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Slip and Fall Lawsuit Filed Against Bronx Theater

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A Theater in the Bronx and a Synagogue have had a slip and fall lawsuit filed against them by a man that broke his leg while attending a dinner event. A temporary stage and staircase was built over the theater seats for the dinner. The man fell down the staircase.

Attorney Al Bernstone, who is representing the Karans in a lawsuit seeking an as-yet undetermined amount in damages, charged that the theater was negligent and should have constructed a stage that was safe.

“This could have been avoided if the staging area was constructed properly,” said Bernstone.

A woman who answered the telephone at the Riverdale Jewish Center said the executive director was not available for comment. Paradise Theater reps were on vacation.

The dinner was on June 7th at the Paradise Theater. The man also claims that the theater was poorly lit and the tables were too close together.