PREMISES LIABILITY: BUGG V. AMERICAN LEGION, ANDERSON POST. NO. 34 (COA 5/25/2007)

BUGG V. AMERICAN LEGION, ANDERSON POST. NO. 34
TORTS:  PREMISES LIABILITY – Business invitee – landlord liability
2006-CA-000429
PUBLISHED: AFFIRMING
JUDGES:  NICKELL PRESIDING; MOORE AND LAMBERT CONCURS
DATE RENDERED: 5/25/2007
COUNTY:  ANDERSON

CA affirms grant of directed verdict for appellee in this unusual premise liability case.Appellant was injured when a fellow patron of a horse show – under the influence of marijuana, cocaine and alcohol – was arrested and his concealed weapon accidentally discharged, hitting appellant. 

CA holds that appellant failed to show that appellee or its agents failed to act or provide sufficient security, once it became aware of the other patron’s inebriated and belligerent state.

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