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Court Reluctantly Confirms Open and Obvious Doctrine in Ordinary Negligence Claims Involving Snow and Ice

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Appellate court reluctantly applies open and obvious doctrine in snow and ice case involving claim of ordinary negligence. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Open & Obvious Doctrine, Premises Liability

Low Light and Black Ice Does Not Avoid Open and Obvious

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Michigan Supreme Court ruling reinforces open and obvious doctrine in black ice case. Continue Reading ›

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When Documenting Incidents What you Don't see on Video may be 'Must See TV'

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This final installment of our four-part incident documentation series takes a look at the power of surveillance video and photos... or the lack thereof. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Open & Obvious Doctrine, Premises Liability, Retail Liability, Risk Management, Snow & Ice Claims

Appellate Court Ruling 'Potentially Dangerous' for Premises Owners

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Appellate court reverses trial court ruling favoring bar owner in premises liability case, and in so doing, creates notice and open and obvious doctrine questions of fact. Continue Reading ›

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Supreme Court Grants Relief to Premises Owners in 'Open and Obvious' Cases

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The Michigan Supreme Court recently doubled-down on the plain meaning of "open and obvious" in premises liability claims by reversing two lower appellate court rulings. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Open & Obvious Doctrine, Premises Liability, Snow & Ice Claims

Caught on Tape: A Shift in Premises Liability?

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Implementing a surveillance video retention policy can help businesses defend against premises liability claims. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Open & Obvious Doctrine, Premises Liability, Risk Management
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