DAVID G. ROGERS, EX. REL. KAREN WRIGHT v. AUTOZONE STORES, INC. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Aug 22, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Aubrey T. Givens and John Jay Clark, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, David G. Rogers, ex. rel. Karen Wright.

Attorneys 2:

Stephen B. Morton and Joseph C. Johnsen, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Autozone Stores, Inc.

Judge(s): MCCLARTY

This is a premises liability case in which Karen Wright alleged that she slipped in a puddle of water and fell on the floor while exiting an Autozone store. She filed suit against Autozone Stores, Inc., claiming negligence. Autozone Stores, Inc. filed a motion for summary judgment, asserting that Karen Wright could not prove that it caused the condition which led to her fall or that it had actual or constructive notice of the condition prior to her fall. Autozone Stores, Inc. also alleged that Karen Wright could not recover because she was 50 percent or more at fault for her injuries. Following a hearing, the trial court granted the motion for summary judgment and dismissed the case. Karen Wright appeals. We affirm the decision of the trial court.

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