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The Cost of a Pothole

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In early 2010, a 68-year-old woman broke both her feet by tripping after she stepped into a water-filled pothole on the 400 block of Franklin Street. She filed a lawsuit against the City demanding $245,000 for medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity and emotional distress. The City Attorney's Official initially challenged the claim, because the woman "placed herself in a position of peril" by walking on the street. At today's Board of Supervisors meeting the board will vote on a payout for the woman. [SF Examiner/image via Shutterstock]