Defense Verdict- Atlantic County Superior Court

Edward Peck v. Harrah’s Casino Hotel Atlantic City
In this case, the plaintiff Edward Peck alleged he slipped and fell on a rubber mat at the pool at Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City. He claimed that there was a buildup of water on the mat and that Harrah’s was negligent since it had not inspected or cleaned the mat for a number of months. As a result of the accident, the plaintiff sustained a massive tear of his rotator cuff requiring surgery.

Christopher Mauro argued that the mat was perforated to allow water to run through it and that water on the mat was to be expected since this was a pool area. Moreover, he argued that a claim that the mat was dirty which lead to a buildup of water was complete speculation.

After a four day trial before Judge Joseph Marczyk, the jury found that Harrah’s was not negligent.