Ruiz v. Westin Bonaventure Hotel Co (Los Angeles Superior Court)
This slip and fall occurred where an intoxicated plaintiff fell eighteen feet while walking down a circular stairway. Plaintiff Ruiz suffered injuries resulting in paraplegia. Plaintiff’s blood alcohol level was 0.24, or three times the limit for driving. Defendant made no offer. The jury found no comparative negligence by Plaintiff and returned a verdict fining the stairway was defectively designed.