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Starbucks ordered to pay $9 million to Nassau woman hit in parking lot

Customers sit on the patio of a Chicago Starbucks store after it was closed on May 29.
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Customers sit on the patio of a Starbucks store in Chicago.

A Nassau County jury has returned an $8.97 million verdict for an elderly woman hit by an SUV while leaving a Starbucks in Fernandina Beach.

Her attorney said the coffee company put profit over people with a dangerous design to accommodate more customers.

Sherry Gold was hit nearly three years ago leaving the Starbucks at Sadler Road and 14th Street. She was 72 years old at the time.

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