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Lowry and Ebert Secure Arbitration Decision

August 2, 2018

Michael Lowry (Partner-Las Vegas) and Amanda Ebert (Associate-Las Vegas) won an arbitration decision for a national discount retailer's store on the Las Vegas Strip where a customer fell while descending a flight of stairs. The customer alleged there was a slippery substance on the stairs, but failed to introduce any evidence of it. Post-fall inspections documented that the stairs were clean, in good condition and clear of any debris. At the arbitration hearing, the store manager testified that he personally responded to the fall and made all of these observations. The customer also testified but admitted on cross-examination that he could not identify, or even describe, what caused his fall. The arbitrator later issued a defense decision. The guest subsequently agreed to dismiss in exchange for a waiver of fees and costs. 

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