Was Lack of Nonskid Strips on Staircase Cause of Tenant's Fall?

LVT Number: #31200

Tenant sued landlord for negligence after slipping on a building staircase between the first floor and the basement. Tenant claimed that her fall was caused by the stair itself, which was made of smooth granite and lacked any non-skid friction strips or anything else to prevent a fall. She also claimed the lack of non-skid treads was a Building Code violation. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case without a trial.

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