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Posted by: Kreis White on Sep 28, 2015

CHARLES GROGAN v. DANIEL UGGLA, ET AL.
Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Matthew E. Wright, Franklin, Tennessee, and Edmund J. Schmidt III, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Charles Grogan.

Daniel W. Olivas, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Jerry Black d/b/a Pillar to Post of Middle Tennessee, and Pillar to Post, Inc.

Judge: MCBRAYER

This appeal concerns a home inspector’s liability for a guest’s injury following the collapse of a homeowner’s second-story deck railing. The accident occurred just one month after the home inspection was performed. In his report to the homeowner, the inspector noted that the deck flooring was warped but failed to report the improper construction of the deck railing. The injured guest filed suit against the homeowner and the home inspector, among others. The inspector moved for summary judgment. The trial court granted summary judgment, finding that the inspector did not owe a legal duty to the guest. We affirm.

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