CONNIE REDMOND v. WALMART STORES, INC., ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Dec 23, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Robert L. Vogel, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Connie Redmond.

Attorneys 2:

G. Andrew Rowlett and Meredith L. Hiester, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Wal- Mart Stores, Inc.

Judge(s): ARMSTRONG

This is a personal injury case. Appellant slipped and fell in a puddle of water while on Appellee’s premises. Appellant’s attorney filed her complaint one day after the statute of limitations had run on her claim. Appellee filed a motion for summary judgment, arguing that Appellant’s suit was time-barred. The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of Appellee. Appellant appeals, arguing that the discovery rule tolled the statute of limitations because all of appellant’s injuries could not be discovered on the same date as the fall. Alternatively, Appellant argues that the trial court erred when it did not grant an enlargement of the statute of limitations under Tennessee Rule of Civil Procedure 6.02. Discerning no error, we affirm and remand.

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