Kentucky Supreme Court Reverses, Says Hotel Can Be Liable For Slip And Fall

(October 9, 2015, 8:46 AM EDT) -- LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky appellate court erred in finding that a hotel could not be held liable for a slip-and-fall accident pursuant to the 47-year-old precedent set in Standard Oil Co. v. Manis (433 S.W.2d 856 [Ky. 1968]), a divided Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Sept. 24 (James Carter v. Bullitt Host LLC, No. 13-325, Ky. Sup.).

(Decision available. Document #77-151014-025Z.)

According to Judge Mary C. Noble, writing for the majority, “the law of the Commonwealth” was changed in the 1984 case of Hilen v. Hays...
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