No. 89-1641.

896 F.2d 210 (1990)

Shirley CARROLL, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided February 9, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mark Glass, Kirby Palmer, Carr, Korein, Schlichter, Kunin & Montroy, East St. Louis, Ill., for plaintiff-appellee.

Harold A. Donovan, Donovan, Rose, Nester & Szewczyk, Richard E. Boyle, Gundlach, Lee, Eggmann, Boyle & Roessler, Belleville, Ill., for defendant-appellant.

Before EASTERBROOK and RIPPLE, Circuit Judges, and ESCHBACH, Senior Circuit Judge.

ESCHBACH, Senior Circuit Judge.

This appeal arises from a diversity action in which a jury found the defendant Otis Elevator Company liable to pay the plaintiff Shirley Carroll damages in the amount of $42,899.51 for personal injuries she sustained while riding on an escalator manufactured by Otis.1 As its sole basis for appeal Otis asserts that the trial court abused its discretion in qualifying one of plaintiff's witnesses as an expert...

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