Summary Judgment-Atlantic County Superior Court

Jean Smith v. Harrah’s Casino
In Smith v. Harrah’s Casino, plaintiff alleged that while working as a taxi cab driver he was assaulted by security when he refused to move his cab from the valet area. He sued Harrah’s alleging negligent hiring, training, supervision and false imprisonment.

At the close of discovery, Ross Goldband moved for summary judgment contending that plaintiff had no proof of any negligence against Harrah’s. Specifically, plaintiff did not retain an expert to opine that Harrah’s did not properly train its officers and had no proof that Harrah’s had any notice of any violent propensities of any of its officers. Moreover, Harrah’s had the right to detain the plaintifff until the police arrived. Judge James Isman agreed and dismissed the case with prejudice.