Christopher M. Myatt, an attorney in Spicer Rudstrom’s Memphis office, recently prevailed on a Motion for Summary Judgment for a national retailer in a premises liability case. The plaintiff tripped and fell over a metal corner guard installed adjacent to an island cooler in a grocery store. The plaintiff then alleged that the corner guard constituted a dangerous and defective condition that the grocery store created. No proof existed that the corner guard violated any building code or industry standard or was in any state of disrepair. The plaintiff simply tripped over a fixed object and sought damages for his injuries.

After hearing arguments from the parties and evidence that corner guards are standard in the retail industry, the Court found that the corner guard was not unreasonably dangerous as a matter of law and dismissed the plaintiff’s complaint.


Chris is a partner in Spicer Rudstrom’s Memphis office. His practice is concentrated primarily in the areas of premises liability, business and commercial representation, product liability, and insurance coverage.