Andrew Chung Succeeds in Motion for Summary Judgment for Pettit Kohn

On April 27, 2015, Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz successfully brought a Motion for Summary Judgment in a premises liability case venued in Ventura County, California.  Plaintiff, a repeat litigant against one of Pettit Kohn’s largest retail clients, alleged that he sustained head injuries when he bumped into a metallic bag dispenser rack in the produce section of Defendant’s store.  Plaintiff claimed that the rack was negligently affixed to a pillar because it was hidden from customers approaching the produce aisle from behind the pillar.  Relying on the “open and obvious” doctrine, Pettit Kohn effectively argued that the rack was not a dangerous condition and that Plaintiff should have seen and avoided the rack as a matter of law.  The judge agreed with the defense and dismissed the action.  Andrew Chungopens in a new window represented the client on Pettit Kohn’s behalf.