A cruise line recently brought a motion to strike and preclude the testimony of a plaintiff’s expert witness in a personal injury action in which she sought to recover for physical injuries sustained as a result of an accident onboard the ship.
Plaintiff claimed that Defendant was negligent in allowing ping pong balls to collect on a roller skating rink where Plaintiff was roller skating. Plaintiff fell and broke her ankle. She alleged that there was no netting to prevent foreign objects from falling on the skating rink surface or a warning sign to alert for ping pong balls falling on the skating surface. Plaintiff also claimed that the ship’s crew didn’t remedy the dangerous condition.