NJ High Court Revives Negligence Suit Over Elevator Injury

Law360 (July 17, 2018, 8:35 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday revived a lawsuit from a woman who was injured by closing elevator doors at her Hackensack building, ruling that she is entitled to an inference of negligence in her claims against a condominium association and related parties.

The state’s highest court unanimously upended a state appellate panel ruling last year that upheld the summary judgment dismissal of Maureen McDaid’s negligence action, saying the lower court erred in concluding she could not establish inference under the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur, a Latin phrase meaning “the thing speaks for itself.”

“The res ipsa inference of...

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