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ARTICLE ID 186070

OF 65% NEGLIGENCE VS. THIRD PARTY DEFENDANT AND 35% VS. DEFENDANT MALL SECURITY COMPANY Negligent Security – Plaintiff contends security guards negligently opt to chase third party defendant, resulting in his falling from stairway onto plaintiff – Thoracic compression fracture – Foot fracture – Vertigo – Damages stipulated at $________.

Middlesex County, NJ

The plaintiff mall shopper contended that as she was walking on the first level and next to the stairway, she was struck by the third party defendant who fell approximately nine to ten feet from the stairway. The plaintiff contended that the defendant security company negligently opted to chase the other patron, causing a dangerous situation.

The security company denied that it chased the other patron and contended that its policy is to not conduct chases. The third party defendant indicated that he was being chased and had opted to attempt to slide down the bannister to make his escape when he lost his balance and fell.

The plaintiff suffered a thoracic compression fracture, a foot fracture and contended that the trauma resulted in the development of vertigo. The case was tried on liability only. Damages were stipulated at $________.The jury found the third party defendant 65% negligent and the security company 35% negligent. The third party defendant is uninsured and the security company is liable for $________.

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