Woman who fell on wet step in dark restroom hallway cannot sue grocery store
Mid-shopping at the Randazzo's Fruit and Vegetable, Inc., Faye Milton needed to use the restroom. She was pointed to a doorway that opened on a dark hallway with the restroom at the end. She felt her way through the hallway, searching for a light switch, before falling when she encountered a wet step. When the grocery store denied any compensation for her injuries, she filed an injury claim. The Court granted the store summary disposition, holding that the dark hallway was an "open and obvious danger" which Milton should have simply avoided. Since the danger was evident on "casual inspection," the grocery store owes no duty to eliminate the hazard. She should have just wet her pants in the grocery aisle.