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November 2011

Summary Judgment In Favor Of Defendant Laundromat And Business Owner

Obtained summary judgment in favor of defendant laundromat and business owner in lawsuit in Hinds County Circuit Court arising out of a shooting incident which occurred on the premises of the business. The plaintiff alleged the defendants failed to provide adequate security measures, given the amount of crime in the area and the regular presence of panhandlers. The Court held that plaintiff did not sustain his burden of proving the existence of an atmosphere of violence on the premises, or that the defendants’ acts or omissions were the proximate cause of his injuries, or that the defendants were negligent in any way.