Friday, September 19, 2014
Parking Lot Liability
The Mississippi Supreme Court handed down Jones v. Imperial Palace of Mississippi yesterday located here. The Supreme Court ultimately reinstated the trial court's decision to grant summary judgment in favor of the casino concerning a patron tripping over a misaligned parking bumper. There was a two justice dissent which is pretty compelling and has a good list of information to look for in these kind of cases. Ironically, I had one of these cases a few years back with slightly better facts. In the case I had there were multiple witnesses that there had been an ongoing problem with the same particular parking bumper which my client ultimately tripped over. With this information, we were able to work out a favorable resolution. This seems to be what the court was hinting was lacking in the Jones case.