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Wet Marble Floor Allegedly Causes Slip-and-Fall Accident

Tsosie v. Paris Las Vegas Operating Company L.L.C.

Type of Case:
Premises Liability - Fall
Premises Liability - Hotel/Motel

Specific Liability:
Wet floor

General Injury:
Subdural Hematoma

State: Nevada
Court: District Court of Nevada, Clark County.

Related Court Documents:
Defendants' motion for summary judgment: 2013 WL 10350453
Plaintiff's opposition: 2013 WL 10350419
Joint pretrial memorandum: 2013 WL 10350430
Verdict form: 2015 WL 1326374

Case Name:

Docket/File Number:

Result Amount:
Defense Verdict

Result Date:
February 26, 2015

Douglas E. Smith

Plaintiff: Steven M. Burris, Law Offices of Steven M. Burris, Las Vegas, NV
Plaintiff: Samuel B. Benham, Law Offices of Steven M. Burris, Las Vegas, NV
Defendant: Christian M. Orme, Hutchison & Steffen L.L.C., Las Vegas, NV

Result Type:
Jury Trial

Plaintiff: None mentioned
Defendant: None mentioned

Breakdown of Award:
Defense Verdict

Summary of Facts:
Serena Tsosie, an adult woman, reportedly suffered a subdural hematoma as a result of a slip and fall in which she slipped on a wet marble floor at a hotel owned and operated by defendants Paris Las Vegas Operating Company L.L.C. and Paris Las Vegas Propco L.L.C., both d/b/a Paris Las Vegas, causing her to fall onto the back of her head. The plaintiff alleged the defendant knew a wet marble floor was dangerous but failed to take extra precautions during rainstorms to reduce the hazards of the wet floor, such as placing mats and safety cones in high risk areas, and violated its own safety policies by failing to place any safety cones at the outdoor approach to the wet marble floor. The defendant raised affirmative defenses such as third-party negligence and failure to mitigate damages and claimed they had placed mats in the entryway and placed a caution sign in the entryway.

Westlaw Citation:
2015 WL 1407841

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