Endre v. Arnold NJ Super. A.D., 1997

November 19, 2014

Endre v. Arnold N.J. Super. A.D.,1997

Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.

John T. ENDRE, as administrator ad prosequendum for the Estate of Terrill Jan Endre, Plaintiff-Appellant,


Diane ARNOLD, Defendant-Respondent.

Argued March 25, 1997.

Decided April 24, 1997.

Administrator of social guest’s estate brought wrongful death-survivorship action against host arising out of guest’s fall down stairs in which he sustained fatal injuries. The Superior Court, Law Division, Burlington County, granted summary judgment for host. Administrator appealed. The Superior Court, Appellate Division, Muir, Jr., J.A.D., held that: (1) alleged defects in stairway were obvious such that host did not breach her duty of care to social guest as to conditions of property, and (2) host’s delay in rendering aid to social guest was not proximate cause of guest’s death.


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