Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Premises Liability

Many times individuals are harmed by the lack of adequate security on a premises.  This was the issue today in Bennett v. Highland Park Apartments located here.  The trial court originally granted summary judgment to the Defendant.  The Court of Appeals reversed finding there were genuine issues of fact regarding the danger on the premises and the Defendant's knowledge of it.  The Court of Appeals seemed to pick on the fact that there was an expert witness combined with several eyewitnesses which made summary judgment inappropriate.  The expert witness seemed to help establish that if proper security had deem provided, the Plaintiff would not have been injured.   This is a good case to file away.

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