Mississippi High Court Reverses, Finds Lessor Owed No Duty To Nightclub Patron

(May 23, 2016, 2:03 PM EDT) -- JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Supreme Court on May 19 found that the owner of a property on which a nightclub operates is entitled to summary judgment because she did not exercise sufficient control of the premises to owe a duty of care to protect a club patron from assault, reversing a lower court (Cynthia B. Adams v. Anthony S. Hughes, Jr., No. 2015-IA-00167-SCT, Miss. Sup.; 2016 Miss. LEXIS 204).

(Opinion available. Document #77-160525-019Z.)

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