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(WILX Michigan)   Woman who slipped on lemon at bar loses a peel   (wilx.com) divider line
    More: Awkward, Appeal, Connie Nagel, Trial court, Michigan Court of Appeals, lemon wedge, Appellate court, lower court's decision, dangerous condition  
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2308 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Jan 2022 at 10:35 AM (18 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-18 8:32:37 AM  
Nice one, subby.

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2022-01-18 10:06:01 AM  
Headline sounds appealing

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2022-01-18 10:25:48 AM  
She failed in her zest to put a squeeze on the bar after an ade refuses the pick-up lime.

I didn't get enough sleep again.
 
2022-01-18 10:38:08 AM  
Bet she's sour about it
 
2022-01-18 10:38:23 AM  
Well you know what they say:

When life gives you AIDS make LemonAIDS
 
2022-01-18 10:39:49 AM  
"Nagel said the bar's surveillance video from the incident was missing. "

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2022-01-18 10:41:31 AM  
Lemon Stealing Whores
 
2022-01-18 10:45:57 AM  
Sounds like someone's feelings are in a bit of a twist
 
2022-01-18 10:48:00 AM  
Let this be a lesson to us all.

Lime doesn't pay.
 
2022-01-18 10:52:56 AM  
I bet she won't be invited to the next lemon party.
 
2022-01-18 10:53:09 AM  

brap: Let this be a lesson to us all.

Lime doesn't pay.


Yup, lock 'em up and throw away the kiwi.
 
2022-01-18 10:54:59 AM  
99% of the time, something on the floor is the fault of the slippee or another patron.  Bartenders aren't in the habit of tossing lemon wedges over the bar onto the floor.

Now, depending on lighting and the color of the floor, then either lemon wedges will be visible and lime wedges invisible, or vice versa.  Any decent server who sees one will try to kick it out of the way if laden with drinks and/or tray, or pick it up on the way back to the bar.  But again, the proximate cause of the injury is the patron who littered, not the bar or its employees.
 
2022-01-18 10:55:01 AM  
"Connie Nagel said she slipped on a lemon wedge and fell in 2018, injuring herself. She claimed to have seen several people slipping on spilled drinks and that the lemon was on the floor for a while after her fall. But the appeals court said Nagel failed to show that Old Shillelagh staff actually knew that the lemon had created a dangerous condition."


10,000 years ago, this person would have died of stupidity during childhood. Now, we've made the world safe so that she can survive and demand money from fitter people.

Progress!
 
2022-01-18 10:55:47 AM  
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That's b-a-n-a-n-a-s
 
2022-01-18 11:03:59 AM  
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2022-01-18 11:06:19 AM  
As someone who sprained an ankle at the Old Shillelagh while on a business trip, I'm getting a kick. But, it was my fault and I did not attempt to sue the bar.

What's the chance I randomly read an article and find out it's a bar I've been to once, in a city I've only been in twice?
 
2022-01-18 11:07:54 AM  
So this mangoes into a bar...

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2022-01-18 11:12:50 AM  
Confucius say?
 
2022-01-18 11:18:27 AM  

New Rising Sun: "Nagel said the bar's surveillance video from the incident was missing. "

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Many years ago, when I lived in a different city, there was a massive bar brawl at a dive bar in town. The RCMP are getting told a different story by everyone involved. They see all the cameras and talk to the owner... only to find out the cameras are fake.

He had gone to Costco and gotten a bunch of the

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fake cameras like that.

The last I heard he had to sell the bar and his house to avoid bankruptcy.
 
2022-01-18 11:28:09 AM  

edmo: Headline sounds appealing

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I'd like to spend time behind bars...
 
2022-01-18 11:31:11 AM  
Robert Plant will not approve. She's supposed to squeeze the lemon, not step on it.
 
2022-01-18 11:33:27 AM  
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2022-01-18 11:33:31 AM  
I wonder what the story with the missing footage was, and why she was unsuccessful at a spoliation argument.
 
2022-01-18 11:40:53 AM  
...you know you only used to get juiced in it
 
2022-01-18 1:01:33 PM  

FrancoFile: 99% of the time, something on the floor is the fault of the slippee or another patron.  Bartenders aren't in the habit of tossing lemon wedges over the bar onto the floor.

Now, depending on lighting and the color of the floor, then either lemon wedges will be visible and lime wedges invisible, or vice versa.  Any decent server who sees one will try to kick it out of the way if laden with drinks and/or tray, or pick it up on the way back to the bar.  But again, the proximate cause of the injury is the patron who littered, not the bar or its employees.


They still have a responsibility to maintain a safe environment though, so it gets interesting if you can show a pattern of them ignoring it 'cause they're busy and letting stuff lie for a long time or somesuch.  Like if someone spills some shiat in a grocery store aisle - sure the person that spilled it is the immediate cause, but a judge will still hammer the store and not that person if it wasn't cleaned up for ages and that resulted in injury.

/eventually someone's gonna bring a Covid suit like that against an anti-mask/vax venue
 
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