The apple didn't fall far from the Sharpton tree, as Dominique Sharpton, Al's eldest daughter, is proving as she sues New York City for a whopping $5 million.

Last October while Sharpton was walking in the city she tripped over uneven pavement that resulted in a sprained ankle. Her lawsuit claims she was "severely injured, bruised and wounded" and she "still suffers and will continue to suffer for some time physical pain and bodily injuries." Even though the injury was healed in time for her to march alongside her father in December at her father's National Action Network's (NAN) Justice for All march in Washington, D.C.

In her court filings against the city, and inevitably its taxpayers, she is seeking damages for, "loss of quality of life, future pain and suffering, future medical bills, [and] future diminution of income." Even though she's been healthy enough to be caught wearing high heels to events and climbing ladders to decorate Christmas trees.

Sharpton's lawyer, John Elefterakis, spoke out on the amount and suit saying that Sharpton, "has not had any involvement in selecting a figure that would be fair and adequate compensation for her pain and suffering. The number was selected by my firm and is meant as a safeguard for Ms. Sharpton in a worst-case scenario."

The $5 million amount has absolutely nothing to do with the amount that her father currently owes New York City in unpaid taxes, a whopping $4.5.

It's no surprise that Al Sharpton's daughter is jumping on the litigious train, after all her father is one of the most sue happy people in America. Whenever he doesn't like what a company is doing he threatens them with a lawsuit, until they pay him , or rather make large donations to NAN. He has threatened McDonald's, GMC, and Macy's, to name a few.

Is this the start of a family tradition, or just a way for Dominique Sharpton to help daddy pay off his big debt to New York City?

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