Shareholders Glenn E. “Charlie” Ireland and W. Walker Moss, and Associate Anna Saunders, recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of a national retail and hospitality client in a premises liability lawsuit pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. The lawsuit was initiated when the plaintiff alleged she was injured due to the defendant’s negligent and wanton conduct while visiting the defendant’s premises.
The defendant argued that the plaintiff failed to prove it had knowledge or notice of the alleged defective condition prior to the accident and denied that it had created the hazard. The court agreed with the defendant, finding that the plaintiff had failed to establish what the defendant knew, or should have known, of the alleged defective condition. The court expressly concluded that all the plaintiff’s claims failed as a matter of law and dismissed the case in its entirety.
Well done, Charlie, Walker and Anna!