May 28, 2020 -- Jon Tidwell secures summary judgment dismissal on behalf of a Memphis restaurant chain in a premises liability suit based on a third party criminal act.


In this premises liability case, the plaintiff claimed that the restaurant was liable for his injuries inflicted during an assault by another patron of the restaurant, and sought to recover damages for his medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering. Punitive damages were also requested.  Agreeing with Jon’s arguments, the Shelby County Court found that the restaurant was entitled to judgment as a matter of law on all claims of direct and vicarious liability, thereby allowing the firm’s client to avoid the cost and burden of a trial.