Shaky Grounds: Pea Gravel Around Fire Pit is Open and Obvious and Does Not Present Special Aspect
Boundaries 12/13/2017

In Duffy v Kinnamon, the appellate court made clear that the special aspects exception to the open and obvious doctrine contemplates only extreme, limited situations. In Duffy, contrary to Plaintiff’s assertions, the pea gravel around Defendant’s fire pit did not create an unreasonable risk of harm. Plaintiff could have avoided the risk of slipping on pea gravel by appreciating that pea gravel shifts, and further, by exercising caution while walking or standing close to the fire pit. This fact scenario and ruling aids in the defense of claims involving falls due to unstable or shaky grounds.

To access the full article: http://bit.ly/2nXn1cl 





Announcing the Next Episode of Secrest Wardle's "MI PIP Monthly"
In The News 01/11/2018

Secrest Wardle Supports 23rd Annual Holiday Food & Gift Drive Sponsored by Troy Police Department & Alliance Mobile Health
In The News 12/27/2017

Secrest Wardle Partner Renee T. Townsend Honored at Michigan Lawyers Weekly 2017 “Up & Coming Lawyers” Awards Celebration
In The News 12/22/2017

Secrest Wardle Welcomes Associate Brett P. Windecker to Troy Location
In The News 12/19/2017

Secrest Wardle Supports Grand Rapids Area Girls Choral Academy at “Let Their Voice Be Heard” Event
In The News 12/07/2017


Click Here For All Press Releases






Trespassing Hands: Michigan Court of Appeals Rules Dog Owners Not Liable When Hand Placed Over Fence is Bitten
Boundaries 01/22/2018

Michigan Court of Appeals Gives Lump of Coal to Holiday Event Attendee
Boundaries 01/18/2018

Employees Only: Utilizing Employee Exit Does Not Make Black Ice Effectively Unavoidable
Boundaries 01/17/2018

Innocence Lost: Court of Appeals Upholds Insurer’s Right to Deny PIP Benefits to Innocent Third Parties
No-Fault Newsline 01/17/2018

Time Bomb: Federal Appeals Court Holds Six-Year Limitations Period Applies for Statutory Based Claim for Payment of Penalty Interest
Safeguards 01/15/2018

View All Publications