Kristen Benson and David Katz Win Summary Judgment on Slip and Fall

Kristen Benson and David Katz recently secured an Order of summary judgment in Onondaga Supreme Court dismissing a slip-and-fall claim involving a plaintiff who slipped and fell outside his apartment complex. The Plaintiff alleged he slipped on ice causing his fall.

Based on plaintiff’s deposition testimony, the Court found Plaintiff could not identify the cause of his fall as a matter of law. As a result, the Court dismissed Plaintiff’s claim. The Court alternatively found the storm-in-progress doctrine precluded Plaintiff’s claim based on defendant’s expert affidavit identifying continued snowfall over a twenty-four hour period.

We have an internal nationwide approved panel list for all MARKEL claims groups and I'm glad to say that because of my recommendation, you and your firm have made the cut.  I sincerely hope we get the chance to work together again.  It has been a pleasure personally and professionally.

Cheryl Weissman, J.D.