in Parliament. "This current cacophony of issues has to be put aside", he told reporters. Two-thirds of Australian voters wanted Joyce to resign, The Australian newspaper's Newspoll showed earlier this week.

Justin Trudeau meets PM Modi
Trudeau, who arrived in India on Saturday on a 7-day visit, was welcomed by Modi at the Presidential Palace. The Prime Minister took to Twitter and said that he is "looking forward" to meeting Trudeau on Friday.

Nawaz Sharif disqualified as Pakistan Muslim League president by SC
Constitutional lawyer Farogh Nasim said the ruling could also affect midterm Senate elections next month. The SC of Pakistan stated that all decision made by him as head of the party stands null and void.

Palestinian dies of wounds in clashes on Gaza border
A series of cross-border exchanges have erupted since, in the most intensive exchange since the 2014 war. The explosive device was planted below the flag on the Palestinian side of the fence.

Clarence Thomas Angry That SCOTUS Doesn't Love Guns
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals shot down their case, and the Supreme Court let the lower court's decision stand. If a lower court treated another right so cavalierly, I have little doubt that this court would intervene.

Poland Stokes Holocaust Law Storm as Israeli Leader Lashes Out
Israeli historians say it's part of an ongoing campaign to blur the lines between the murderers and the victims of the Holocaust. "Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today spoke by telephone with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki", a statement said.