Summary Judgment Granted In A Slip And Fall Case Involving A Vendor

Stacy D. Fulco

Stacy Fulco represented a grocery store and a vendor claimed he slipped and fell in the back receiving room, while delivering product to the store. The plaintiff claimed he stepped over the corner of an empty pallet and his foot slipped on a loose strawberry on the floor next to the pallet.  The plaintiff admitted he did not need to step over the pallet, as there was room to push his load down the path.  The Cook County court ruled the store did not have constructive notice of the strawberry and summary judgment was granted.  The plaintiff did not appeal.