Kevin Bernstein and Roxana Rudolph secure victory in the Court of Appeals of Tennessee with a case that involved a claim for personal injuries that were sustained by a customer of a fast food restaurant.

Janieka Ellington v. Cajun Operating Company, Case No.W2020-00087-COA-R3-CV

On January 20, 2016 a customer was burned with hot grease following an altercation.

The customer brought a premises liability claim against the owner and operator of the restaurant based on the manager’s actions. After initial discovery, the defendants moved for summary judgment, arguing that the manager acted outside of the scope of her employment.

The trial court agreed and granted the defendants’ motion for summary judgment, dismissing the plaintiff’s claims. The plaintiff appealed. The trial court’s decision was affirmed.

Kevin Bernstein focuses on Civil defense litigation, including: Liability (premises and products); Catastrophic Loss; Wrongful Death; Property and Casualty; Transportation; Class Action / Complex Litigation; Construction Defects in the Memphis office.

Roxana Rudolph focuses on Appellate Practice, Corporate and Business Litigation, Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith, and Insurance Defense Litigation in the Memphis office.