Owner Liable for Shopper’s Injuries Outside Tenant’s Store

December 20, 2013
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Facts: A shopper was hit by a motorist on the sidewalk outside of a shopping center tenant’s store. The shopper sued the center’s owner and the tenant. The owner and the tenant each asked a trial court for a judgment in its favor without a trial. Each said that the other had a duty of care to the shopper and was liable for damages arising from the accident. The court ruled in favor of the tenant, and the owner appealed.

Decision: An Illinois appeals court upheld the decision of the trial court.

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