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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

Witness Statements Bolster Incident Documentation

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Part three of this four-part premises liability series focuses on the strategic issues one should consider when collecting witness statements as part of an incident report procedure. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Premises Liability, Retail Liability, Snow & Ice Claims

The Importance of Incident Reports in Premises Liability Claims

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In this second part of our four-part series on premises liability documentation, we take a look at the importance of detailed incident reports as a means for defending against a plaintiff's slip, trip and fall claim. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Premises Liability, Risk Management, Snow & Ice Claims

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

And the Survey Says...!

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Appellate court affirms trial court's ruling to allow land survey as evidence in slip and fall liability case. Continue Reading ›

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

Court Rules Snow Covered Parking Lot May Represent 'Special Aspect' in Premises Liability Case

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Applying "open and obvious" doctrine just got tougher following recent appellate court ruling that a snow covered parking lot may represent a 'special aspect.' Continue Reading ›

Tags: Commercial Real Estate, Premises Liability, Residential Liability, Snow & Ice Claims

Appellate Court Rules... You’ve Got (To Get) Mail

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The need to access one’s mailbox may constitute an “extenuating circumstance” such that Michigan’s open and obvious danger doctrine will not bar potential recovery. Continue Reading ›

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