COOPER SINGLETARY, ET AL. v. GATLINBURLIER, INC., ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Apr 25, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Glenna W. Overton-Clark, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Cooper Singletary.

Attorneys 2:

Robert A. Crawford, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Gatlinburlier, Inc. d/b/a Gatlinburlier Tobacconist, et al.

Judge(s): BENNETT

This is a premises liability action. A visitor fainted and fell into an antique, glass display case located in a retail store in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The glass in the case shattered, piercing her chest and causing her death. Her husband sued the retail store and the mall in which it operated for negligence. The defendants filed a motion for summary judgment, which the trial court granted, finding that the injuries were not reasonably foreseeable. We affirm.