Motion for Summary Judgment Obtained for Non-Profit Property Owners – Mike Ethridge, Jack Daniel
Mike Ethridge and Jack Daniel recently obtained dismissal for two non-profit entities facing several million dollars in alleged damages. The case involved three plaintiffs that were victims of violent criminal assaults at condominium complex owned by the non-profit companies. The assailants that committed the assaults both received extensive prison sentences, and Plaintiffs then sued several parties alleging that they failed to implement proper security measures at the housing complex where the assaults took place. After initial discovery, Jack Daniel argued for summary judgment on behalf of the non-profit property owners. The Circuit Court granted the motion, agreeing that as commercial landlords, the two non-profits did not owe a general duty to protect the Plaintiffs’ from criminal acts of third parties.