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Freeman and Bates Win Summary Judgment for Landlord

September 6, 2022

Nicholas Freeman (Partner-Orlando, FL) and Morgan Bates (Associate-Orlando, FL) obtained a summary judgment in the Pinellas County, FL 6th Judicial Circuit Court in August 2022. The case involved a claim by the plaintiff alleging he sustained injuries after a portion of a ceiling fell on him, causing spinal herniations and a traumatic brain injury. At the time of the incident, our landlord client had rented the subject premises to a female tenant, and the plaintiff was her guest. 

After the completion of discovery and depositions, Nick filed a motion for summary judgment based upon the lack of notice of the dangerous condition to our client. The court agreed that the lack of notice was fatal to the plaintiff's case and granted judgment in favor of the landlord.

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