Smith Wins Summary Judgment

July 08, 2010.

       Leland Smith successfully argued a Motion for Summary Judgment for a restaurant that had been sued by a customer who fell in the ladies' restroom, and claimed her fall was caused by a slippery floor. The Defendant presented proof that the restroom had been recently inspected, at which time the floor had been found to be clean and dry. The Court determined that there was no proof of negligence on the part of the restaurant. The Plaintiff's speculation about what might have caused the floor to be slippery was insufficient to defeat the Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment.