Premise Liability Case Ends Favorably at Motion for Summary Judgment Hearing – Jack Daniel
Jack Daniel obtained summary judgment for a Myrtle Beach business owner in a premises liability action. The Defendant, a small retail business in a multi-store shopping complex, was sued for personal injury claims stemming from an incident that happened in front of its store. Jack presented the lease agreements and maintenance history for the property and argued that retail business was not responsible for maintaining the common area of the commercial property where Plaintiff was injured. After reviewing initial discovery and the property records, the Circuit Court agreed and found that the small retail business could not be liable to Plaintiff when the company did not control the area where she was injured.