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When MGM Mirage employee Brenda Cotton walked through her employer’s parking lot ten minutes before her shift, she tripped over a parking lot curb and injured herself. Cotton sustained an ankle fracture and ligament tear. Deciding that Cotton had failed to prove that her injury arose out of her course of employment, MGM denied her workers’ compensation claim. MGM’s decision was upheld by a hearing officer, because the injury did not occur during working hours. The hearing officer’s decision was reversed on appeal. MGM’s petition for review was denied by the district court.