DETROIT (AP) — A Monroe County woman whose hand was broken by a toilet paper dispenser during a New Year's Eve dinner will get a chance to sue the restaurant.
The case is greatly dividing the Michigan Supreme Court. The court's liberal majority says a jury should decide whether the dispenser created an unreasonable risk of harm at Texas Roadhouse in Taylor.
The court's three conservative justices say there should be no liability for ordinary accidents.
Sheri Schooley says it's a "bizarre story." She was reaching for toilet paper when the cover on the dispenser fell on her right hand, breaking it in 2007.
The 58-year-old South Rockwood woman says she can't work anymore. Schooley says her bowling average dropped by 40 pins after she was forced to switch to her left hand.