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Woman loses appeal after falling in theater

November 7, 2017
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DETROIT — The Michigan appeals court has dropped the curtain on a lawsuit by a woman who said she was ushered to the wrong seat at a theater, fell and hit her head.

Betty Davis ended up missing a Tyler Perry show at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Now she's lost her case in a 3-0 decision released last month.

Davis and friends from church had tickets to the Perry show. They were escorted to their seats by an usher but discovered that the seats were wrong.

Davis fell and hit her head on a marble wall. She accused the usher of creating the "dangerous condition."

But the appeals court said Davis should have anticipated the "open and obvious risk" of a dark theater.

 She was seeking more than $25,000 from Olympia Entertainment.

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