Former Supreme Court Nominee Robert Bork Settles Slip and Fall Accident Lawsuit With Yale Club

Former Yale Law School Professor Robert Bork has agreed to a $1 million slip and fall lawsuit he had filed for injuries he suffered at the Yale Club of New York City in 2006. The details of the settlement are confidential.

Bork injured himself at the alumni social club when he fell while stepping onto a dais to make a speech. He filed the million-dollar lawsuit because he said that the club acted negligently when it failed to provide him stairs or a handrail that he could use while mounting the stage.

The 81-year-old one-time Supreme Court nominee says that he experienced excruciating pain from the large hematoma that formed on his leg as a result of the fall accident. Bork says he underwent months of medical care and surgery.

Yale Club’s lawyers had placed part of the blame with Bork because he had tried to climb onstage.

Bork was a law professor at Yale Law School from 1962 to 1982. His nomination to become a Supreme Court judge in 1987 fell through after Senate Democrats rejected his conservative judicial record.

Slip and Fall Accidents

If you are someone that has sustained serious injuries because you slipped or tripped and fell on someone else’s premise and the owner of the premise could have taken steps to prevent the accident from happening, you may be able to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the negligent party.

Slip and fall accidents can lead to painful and serious injuries, including broken bones, dislocated hips, back injuries, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. Many injuries sustained in fall accidents can take weeks or months of recovery.

In Maryland and Washington D.C., our premises liability law firm has successfully dealt with many kinds of slip/trip and fall accident cases for our clients and we know how to properly investigate and pursue your case so you can obtain the financial recovery that you need to heal.

Yale Club settles ex-nominee Bork’s suit over 2006 stumble, Washington Post, May 9, 2008
Bork settles lawsuit in fall at Yale Club,, May 9, 2008

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