Associate Jennifer Cheong successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of BMM client, a commercial tenant with dismissal against the plaintiff, a convenience grocery store in West New York, NJ. The suit was filed by two longtime residential tenants alleging severe personal injuries and property damages due to a catastrophic fire at the four-story building. While it was alleged that the fire originated in our client’s store, the official investigation deemed the cause and origin of the fire as “undetermined.” At the close of discovery, Ms. Cheong moved for summary judgment arguing the plaintiffs failed to establish their case; specifically, they failed to show that our client was negligent or that the plaintiff could rely upon doctrine of res ipsa loquitur. After reviewing the motions and hearing oral argument, the court dismissed the complaint in favor of our client. This successful result prior to trial garnered a positive outcome for our client.