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PREMISES LIABILITY: Appellate Court affirms trial court’s finding that defendant store owner lacked constructive notice of puddle in store aisle

Plaintiff sued the defendant store owner for negligence after she allegedly slipped and fell on a puddle of water while shopping.  The trial court granted summary judgment for the defendant on the basis that it had no actual or constructive…

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MOTOR VEHICLE TORTS: Trial court finds state employee not immune from liability where claims against him in his individual capacity did not allege that he was acting within scope of his employment

Plaintiffs were injured when a vehicle driven by a state employee collided with their vehicle.  They filed a four-count complaint against the employee and the state.  Two counts were asserted against the state, alleging that the employee was acting within…

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