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Simcha Berman fell and was severely injured while descending a path that abuts the paved portion of The Cliff Walk, a major Newport tourist attraction that runs along Newport’s shoreline. Berman and his then-wife (together, Plaintiffs) sued the State and other defendants not related to this appeal. The jury found that the State was not negligent in inspecting, maintaining, and repairing the location where Berman fell. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) judgment was correctly entered for the state; and (2) the trial court did not err in refusing to grant Plaintiffs’ motions for judgment as a matter of law, a new trial, and to vacate the judgment.