Greg Holland and Ryan Furgurson scored a victory for Omni Hotels this week in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. On March 7, District Judge Elizabeth Dillon granted Omni’s Motion for Summary Judgment in Thomas v. Omni Hotels, Civil Action No. 5:15-cv-00086. The plaintiff alleged that she slipped and fell on ice on the walkway outside the spa building at the Omni Homestead Resort. She claimed that Omni failed to inspect the walkway and failed to correct a dangerous condition.
The court ruled that the evidence was insufficient to establish how the ice came to be in the area around the fountain, or when it came to be there. As such, plaintiff could not establish that Omni had constructive notice of a hazard, and plaintiff’s claim failed as a matter of law.
Congratulations to Greg and Ryan on a job well done.