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https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/30/615386650/david-copperfield-found-negligent-but-wont-pay-for-injury-during-magic-act


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Wow. I think if i had Copperfield's money i would  offer to pay for at least some of the hospital bills.

He could at least give him a Copperfield magic set
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My music attorney told me many years ago:  “It all depends on how much justice you can afford.”


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Wow. I think if i had Copperfield's money i would  offer to pay for at least some of the hospital bills.

He could at least give him a Copperfield magic set


Assuming that the harm was done during the performance, imho,  the hospital bills should have been paid by Mr Copperfield's insurance company. 

To the best of my knowledge, in my country every professional performer is enforced to have such an insurance.

Another thing is that the insurance company will litigate to cut costs...

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By the way ...

I was one of those Lucky#13 when I visited Las Vegas long long time ago.

Not even interested in magic at that time.

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It was in the hands of the jury based on how they were charged by the trial judge. Obviously the plaintiff failed to make their case according to the laws, statutes, and ordinances in Clark County, Nevada. 

I have been called to jury duty three times, but empaneled only once for a slip-and-fall case. After a week of testimony we were given explicit instructions by the judge about what to consider and how to go about reaching our decision. That was in Georgia, but I'm guessing things work pretty much the same way in courtrooms across the country.

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It is kind of interesting. It happened as a result of his being part of the thing, but nobody else was injured. And it happened outside the theater. Hard one to call
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