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Judge sues over court mishap

Seeks coverage for knee injury

Judge Paul A. Chernoff (at left) during the trial of Dr. Dirk Greineder of Wellesley; above, a 1928 file photo shows a crowd gathered on the Norfolk Superior Court steps — where Chernoff was hurt in 2004 — for the Sacco and Vanzetti trial. Judge Paul A. Chernoff (at left) during the trial of Dr. Dirk Greineder of Wellesley; above, a 1928 file photo shows a crowd gathered on the Norfolk Superior Court steps — where Chernoff was hurt in 2004 — for the Sacco and Vanzetti trial. (Left: John Blanding / Globe Staff File/ 2001)
By James Vaznis
Globe Staff / January 17, 2008

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Few at the Norfolk Superior Court house in Dedham disputed that the worn and uneven front steps needed fixing. But when a judge in his late 60s tripped on them and broke his left kneecap more than three years ago, neither the state nor the county wanted to take responsibility for the condition of the steps. (Full article: 742 words)

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