Jennifer White Secures Summary Judgment Ruling in Favor of Insured Realtor and Real Estate Agency in Trip-and-Fall Case
Clausen Miller attorney Jennifer White obtained a summary judgment ruling for a realtor and real estate agency in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court in Osceola County, Florida.
The plaintiff was an attendee at an open house hosted by the insured realtor and real estate agency who allegedly tripped over an exposed sprinkler head located on a road verge in front of the home.
The defense filed a motion for summary judgment, arguing that the realtor and real estate agency had no legal duty to keep the nearby road verge free from unreasonably dangerous conditions. Judge Tom Young granted the motion, holding that the defendants neither created nor controlled the road verge on which the risk existed. Judge Young further acknowledged that the plaintiff had traversed a landscaped area instead of utilizing a nearby crosswalk and was thus held to know that the road verge presented a hazard to walking.
Jennifer focuses her practice on the areas of professional liability and casualty defense. She is skilled in defending clients in complex, multi-district, class action litigation and individual federal and state court litigation, as well as internal and regulatory investigations in response to probes launched by various state Attorneys General and regulatory bodies.