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No liability for fall on worn, wet carpet

Phillip Sapienza sued Stu Evans Lincoln Mercury Lakeside in Macomb County after he fell while getting out of his car.  Sapienza argued that the dealership negligently caused his fall, which occurred when he stepped on worn and wet carpet while exiting his car after parking in Defendant's facility.  The Court ruled that Sapienza had not met his duty of proving that the Defendant had notice of the wet area where he fell, since it was a "high-traffic area" and the liquid could have been present "for five hours or five minutes."

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