Man who slipped and fell because of spilled alcohol cannot sue nightclub.
In Nicholson v. Eagle Theater Entertainment, LLC, the Court of Appeals affirmed the trial judge's grant of summary disposition to the defendant. Nicholson had sued after slipping in a puddle of liquid and falling, suffering injury. Since Nicholson didn't know who caused the spill or how long it was present, he attempted to argue that the nightclub should be held liable because it had no inspection policy and inadequate lighting.
The Court held that the policy cited by the plaintiff does not apply in a normal commercial setting and that Nicholson was required to show how long the spill was present in order to meet his duty of proving that nightclub employees were negligent.