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PREMISES LIABILITY

PALM BEACH CIRCUIT COURT

A jury awarded $500,672 to a woman who fell in a Walmart store.

On May 1, 2016, Sandi Ng, then 49, was walking in a heavily trafficked area of a Walmart store in West Palm Beach when she slipped and fell. Ng claimed she slipped on liquid that had been left on the floor for about 45 minutes, causing bulging lumbar discs and cervical sprains and strains. Ng’s counsel claimed a video showed a child slipping in the same area before Ng, so store employees should have known about the spill and cleaned it up.

Wal-Mart Stores East LP claimed its employees are trained to clean up dangerous conditions and they didn’t know about the spill. It also claimed the child in the video was playing around and the spill occurred 90 seconds before Ng’s fall.

Case: Ng v. Wal-Mart Stores East

Case No.: 50-2017-CA-000528-XXXX-MB

Plaintiffs attorneys: Spencer T. Kuvin and Carl J. Wald, Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, West Palm Beach

Defense attorneys: Matthew McElligott and David M. Tarlow, Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, Fort Lauderdale