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ARTICLE ID 21751
- PRODUCTS LIABILITY - ALLEGED PROPENSITY OF SHOPPING CART TO TIP - ALLEGED SLIPPERY FLOOR IN SUPERMARKET - CART TIPS WHILE BEING PUSHED BY NINE-YEAR-OLD WITH TWO-YEAR-OLD INFANT PLAINTIFF INSIDE - LIABILITY ONLY.
The plaintiff contended that the defendant manufacturers shopping
cart was defectively designed because the center of gravity was
allegedly too far to the front, permitting the cart to topple
upon relatively minimal force. The plaintiff also contended that
the co-defendant supermarket negligently failed to warn of a
slippery floor after waxing. The plaintiffs brother testified
that he observed a floor buffer in the aisle after the incident
occurred. The brother contended that as he was wheeling the car
with the infant plaintiff inside and his mother in the general
vicinity, when he slipped on the floor and the cart toppled forward.
The defendant manufacturer contended that the center of gravity
was appropriate and that the cause of the incident was probable
horseplay by the infant plaintiffs brother. The defendant
supermarket denied buffing the floor at about that the time and
contended that such work is only performed when the store is
closed. The plaintiff countered that the store was undergoing
renovations and probably cleaned more frequently than would
generally be the case. The jury found for both defendants. Weiss
vs. Unarco Industries, Inc. Index no. ________/86; Judge Marquette
L. Floyd, 9-9-92. Attorney for plaintiff: Ira Hariton from
Bayshore; Attorney for defendant manufacturer: Joseph Holotka of
OHagan & Reilly in Islip; Attorney for defendant supermarket:
Geoffrey Pforr of Mineola.
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