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Pemberton dismisses first lawsuit

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Involved slip-and-fall case at Kingston restaurant

By Damon Lawrence

Is 3 minutes and 11 seconds enough time for a fast-food restaurant to remedy a slip hazard?

New Circuit Court Judge Mike Pemberton doesn’t think so.

In his order dismissing a slip-and-fall lawsuit against Hardee’s, Pemberton said the timeframe wasn’t long enough for the restaurant to discover the hazard.

“Negligence is not to be presumed from the mere happening of an accident,” Pemberton said in the order.


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