August 23, 2011, a $175,000 settlement was reached on behalf of an 22-year-old Plaintiff who on 2/19/09 while attending a college basketball game at Madison Square Garden (“MSG”), was caused to trip and fall while descending a staircase in the stadium. The Defendants alleged that conditions within the stadium were open and obvious, and that the Plaintiff’s consumption of alcohol lead to her fall. However, Plaintiff was able to successfully contend that the painted edging of the step where she fell was worn, and the staircase lacked proper handrail(s), which was the subject of a nationwide recommendation (in 2008) followed by other arenas and stadiums, but not MSG.