Stacy Fulco Obtains Summary Judgment In Retail Litigation Matter

Stacy D. Fulco

Stacy Fulco obtained summary judgment in a retail litigation matter pending in Cook County, Illinois. The plaintiff slipped and fell due to water on the floor of a store. As a result of the fall, the plaintiff suffered an ankle fracture that required surgery. Stacy argued that summary judgment was warranted because the plaintiff provided no evidence of the source of the water, the length of time the water was on the floor and no evidence of notice to the store. Using store surveillance footage, Stacy proved that the store inspected the area minutes before the incident and no water was found.  Using the footage she also argued that the only possible source of the water was a customer’s water bottle.  The court agreed with all of the defense arguments and granted summary judgment.