ADTA Member Steve Pennell Receives Summary Judgment in Slip & Fall

2/29/2016


ADTA Member Steve Pennell, Stuart & Branigin, Lafayette, IN  - Court Grants Summary Judgment in Slip & Fall.

The plaintiff brought suit against Menard seeking to recover damages for injuries to the plaintiff when she slipped and fell in a puddle of water on the store floor. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of Menard because the undisputed facts showed that Menard did not have actual or constructive knowledge of the spill prior to the accident. None of the Menard employees had seen the spill, and there was no evidence how the spill occurred. Menard showed it regularly inspected the store for any spills or hazards and the spill probably had occurred less than ten minutes before the plaintiff slipped and fell.
 
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