March 14, 2001
While exiting a Louisville car dealership, a man slipped and fell on icy conditions, causing ligament tears in both his legs that would have to be surgically repaired. The Plaintiff alleged the dealership should have known about the frozen foreign substance. The defense argued that the dealership had no knowledge of the substance and pointed out that in the absence of any medical testimony, the court cannot know for sure that the surgery was related to the incident. After just a half hour of deliberation, the Jefferson County jury found for the dealership, awarding no damages.