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Ryan Spitz Successfully Obtained Summary Judgment Dismissing Plaintiff’s Complaint Against the Firm’s Client in a Premises Liability Case

April 10, 2024

Ryan Spitz, an associate in the firm’s General Liability, Tort and Insurance Defense Department, successfully obtained summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s complaint against the firm’s client in a premises liability case. The plaintiff alleged that they slipped and fell on grapes in a store operated by defendant. The court found that the plaintiff failed to produce evidence in opposition that defendant created the alleged hazard, had actual notice of the alleged hazard, or that the grapes were on the floor for a sufficient length of time prior to the accident to permit its employees to discover and remedy the condition.

About Cullen and Dykman’s General Liability, Tort and Insurance Defense Department

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.

About Cullen and Dykman

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 180 attorneys in seven offices located throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, Cullen and Dykman is strategically positioned to meet the changing needs and demands of our clients.

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