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Premises Liability

Premises Liability / August 12, 2014

Court/Case No: Michigan Court of Appeals/312685

Tried/Argued Before: Judge

Demand: $25,000

Verdict: $0 - summary disposition in Atlas' favor entered on appeal

Name of Judge(s): Hon. Cynthia Diane Stephens; Hon. Michael J. Riordan; Hon. Michael J. Kelly (dissent)

Keys to the Case:

Detailed brief writing, and a thorough understanding of appellate procedure, ultimately led the Court of Appeals to hold that a patch of ice near the entrance to a supermarket was open and obvious, and was not effectively unavoidable, where the store patron observed the ice on her way into the store, elected to enter anyway, and slipped on her way out; plaintiff’s argument that snow may have been shoveled over the ice while plaintiff was in the store was held to be of no consequence to the special aspects analysis.


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