MATTHEW EPPS V. MARY SONJIA THOMPSON ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Mar 15, 2018

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Peter M. Olson, Clarksville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Matthew Epps.

Attorneys 2:

Barbara Jones Perutelli, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Mary Sonjia Thompson.

Judge(s): BENNETT

A landowner hired an individual she supervised at work to paint her house outside of work. The landowner provided the painter with material and ladders for the job. While he was using the folding ladder and painting one of the house’s eaves, the painter fell to the ground and injured his wrist. The painter sued the landowner for damages, asserting the landowner was negligent for providing him with old ladders that were unsafe. The landowner moved for summary judgment, which the trial court granted after finding the painter was unable to prove cause in fact or proximate cause. The painter appealed, and we affirm the trial court’s judgment.

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