More open and obvious
Hope Hanson's claim against Holiday Stores, arising out of her broken elbow, was dismissed because she "could have observed" that a red mat laid on the store floor overlapped a brown mat, creating a trip hazard. As a result, the Court held that the store had no duty to eliminate the trip hazard. We're not sure why Michigan retailers or homeowners even bother with premises liability coverage any longer: the Court has eliminated any duty to take reasonable care of your premises, and we are paying premiums for protection against a phantom liability exposure.
Has your liability coverage premium come down in the past few years? The number of actionable cases has been reduced by well over one-half. And the premium dollars have been converted to insurance company profits.