Dismissal of Suit Against Client for Alleged Fall on Carpeted Stairway

Hobart J. Simpson and Rebecca Baldwin Mantello successfully obtained a dismissal of suit against our client, the defendant-landlord, in a personal injury matter. The plaintiff allegedly fell on an interior, carpeted staircase of an apartment she leased from the defendant owner. We successfully argued that our client did not create or have constructive notice of the alleged dangerous condition of the carpet. Furthermore, we successfully argued that the plaintiff's "expert" was not qualified to provide expert opinion evidence in this case to rebut our client's entitlement to judgment.