In December 2012, Partner Bart Ridley and Associate Tiffany Cravey obtained a total defense verdict from a jury in Navarro County, Texas, in favor of a retail grocery store.
This premises liability case arose from a slip and fall that occurred after a refrigeration drain became clogged causing a significant amount of water to accumulate on the sales floor of the store. Plaintiff asserted that the lack of adequate warnings about the water caused her to fall and suffer injury. Plaintiff, an employee of the local candy factory, claimed an aggravation of a previous cervical fusion surgery, and on-going problems with severe headaches, and sought the recovery of damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, mental anguish and lost wages. The jury found Plaintiff solely responsible for the fall, and refused to award any monetary damages.