Dismissal After Trial of Passenger Claims Against City Bus is Affirmed by Eastern Section

MARY SUE COOK V. EAST TENNESSEE HUMAN RESOURCE AGENCY, INC., ET. AL.
Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Ronald J. Attanasio, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Mary Sue Cook.

Nathan D. Rowell and Brian R. Bibb, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellee, East Tennessee Human Resource Agency, Inc.

Judge: MCCLARTY

This is a negligence case in which Passenger sued ETHRA and Driver for injuries she sustained when exiting an ETHRA public transit vehicle. The trial court dismissed the claim against Driver but denied ETHRA’s motion for summary judgment. Following a bench trial, the court dismissed the claim against ETHRA, holding that Passenger failed to prove that Driver was negligent. Passenger appeals. We affirm the decision of the trial court.

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