Frazier v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.Annotate this Case
The Supreme Court vacated the order of the superior court granting summary judgment in favor of Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, holding that the trial justice did not err in holding that the statute of limitations barred Plaintiff's claim for personal injuries that arose from a fall on the property of Liberty Mutual's insured.
In a second complaint, Plaintiff alleged that he slipped and fell at a Pizza Hut restaurant that was owned and operated by Mita Enterprises, LLC. Plaintiff then moved to substitute Liberty Mutual as a defendant. The motion was granted. Thereafter, Liberty Mutual moved to dismiss the amended complaint, arguing that the three-year statute of limitations barred Plaintiff's action. The trial justice agreed and granted summary judgment for Liberty Mutual. The Supreme Court vacated the superior court's judgment, holding that the trial justice erred in holding that the savings statute did not apply to Plaintiff's claim against Liberty Mutual.