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Hartline Barger Wins Summary Judgment in Dallas County Premises Liability Case

Hartline Barger announced a summary judgment victory today. Attorneys Brian Rawson, Roy McKay, and Stephen Elkind successfully obtained summary judgment in favor of a commercial property manager in a premises liability case brought by a patron who claimed she tripped and fell due to a dangerous condition on the sidewalk of the property.

The plaintiff was a patron at a popular shopping center in Dallas, Texas and broke her wrist as a result of her fall. The plaintiff filed suit against the property manager and affiliated companies in September 2018, seeking over $100,000 in damages.

Hartline Barger LLP responded with a summary judgment motion, arguing that (1) the condition of the side-walk was open and obvious and not unreasonably dangerous and (2) Plaintiff lacked essential evidence to meet her burden of proof to show the property manager knew or should have known of the allegedly dangerous condition.

On June 26, 2020, Dallas County District Judge Mark Greenberg granted the motion for summary judgment in full and dismissed the all the plaintiff’s claims with prejudice.

CAUSE/CASE NO: CC-18-05182-E

Judge: Mark Greenberg

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