Dismissal -Bergen County Superior Court

Oates v. Bally’s Park Place, Inc.
In Oates, plaintiff alleged that he slipped and fell on a wet substance while walking down the stairs to enter Pickles Restaurant. As a result of his fall, plaintiff sustained a torn rotator cuff requiring surgery.

At the court mandatated non binding arbitration, Reena Shah argued that plaintiff did not present any evidence to prove that there was a dangerous condition on the stairs or that Bally’s had any notice of any wet condition. The arbitrators agreed and ruled in favor of Bally’s. The case was subsequently dismissed with prejudice by a way of court order confirming the arbitration award.