The plaintiff claimed that she slipped and fell on some debris that was dark, slippery and smelled of rotten banana on the main walkway of the parking lot as she was leaving a Shop Rite grocery store. She filed suit for negligent maintenance of the premises. Defendants moved for summary judgment, arguing that the store had no actual or constructive notice of the spill. The plaintiff In opposition to the motion, argued that the substance that caused her to fall constituted a dangerous condition of lasting duration.  Plaintiff further argued that Shop Rite had actual notice of a dangerous condition because it had received general complaints regarding debris near the parking lot garbage cans.  However, the Court found that general notice of a frequent occurrence was not sufficient to show actual notice of a current transitory spill.  The Court, in concluding that the substance amounted to a transitory spill, found no evidence of actual notice to the store of the banana’s presence, and concluded that a jury would have to resort to improper speculation. For a detailed summary of Karten v. Shop Rite, visit the following URL: http://blog.wcmlaw.com/2019/02/general-notice-of-frequent-occurrence-not-sufficient-to-show-actual-notice-of-current-transitory-spill-pa/