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Erin R. Frost Wins Defense Verdict in Orange County

November 22, 2021

Partner Erin R. Frost obtained an outstanding defense verdict for our retail client in a jury trial before Hon. Craig. S. Brown in Supreme Court, Orange County.  The plaintiff claimed that a substance on her shoe caused her to slip and fall after she retrieved an item from the top shelf in the seasonal aisle.  The plaintiff alleged that the slippery substance transferred from the store’s mobility scooter to her shoe.  Plaintiff also claimed that the display was defectively designed.

The plaintiff’s actions were captured on the store’s video surveillance system.  We retained an imaging sciences expert to enhance still images and conduct a frame-by-frame analysis of the video surveillance footage, which was shown to the jury by our trial technician.  The video and still images revealed that the plaintiff slipped and fell on a stuffed animal that she had knocked off the shelf.

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Our litigation attorneys represent individuals and corporations in general liability, tort and insurance defense matters ranging from personal injury and insurance coverage disputes to large-scale commercial litigation. Clients frequently engage our litigators to act as trial counsel in high-exposure cases, and we have extensive experience in appellate litigation involving liability and insurance matters.

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Cullen and Dykman ( has been providing legal services to institutional clients since 1850. The firm represents a wide range of clients, including banks and other financial institutions, energy, telecommunications and water companies, construction companies, insurers, educational institutions, religious organizations, and not-for-profits. With over 190 attorneys in seven offices located throughout the Northeast and MidAtlantic regions, Cullen and Dykman is strategically positioned to meet the changing needs and demands of our clients.

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