On 3/30/03, $600,000 settlement for a 52-year-old hairdresser who fell down a flight of stairs in her apartment building resulting in quadriplegia. She claimed the lighting was inadequate, despite there being an overhead skylight and the accident having occurred during daylight hours. Investigation and expert proof revealed that the stairways handrail was approximately 3/4″ lower than code, thus compelling plaintiff to lean in order to attempt to make contact with the banister. She died just before a settlement was reached.