Monday, April 10, 2023

Summary Judgment Denied In Wal-Mart Slip and Fall Case

In the case of Taylor v. Wal-Mart Stores East, LP, No. 2:22-CV-00495-CCW (W.D. Pa. March 2, 2023 Wiegand, J.), the court denied summary judgment in a slip and fall case.

In this matter, the court found that genuine issues of material fact existed as to whether or not the Plaintiff had an opportunity to see and avoid what would have otherwise been an obvious spill on the floor given that the Plaintiff’s view was blocked by other people in the aisle and where the Plaintiff’s attention may have been distracted by one of the Defendant’s employees, who was giving the Plaintiff directions

The court also noted that a reasonable person is not required to be aware of the dangers that may exist at the far end of a relatively lengthy department store aisle.

Anyone wishing to review a copy of this decision may click this LINK.

I send thanks to Attorney James M. Beck of the Philadelphia law office of the Reed Smith law firm.

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