July 16, 1979
In a negligence action to recover damages for personal injuries, plaintiff appeals from an order and judgment (one paper) of the Supreme Court, Nassau County, entered March 23, 1979, in favor of the defendant, upon the trial court's dismissal of the complaint at the close of plaintiff's case at a jury trial. Order and judgment affirmed, without costs or disbursements. On September 29, 1976 plaintiff slipped and fell in defendant supermarket. There is no evidence that defendant had notice of any condition or substance on the floor that could have caused the fall. "Proof of notice, either actual or constructive, has always been said to be essential to recovery by a customer who has fallen because of a foreign substance on the floor of a supermarket or store" (Cameron v. Bohack Co., 27 A.D.2d 362, 364). Since there is no such proof here the complaint was properly dismissed. Lazer, J.P., Margett, Martuscello and Mangano, JJ., concur.