Newark Associate Afsha Noran and Managing Partner Colin P. Hackett won summary judgment on behalf of a property owner client in a slip and fall case. The Plaintiff filed an action alleging personal injuries due to a slip and fall on stairs owned by our client. We filed a summary judgment motion arguing that Plaintiff failed to prove whether our client had notice of the alleged defect on the subject stairs. We argued that it is well-settled law that a Plaintiff must establish both the existence of a hazardous condition, and that the property owner had actual or constructive notice of the alleged condition in such time before the accident that it could have been remedied. Additionally, we argued that Plaintiff failed to provide expert testimony to establish our client's duty and how such duty was breached. The court agreed that Plaintiff failed to provide evidence of notice and granted judgment in favor of defendant. The matter was dismissed with prejudice.
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