Jones v. Imperial Palace of Mississippi, LLCAnnotate this Case
While walking through the Imperial Palace Casino’s parking garage in the space between the garage wall and the front of the parking spaces Joseph Jones was injured when he tripped over a concrete parking bumper and fell to the concrete floor. Jones filed suit alleging that the parking bumper was misaligned, jutted into the path, and proximately caused both his fall and his injury. The trial judge granted Imperial Palace’s motion for summary judgment. Jones appealed, and the Mississippi Court of Appeals reversed, finding sufficient evidence to create a jury question as to whether Imperial possessed actual as well as constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition, and whether it had failed to conduct reasonable inspections. Imperial appealed, and the Supreme Court reversed, finding plaintiff presented insufficient evidence that the defendant created or knew of a dangerous condition on its premises. The trial court's judgment was reinstated and affirmed.