Carter v. Bullitt Host, LLCAnnotate this Case
Appellant sued Appellee, the operator of a hotel, for injuries he suffered in a fall on ice on the hotel property, alleging negligence in Appellee’s entryway of the hotel during or after a severe snow storm. The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of Appellee, concluding that the icy patch on which Appellant fell was a naturally occurring open-and-obvious hazard for which there can be no liability under Standard Oil Co. v. Manis. The court of appeals affirmed. The Supreme Court reversed, holding that the Manis rule is no longer viable, and instead, all open and obvious hazard cases, including obvious natural outdoor hazard cases, are subject to the comparative fault doctrine. Remanded.