A woman who was injured in the 2016 elevator crash at Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center has had her lawsuit against the elevator companies dismissed because she failed to produce an expert supporting her claims, a state judge has said.

In September, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Shelley Robins New dismissed the claims that Beverly Smith brought against four elevator companies, arguing their alleged negligence caused the 2016 elevator crash that left a sheriff’s deputy paralyzed and rocked the legal community. In a newly released opinion, Robins New shed light on her reasons for dismissing the case, and asked the state Superior Court to affirm her decision that dismissed the cases on summary judgment.

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