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CLINTON & CLINTON PREVAILS ON MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT BASED ON STATUTE OF LIMITATION DEFENSE

Todd Austin and Laurie Book of Clinton & Clinton recently won a Motion for Summary Judgment against a plaintiff who fell down stairs in a parking garage at a commercial property in Los Angeles. The plaintiff was walking down a flight of stairs and slipped due to a chunk of concrete being cut out of the edge of one of the stairs. Plaintiff e-mailed her employer, a tenant at the commercial property, on the day of the incident and shortly thereafter Plaintiff sought treatment. Plaintiff filed suit on May 3, 2017 and alleged an accident date of May 13, 2015, which would mean that Plaintiff timely filed her Complaint just ten days before the expiration of the two-year statute of limitation. Through discovery, Plaintiff maintained that the accident date was May 13, 2015. However, medical records subpoenaed by Clinton & Clinton revealed the date of loss as being April 1, 2015.  At her deposition, Plaintiff testified that she e-mailed her employer on the date of loss, but she failed to produce a copy of the e-mails. The deposition was suspended until the e-mails were produced, and those e-mails confirmed that the accident date was April 1, 2015. Having established a date of loss of April 1, 2015, Clinton & Clinton filed a Motion for Summary Judgment for its clients on the grounds that Plaintiff's lawsuit was barred because she filed her lawsuit one month after the expiration of the Statute of limitation. The Court agreed and granted the Motion for Summary Judgment.


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