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Court Reinforces Principle That Landowners Generally Have no Duty to Prevent Criminal Acts

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A party cannot overcome insufficient deposition testimony through a contradictory affidavit. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Premises Liability, Retail Liability

Don't Drink and File... a Lawsuit

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If you can’t remember last night at the bar, you probably shouldn't file a lawsuit when you wake up in the hospital. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Liquor Liability, Premises Liability

Michigan Court of Appeals Affirms Black Ice Remains Open and Obvious

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In new unpublished case, Michigan Court of Appeals rules black ice is open and obvious. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Open & Obvious, Premises Liability

Phantom Employees Create a 'Question of Fact' for Notice Defense

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Don’t be spooked by your own “phantom employees” in premises liability cases. Continue Reading ›

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Social Media can Derail Defense of Your Premises Liability Case

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You could feel like a sad face emoji if comments found on your own social media accounts bolster a plaintiff’s premises liability claim. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Commercial Real Estate, Premises Liability, Real Estate

Heads up! Baseball, Hotdogs and… Personal Risk at the Ball Park?

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An afternoon at the ball park could include foul balls, broken bats and flying hot dogs, so understand your personal risk before buying your tickets! Continue Reading ›

Tags: Premises Liability

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 ›

Tags: Open & Obvious Doctrine, Premises Liability

Gift of the Magi-ority: Supreme Court Hands Premises Owners Golden Opinion on Notice Defense

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Michigan Supreme Court gives premises owners early holiday present, ruling “reasonable inspection” not required in slip and fall claim. 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
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