Meade v. OTA Hotel Owner LP – Case Brief Summary (New York)

In Meade v. OTA Hotel Owner LP, (76 AD3d 470, 907 N.Y.S.2d 185 [2010]), a plaintiff stuck in a hotel elevator that had stalled between floors who tried to exit the elevator by sliding backwards and attempting to jump to the shaft way below, noting that there was no emergency, the court held that "the intervening, ill-advised and negligent actions of both plaintiff and the hotel employees were not foreseeable, in the ordinary course of events, as arising from a stalled elevator. Plaintiff's injuries arose from a superseding cause, severing any potential liability on the part of Ver-Tech." .