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Supreme Court upholds verdict in negligencel lawsuit

May 23, 2019

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a verdict that found a Sioux Falls restaurant was not negligent when a customer was injured after falling in a slippery parking lot.

The court ruled the jury was properly instructed in the 2014 case, despite an argument to the contrary by Shirley Tammen. She appealed a verdict alleging the circuit court didn’t give complete instructions to the jury and didn’t consider her proposed instructions.

The Argus Leader reports Tammen argued the restaurant was negligent in not clearing its parking lot of ice and snow. Fryn’ Pan provided evidence that its snow crew cleared the lot the day before Tammen fell and that it was difficult to sand between parked cars. The jury found owners of the Fryn’ Pan were not negligent.

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Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com

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