In November 2010, Plaintiff walked out of a tavern front door, slipped and fell, sustaining injuries. A freezing sleet storm had begun a short time before Plaintiff exited the tavern. O’Meara, Leer, Wagner and Kohl represented the Defendant tavern owner.
On September 17, 2012, Hennepin County Judge Thomas Sipkins granted Defendant’s motion for summary judgment by holding Defendant could wait for the end of the freezing rainstorm, and a reasonable time thereafter, before removing ice and snow from its outside entrants, walks, platform, or steps without violating its duty to Plaintiff to exercise reasonable care, as a matter of law. Plaintiff’s claims were dismissed with prejudice.