Ohio Panel Reverses Judgment For Utility Contractor In Negligence Action

(June 15, 2016, 7:51 AM EDT) -- CINCINNATI — An Ohio appellate panel on June 10 reversed a grant of summary judgment for a utility’s contractor in a negligence suit, finding that the company had no property interest in the premises and, therefore, could not employ the open-and-obvious doctrine defense (Florence and Edward Eschmann v. RLA Investments, Inc., and Duke Energy Ohio, Inc., et al., No. C-150576, Ohio App., 1st Dist., Hamilton Co.; 2016 Ohio App. LEXIS 2213).

(Opinion available. Document #77-160622-002Z.)

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