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Negri v. Stop and Shop, Inc.

Court of Appeals of New York
480 N.E.2d 740 (1985)


Facts

Negri (plaintiff) slipped and fell while shopping at the Stop and Shop, Inc.’s (defendant’s) store. On the floor where Negri slipped were broken jars of baby food, which were dirty and messy. A nearby witness did not hear anything fall or break in the 15 to 20 minutes before Negri fell, and the area had not been cleaned or inspected for between 50 minutes and two hours prior to the accident. The jury found for Negri, but the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division reversed and dismissed Negri’s complaint.

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