Torts Keyed to Franklin
Gordon v. American Museum of Natural History
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Plaintiff was walking down the entrance stairs from the American Museum of Natural History when he fell and was injured. He claimed that he saw a piece of white, waxy paper near his foot as he fell. He further alleged that the paper came from a nearby concession stand that Defendant contracted to have present. Plaintiff sued Defendant, claiming that Defendant’s employees were negligent in not discovering and removing the paper before Plaintiff slipped on it. The case was submitted to the jury on the theory that Defendant had either actual or constructive notice of the dangerous condition. The jury found for Plaintiff and the appellate division affirmed. Defendant appealed.
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