Summary Judgment Obtained

Sweeny, Wingate & Barrow, P.A. partner Ryan Holt recently obtained summary judgment for a retailer in a premises liability case. The plaintiff claimed that she slipped on a foreign substance but failed to identify its source or how long it had been present.  On brief, she argued that the jury could infer that a store employee must have removed food packaging from the scene because it was not found in the vicinity, and therefore the store had notice of the substance on the ground.  The court ruled that this argument would require the jury to layer too many inferences and granted summary judgment for the retailer.

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