Tia Jones Obtained a Summary Judgment for a Hospitality Client in a Premise Liability Case
Tia Jones was successful in securing a summary judgment in a premise liability case in the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida in which the firm represented the Defendant, a hotel. Plaintiff alleged that the hotel was negligent for failing to maintain a rock bed located in the landscaping in a reasonable condition and failing to warn of this rock bed. The motion filed argued that Defendant had no duty to maintain this area as it was not meant for pedestrian use and there was no duty to warn the plaintiff because she admitted to seeing the rock bed prior to stepping into it. The Court agreed, finding that no reasonable person would have believed that the rock bed was meant for pedestrians and while plaintiff knowingly stepped into the rock bed, she did so at her own risk.