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Comedian George Wallace awarded $1.3M in Vegas hotel lawsuit

Sixty-one-year-old comedian-actor George Wallace was awarded around $1.3 million in a civil negligence and personal injury lawsuit he filed against the Bellagio Las Vegas Hotel Casino by an Nevada jury’s six-two vote on Tuesday, April 8 after two weeks of testimonies and around 12 hours of jury deliberation.

The jury ruled that Bellagio should pay Wallace $1.2 million for lost income, $100,000 for pain and suffering, and $8,500 for medical bills due to the large injuries he sustained when he tangled his leg in wires onstage at the resort in 2007 for a private event for HSBC Card Services, Inc.. Wallace’s medical expenses, based on calculations from both the defense and the prosecution, amount to $9,525.

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