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Retrial underway in woman's concert injury lawsuit against '80s pop star Rick Springfield

FILE - In this March 13, 2013, file photo, actor-singer Rick Springfield attends a screening of his movie "Sound City" during the SXSW Film and Music Festival, in Austin, Texas. A retrial has begun in the injury lawsuit filed by a woman who says Springfield fell on her during a 2004 concert at the New York State Fair. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that Springfield became emotional and cried while testifying Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in state Supreme Court. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)
January 14, 2015 - 5:24 AM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - A retrial has begun in the injury lawsuit filed by a woman who says 1980s pop star Rick Springfield fell on her during a 2004 concert at the New York State Fair.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (http://bit.ly/1u3Qyhr ) that Springfield became emotional and cried while testifying Tuesday in state Supreme Court.

The singer known for his 1981 hit "Jessie's Girl" is being sued by a 45-year-old woman who says she suffered serious injuries when Springfield fell into the crowd during a 2004 concert at the state fair outside Syracuse.

Vicki Calcagno of Liverpool says Springfield's buttocks hit her in the head, causing lasting injuries.

A judge declared a mistrial last year when a new witness came forward, claiming she too was knocked down by Springfield during the same concert.

Testimony is scheduled to resume Wednesday.

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Information from: The Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com

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