Two inch sidewalk defect is "open and obvious." Owner owes no duty to repair
Lloyd Cash tripped over a two-inch defect in the sidewalk over the property of Woodward Avenue Associates, LLC, and was injured. He attempted to sue the company, arguing that the sidewalk defect was a hazard that Woodward owed a "reasonable" duty to repair or maintain. The Court of Appeals ruled that since the large defect was "visible on casual inspection," the owner owed no duty to make repairs.