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Summary Judgment-New York County

6/25/2013 Founders Insurance Company v. DA Shark et. al. This coverage matter arose out of a personal injury lawsuit in which multiple plaintiffs sought recovery for injuries they sustained while in a bar fight. The bar was owned by a Founder’s insured. Two of the three plaintiffs claimed they were stabbed multiple times and had

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Summary Judgment-Camden County Superior Court

6/7/2013 Ortiz v. Elegante Cafe In Ortiz, plaintiff alleged she tripped and fell while walking on the dance floor at Elegante Cafe. Plaintiff attributed her accident to poor lighting and an improperly raised metal transition that seperated the dance floor from the carpeted floor. As a result of her fall, plaintiff fractured her wrist and

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Defense Verdict – Atlantic County Superior Court

5/1/2013 McKelvey v. Harrah’s Casino In McKelvey, plaintiff was on line to enter the P. Diddy Red, White and Blue Party at Harrah’s Pool after Dark. While on line, the crowd was informed that no one else would be let in. The crowd became unruly and Harrah’s Security came in to control the crowd. Plaintiff

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Summary Judgment-Camden County Superior Court

4/19/2013 Singletary v. Caesar’s Casino Atlantic City In Singletary, plaintiff was in a vehicle which was rear ended by a vehicle driven by a Caesar’s valet attendant while exiting the self park garage. As a result of the accident, plaintiff alleged that she sustained permanent injuries to her ankle, neck, shoulder and wrist requiring surgeries

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Summary Judgment- Nassau County

4/4/2013 Pepe v. Zachary’s In Pepe, plaintiff alleged that she slipped and fell on liquid located on the dance floor at Zachary’s. She sued our client, Zachary’s, alleging that it was negligent in the maintenance, inspection and cleaning of the dance floor. Specifically, she alleged that Zachary’s had notice of the liquid on the floor

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Summary Judgment- Kings County

1/18/2013 Ida Williams v. City of New York et. al. In Williams, plaintiff alleged to have tripped and fallen over a defectively patched trench located in the roadway of Ralph Avenue, in Brooklyn. Plaintiff sued our client, A-1 Sewer and Watermain Contractors Corp., alleging that they created the trench that caused her fall. At the

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Summary Judgment- Kings County

12/11/2012 Sikorski v. River Manor Care Center et. al. In Sikorski, plaintiff, a delivery man, alleged to have slipped and fallen on a foreign substance located in close proximity to a garbage compactor owned and serviced by our client Allied Waste Industries. The compactor was located on the property owned by co-defendant River Manor. Plaintiff

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Defense Verdict – Bergen County Superior Court

11/15/2012 Grasso v. Rise Nightclub In Grasso, plaintiff was a patron of our client’s nightclub. He was involved in an altercation inside the club and another patron was ejected. Plaintiff, concerned for his safety, asked to be walked to his car. Security did just that and watched as plaintiff and his friend got into their

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Summary Judgment-Atlantic County Superior Court

9/28/2012 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

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Summary Judgment- Suffolk County

7/26/2012 Caccavale v. Neptune Beach Club In this action, plaintiff claimed she slipped and fell on a large outdoor deck at our client’s bar. The plaintiff never saw what caused her fall beforehand but noticed that the deck was wet with spilled drinks. Prior to trial, Eric Cooper made a motion for summary judgment to

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