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Summary Judgment – Essex County Superior Court

6/4/2010 Booker v. Bally’s Park Place, Inc. In Booker, the plaintiff alleged that she tripped over rocks spilled from a large decorative planter at Wild Wild West Casino. As a result, she sustained a significant knee injury which totally disabled her. At the close of discovery, Reena Shah moved for summary judgment arguing that there

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Verdict–Queens County

5/28/2010 Paulino v. BBT International This was a damages only trial. Plaintiff, Ana Paulino, was struck by the insured’s van in a cross walk. She suffered a fracture of the left lateral proximal tibial plateau. In addition, a comminuted displaced fracture of the proximal shaft of the left tibia and fractures of the left fibular

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Directed Verdict- Union County Superior Court

5/19/2010 Ludwiczak v. Showboat Casino The plaintiff, an 86 year old World War II veteran, was at the Bus Depot at Showboat Casino waiting on line for a bus to go back home. An unknown male cut the line and the plaintiff confronted him. The unknown male pushed the plaintiff to the ground and ran

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Defense Verdict- Atlantic County Superior Court

5/7/2010 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

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Dismissal -Bergen County Superior Court

5/4/2010 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

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Defense Verdict-Supreme Court, Bronx County

4/27/2010 Carmen Castillo v. U.S. team, Inc. In Castillo v. U.S. Team, Inc., the plaintiff alleged that she tripped over construction debris while at work at a department store in Harlem. At the time of her accident, the third floor of the department store was under construction. However, it housed the only bathroom for store

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Appellate Victory–Appellate Division, First Department

4/10/2010 Rivera v. Meadowbrook Farms Plaintiff was riding his bicycle when he was struck and killed by co-defendant’s delivery van. Approximately one hour before the accident, defendant Meadowbrook Farms delivered one of its tractor trailer trucks to a repair shop in the vicinity of the accident. During that hour, the truck was illegally parked on

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Summary Judgment- Supreme Court, Kings County

4/1/2010 Abdalla v. Bally’s Park Place, Inc. In Abdalla, the plaintiff slipped on a wet surface in the spa/pool area of Bally’s Casino in Atlantic City. As a result of the accident, the plaintiff sustained an ankle fracture with complications. After plaintiff exchanged his bill of particulars but prior to depositions, Eric Malinowski successfully moved

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Summary Judgment- Burlington County Superior Court

1/22/2010 Dreyer v. Atlantic City Showboat, Inc. In Dreyer v. Showboat Atlantic City, plaintiff alleged he slipped and fell on a wet condition in the men’s bathroom at Showboat Atlantic City. As a result, plaintiff suffered significant lower back injuries which resulted in a lumbar discectomy. Plaintiff argued a drain which was placed in the

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Defense Verdict-Supreme Court, Westchester County

1/8/2010 Valerie Drossman and Brian Drossman v. Brian Fleming Kathleen Mulholland successfully defended her client in a damages only trial. The matter involved a motor vehicle accident and liability was decided against our client, as a matter of law, several months before the trial date. The plaintiff, Valerie Drossman, claimed that she sustained a serious

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